Originally Posted by iamntbatman
How do these fish fare in a community tank? I think they're really neat looking, but have been unwilling to experiment since they're so expensive online. However, my LFS just started stocking them at a decent price. After I move my kribs to another tank, do you think a peacock or two would do alright in a community with peppered cories, dwarf gouramis, and zebra danios? They won't bug my mystery snails, will they?
at this point they have been great.
i now have 2 purple spot because the single was just hiding all the time and never came out and I figured that if I got a second one they might move around......and I was right. They are now all over the tank
I have gouramis and danios and they have no problems with them. I don't have cories, but I do have loaches and they don't bother them at all.
They really like to "hide" near vegetation. They rarely go into the HUGE rock structure that I have made in my tank.
I have fixed the eating problem by throwing in a frozen block of shrimp......it took them about 2 or 3 days to figure out that they liked that stuff and to get over there and get it before the gourami's/molly's get to it.
They still will not take flake food at all, so the way I have to feed is to put in the flake to distract the other fish and have the cube partially dethawed so some of the shrimp starts sinking down to them to get their attention and then they come up and start feeding.
I will say this, once the other fish realize that I am feeding the shrimp they ignore the flake and finish the shrimp before the flake gets touched.
I have no clue on the snails as I don't have any in my tank.
As far as price, the purple spot are beautiful, and I got my 2 at petsmart. Petsmart had their price slashed to $5 a piece.....don't ask me why, but they did.