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post #1 of 12 Old 02-20-2013, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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I've got a stupid question.

So, every time I read a profile on a certain fish I notice that it says it does good in groups of 3-6 or preferably more. Does that mean other fish too, or the same species?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-20-2013, 06:56 AM
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This is referring to the same general species.
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This is referring to the same general species.
Nods in agreement - a "group", especially as mentioned in a specific profile, is all the same species.
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Sooo, like scissortail rasbora can be with any type of rasbora, or just scissortail?
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Sooo, like scissortail rasbora can be with any type of rasbora, or just scissortail?
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It usually means just scissortail. There are different variations of the same species that will school together. For example Zebra Danios (golden, regular, long fin, glow fish) and Tigar Barbs (regular, green, albino).

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Ohh, okay. Got it. What about cory catfishes?
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Ohh, okay. Got it. What about cory catfishes?
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Yep, they'll school together

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-20-2013, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Cool. Thanks.

Now I've got another question... Now I have a upside-down catfish who keeps hiding, even when I turn off the lights and it's dark. It doesn't budge from where it's hiding(behind the filter). It was hiding within a space inside the filter, which was safe but highly agitating since I couldn't see it nor know if it's eating food or not. I'm going to be moving it to a 20 gallon once I buy one and have a exterior filter so it won't be able to hide. I even bought a cave for it, it went in, but still didn't like it. It keeps going back to the filter. Any thoughts on why it keeps hiding and not swimming about when it's dark?
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