Starting a new Tank. - Page 5 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 49 Old 04-19-2008, 02:49 PM
Member
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
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
okiemavis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 49 Old 04-23-2008, 03:55 PM
Member
 
crazy4fish's Avatar
 
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
crazy4fish is offline  
post #43 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 01:17 AM
Member
 
Dtld9's Avatar
 
Petco got me on 2 different plants don't feel bad. Just research before buying.
Dtld9 is offline  
post #44 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 01:38 PM
New Member
 
FishGirl's Avatar
 
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!
FishGirl is offline  
post #45 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ptrain's Avatar
 
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.
Ptrain is offline  
post #46 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ptrain's Avatar
 
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.
Ptrain is offline  
post #47 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 05:02 PM
Member
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
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.
okiemavis is offline  
post #48 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ptrain's Avatar
 
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.
Ptrain is offline  
post #49 of 49 Old 04-24-2008, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ptrain's Avatar
 
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.
Ptrain is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Guy Starting a Tank, need help! cka411 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 15 04-27-2010 09:33 PM
Starting up a new tank ardeepapa Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 11-12-2009 12:38 AM
Starting a New tank jostrom Freshwater and Tropical Fish 16 05-29-2008 11:13 AM
starting up a new tank tomgray Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 8 02-27-2007 07:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome