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Old 04-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #11
 
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ugh livebears, not my cup of joe =X
generally not mine either, but endlers have a bit of charm to them that I like.
They look really nice against my plants too
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
 
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I can tell you from experience that if you want the shrimp to still be alive, I would avoid a honey gourami. They are beautiful and will eat the babies, but they will likely go after your shrimps (yes the adults), too. If the population is established enough then it won't be a problem for him to pick off a few adults now and then, but if it's just beginning I'd wait a while. I had three honey gourami in my 29 with RCS... they are not the reason my shrimps have a dedicated tank all to themselves.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #13
 
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I can tell you from experience that if you want the shrimp to still be alive, I would avoid a honey gourami. They are beautiful and will eat the babies, but they will likely go after your shrimps (yes the adults), too. If the population is established enough then it won't be a problem for him to pick off a few adults now and then, but if it's just beginning I'd wait a while. I had three honey gourami in my 29 with RCS... they are not the reason my shrimps have a dedicated tank all to themselves.
Duly noted, It seems all the anabantaids I want/have are all master shrimp killers!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:53 PM   #14
 
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Just totally realized I made a horrible typo. I meant "now the reason"... Just burned my right pointer finger horribly and having trouble typing...

But ya... I feed my shrimp culls to my bettas... so far none have survived. Anabantids are like shrimp-killing machines. I think your best bet is going to be removing the babies manually...
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #15
 
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I think feeding the fry to bettas would be a good idea. I don't know much about the scarlet badis but they are adorable and if they would eat the fry that might be an appealing option.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:46 AM   #16
 
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Just totally realized I made a horrible typo. I meant "now the reason"... Just burned my right pointer finger horribly and having trouble typing...

But ya... I feed my shrimp culls to my bettas... so far none have survived. Anabantids are like shrimp-killing machines. I think your best bet is going to be removing the babies manually...
Haha, I actually skipped right over it, I got the gist of what you were saying though.

Probably, since I'll be keeping my fry control fish in another tank, that leaves me with more possibilities on what I can have so that works out for the best too. I must say I've had my eyes on some sparkling gourami lately





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I think feeding the fry to bettas would be a good idea. I don't know much about the scarlet badis but they are adorable and if they would eat the fry that might be an appealing option.
Scarlet Badis are nice, I had a male and a couple females awhile back, they were a bit too shy in my tank and super tiny so I dont know if they would actually be able to eat the fry unless it was just born.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #17
 
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Yeah that is what I was thinking. 2cm is fairly small. I'm sure the tank is too small but what about like an African leaf fish or african butterfly fish?
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
 
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Yeah that is what I was thinking. 2cm is fairly small. I'm sure the tank is too small but what about like an African leaf fish or african butterfly fish?
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Both of those will get too big for my tank, its an 8g bowfront.

I'll probably just get a betta and hope I manage to get an semi-aggressive one.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #19
 
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Thats kind of what I figured. Worth a try though. If you get one who flares at you or zips around the container, I've found those are often more aggressive. It's usually just luck of the draw.
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Thats kind of what I figured. Worth a try though. If you get one who flares at you or zips around the container, I've found those are often more aggressive. It's usually just luck of the draw.

Thats generally how I find out too

Granted I've usually tried to find the nice ones before!
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