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post #11 of 11 Old 02-19-2008, 02:53 PM
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The reason we mentioned more research is because just the water param requirements for the syno and the molly are different. Mollys prefer softer water, syno's prefer harder water. The full size of a syno would have told me not to put it into a 30 gallon tank with anything... these are the things we are referring to. Aggression between fish can be caused by a number of different things, and a known peaceful fish can be very aggressive when its needs are not provided or when a conflict exists.

There are good and accurate websites with info out there, places like plantecatfish, thekrib, reefcentral... all well known for their accurate info (in the form of articles). Things to look for when reading this info... who is the author and how much experience do they have? It the approach of the article from a scientific angle or a "pet owner" angle? I have seen websites built by 12 yr olds who have only their own personal experience to speak of... and in reading the article, this becomes obvious. Those are the articles I turn away from, go in search of something done in an educational format. There are a lot of .org and .edu sites out there... target these. Yes, they will tend to use terms you don't understand, but its better to look those terms up and begin to make yourself familiar with them than to rely on someone who can't possibly know the information they are trying to write about. If a child were trying to explain to me how to breed clownfish... I would have a lot of questions about how they came about their information. If a breeder with 20 yrs in the hobby tells me, I am more apt to listen... but I still always ask questions. Places like this forum are also good, but again, watch your accuracy levels. I know this can be challenging... but its not impossible. Take the online information you gather and compare it to published books, even if you have to visit a library to find them/read them cheaply.

Dawn Moneyhan
Aquatics Specialist/Nutritionist
Juneau, WI
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