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Old 07-10-2007, 07:25 AM   #31
 
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Thanks for the advice leif. Is there any way to differentiate between the sexes?
Female GBRs have pink bellies.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:37 AM   #32
 
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Female GBRs get a pink dot on their side. The same for GGRs if you prefer the gold colorations.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:39 PM   #33
 
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Thanks everyone for being so helpful! One more important question for this topic (I think). I will be putting a few fish in my tank in two weeks to help cycling. What fish should I use, I plan on keeping them alive and in my tank after cycling :P
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:07 PM   #34
 
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What fish should I use, I plan on keeping them alive and in my tank after cycling :P
Male platies or danios. No female platies please.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:07 PM   #35
 
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What fish did you decide on? I wouldn't recommend GBRs to cycle a tank as they are touchy. If you plan to cycle a tank with fish, you need to be up on the water parameters as the ammonia builds up in the system of the fish and causes burning of the gills and other problems for the fish, so you want to keep the ammonia/nitrite numbers low for the safety of the fish.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:50 PM   #36
 
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I was thinkin danios. Just afraid they may become food one day. But that would be FAR in the future.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:07 PM   #37
 
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Danios are pretty hardy, but still monitor the parameters.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:58 PM   #38
 
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Danios seem to be the best choice. Thanks everyone!
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