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OK.. yeah, I certainly know that happens. The same LFS sells 'Julii cories,' but they're one ofthe other close species. Though they still charge an appropriate price for the actual fish they're selling so I don't complain. I'll do my best to make sure they're right. At least now I've seen the green fire devils so I know what to compare to!

I have decided to go ahead with a full South American theme. I wouldn't go as far as to say a biotope, but I'm going to go with cories, instead of the loaches. Not sure if maybe 7 cories, (probably whatever the fake julii kind I've purchased before, I like how small they stay), and 7 marbled hatchets and then my school of either cardinals or neon green tetras - say 13? I don't think that'd be over stocking, but I also don't want any of the schools to be lacking in numbers.

Going to plant some alternathera, micro sword and probably some star grass or maybe an interesting looking sword if I find one I like. And I've got some Amazon frog bit on the way already. :)

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OK.. yeah, I certainly know that happens. The same LFS sells 'Julii cories,' but they're one ofthe other close species. Though they still charge an appropriate price for the actual fish they're selling so I don't complain. I'll do my best to make sure they're right. At least now I've seen the green fire devils so I know what to compare to!

I have decided to go ahead with a full South American theme. I wouldn't go as far as to say a biotope, but I'm going to go with cories, instead of the loaches. Not sure if maybe 7 cories, (probably whatever the fake julii kind I've purchased before, I like how small they stay), and 7 marbled hatchets and then my school of either cardinals or neon green tetras - say 13? I don't think that'd be over stocking, but I also don't want any of the schools to be lacking in numbers.

Going to plant some alternathera, micro sword and probably some star grass or maybe an interesting looking sword if I find one I like. And I've got some Amazon frog bit on the way already. :)
Increase the hatchets to 12. If you get P. simulans, up those to 15, but P. axelrodi (cardinal) 12 max. And there is room for another mid-water. Nannostomus marginatus would be ideal, they are found in company with P. axelrodi. Nannostomus eques is another good match. Hyphessobrycon amandae perhaps.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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