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post #11 of 14 Old 01-02-2014, 10:47 AM
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He's looking good. I can't get the vid to play on my phone. I'll have to check it out later.

Mine doesn't bother the nerites and mystery snail or the numerous ramshorn snails I have in with mine.

Just curious...how did you confirm yours was a male? Did you vent it or is it based off the spikes on the gills? I've read that females may have the spikes too. Not sure of the sex of mine.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-02-2014, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I'm going by the gill spikes. I looked at his and the examples I found various places to make the determination. I could be wrong and without venting I guess I can not be 100% sure but I would place my confidence at > 75%.

I am concerned about his lack of appetite but as he has had two tank transitions I think he just need time. He is looking better each day though. I have provided live glass or ghost shrimp for him to eat. I will also continue to attempt pellet foods and frozen. But as he has had two transitions so he may just need some time.

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-03-2014, 11:10 AM
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I like your tank. Will look great once the plants grow in a bit. Is that water wisteria on the right side? The cteno will really appreciate some tall plants for cover. Just a suggestion but a black background would really finish this tank nicely.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-03-2014, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Yes it is I have it in bith corners actually. The other plants and swords that should grow somewhat tall as well given time.
Yeah I'm debating on a planted background or a rock formation one.
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