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Old 08-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #11
 
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Hm, I've heard rumors on inter-breeding but I don't know for sure one way or the other, to be honest. I haven't had much experience with live-bearers.

I have no firsthand experience with rainbows either, but most of the ones I've read about get around 3-4 inches and are super active which means they need a pretty big tank (thinking 55 gallons here). They are pretty, though.

Hrm...most tetras are soft water fish, and get pretty big (2-3 inches) and in a school would over stock the tank most likely. Is there anyway you can test the gh/kh/ph of the school's tap, for exact numbers? It'll make it a bit easier to pin down exact fish for the tank :)
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #12
 
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Hm, I've heard rumors on inter-breeding but I don't know for sure one way or the other, to be honest. I haven't had much experience with live-bearers.

I have no firsthand experience with rainbows either, but most of the ones I've read about get around 3-4 inches and are super active which means they need a pretty big tank (thinking 55 gallons here). They are pretty, though.

Hrm...most tetras are soft water fish, and get pretty big (2-3 inches) and in a school would over stock the tank most likely. Is there anyway you can test the gh/kh/ph of the school's tap, for exact numbers? It'll make it a bit easier to pin down exact fish for the tank :)
Eh, I have API but I don't use it often, and well, the teacher never has either.

There are rainbows that are only 1 inch as well :p

And I've always had smaller tetras, like neon for example.


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Old 08-21-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
 
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Ok, so my teacher wants fish soon... I decided that tomorrow ill buy a mystery snail! I have one as well. What do I feed it while there aren't fish? Anymore stocking ideas?


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Old 08-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #14
 
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I decided that tomorrow ill buy a mystery snail! I have one as well. What do I feed it while there aren't fish?
Gotta Love Mystery snails! I have a blue in my tank, he(Edmond)'s so fun to watch!
They are herbivores, so things like lettuce (romaine, not iceberg), and algae wafers, they absolutely LOVE carrots...
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #15
 
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Gotta Love Mystery snails! I have a blue in my tank, he(Edmond)'s so fun to watch!
They are herbivores, so things like lettuce (romaine, not iceberg), and algae wafers, they absolutely LOVE carrots...
:p thanks! I've been wondering what else to feed mine :) for some reason mine also eats shrimp pellets when u feed my Cory cats... 0.0


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for some reason mine also eats shrimp pellets when u feed my Cory cats... 0.0
lol, they can be funny things, mine doesn't seem interested (aka leave it for a day), then *nom* food, gone :)
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #17
 
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Ok, so ,getting the mystery snail today. And I just remembered, I've had glofish before, that can be my schooling part, right? The problem is mine were always a little sensitive :p but that'd be cool when we review genetics! Can guppies live well with them? Or what else can? Or are they a bad idea?


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Old 08-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
 
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I was at the store today, and there are a few cooler looking fish. Why doesn't anybody ever suggest those?


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Old 08-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #19
 
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I was at the store today, and there are a few cooler looking fish. Why doesn't anybody ever suggest those?
If you found some fish that you like, you should totally research them, and see if they are suitable to your tank! (What are they btw?)
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #20
 
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If you found some fish that you like, you should totally research them, and see if they are suitable to your tank! (What are they btw?)
I didn't look XD I was helping a friend choose fish for her tank. I have a feeling that it was a removal lyretail Molly. So no go.

Shrimp are cheap, are they good? And I have Cory cats in my own personal tank, would they get along as well?


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