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post #11 of 14 Old 06-17-2010, 02:19 AM
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The cube tanks can be great for the right species of fish. I have 2 biocube tanks, one saltwater and one freshwater... love them both! In a fully planted cube, a school of neons or cardinal tetras looks quite amazing, and the smaller species of cory cats can do very well in there too. Small fish that stay under 2 inches are best suited for the cubes due to the shape, but also watching territories helps with stocking too. Working with mid and upper level dwelling fish and limiting bottom feeders helps a lot.

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post #12 of 14 Old 06-17-2010, 12:01 PM
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Deborah, first off, I and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping; I see you recently joined.

Second, Dawn has given you good advice, and I concur.

Third, we have a Fish Profiles section on this forum, you can go there by clicking on "Tropical Fish Profiles", second from the left in the blue bar across the top. Also in all posts, if the name of a fish or plant that is in our profiles is replicated exactly, whether common name or scientific, the name will appear shaded and you can click on that to see the profile.

We have a lot of fish profiles and are adding more, so this is a good resource right here on the forum. Each profile contains information on water parameters, numbers, tank size, fish size, compatibility, and background.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-18-2010, 03:31 AM
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Do you have plans to move the guppies out of the tank before adding the barbs? I think tiger barbs would likely shred those poor guppies.

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-19-2010, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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oh yes. They are already in their own tank.
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