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Old 04-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #41
 
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There's lot of nice swords that are *truly* aquatic, Dtld9 is right, Brazilian swords aren't one of them.

The swords I have, other than the standard Amazon sword are Tropica (Rosette), Ozelot and Kleiner Bar. I've also got a Pygmy Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus), which is a very nice foreground, and I've been meaning to pick up a Melon Sword.

Anyway, I like all of mine :D
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #42
 
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i don think fry would be a problem if you got swordtails because as long as you dont take them out the parents and kribs will keep the population under control. :D
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:17 AM   #43
 
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Petco got me on 2 different plants don't feel bad. Just research before buying.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:38 PM   #44
 
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How about adding a couple of Mystery Snails? They come in a lot of colors and are as interesting as any fish to watch. I have a golden MS but would love to get a purple one someday.

AND I would take those rotten plants back where you got them and ask for store credit (or replacement with real aquatic plants.) They sell that junk all the time and have to know they won't work out. That's just plain dishonest. This hobby ain't cheap!
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:19 PM   #45
 
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oh i would take the plant back in a second, but i threw it away, plus i had no money/gas to get there. Its not a big loss, but just upsetting. Just an update on my tank, i went to my LFS today and they didn't have the kribs i wanted, but i did get two Bolivian rams, which look amazing. Hopefully, they will breed and flourish.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:30 PM   #46
 
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actually, they aren't Bolivian rams, they are German Blue Rams. I'm not sure im ready for these, kinda out of my league...let me know what you think i should do, take the risk and keep them, or return them. I would hate to see them die because of my ignorance.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:02 PM   #47
 
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I think you'll be fine with them, although you should ask your LFS when they came in. My LFS won't sell blue rams for a few days after they have come in because 99% of the time they come down with something (rams don't ship well). But, if you have healthy ones, you'll be fine. They are slightly more sensitive to water quality than some, but they'll eat happily, etc. Just check your water regularly and give them ideal conditions, as you would any other fish.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #48
 
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Yeah when i picked them up, they were really stressed out and many of the males were hard to tell from the females due to the stress. But they will be fine with a pair of kribs right? cause im still dead bent on getting them.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:54 PM   #49
 
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but they seem to be getting used to their new home, the male is now easily distiguishable from the female, his black stripes are showing nicely. they really like to chill by the piece of drift wood i have in there.
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