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post #11 of 13 Old 10-07-2009, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeyG View Post
Sounds good...I'll hold fast for now on the fish. I'll get some black paper for the back. BTW Byron, the Peace River gravel looks great, very natural, and while I miss seeing Cory tracks in the sand, I think they appreciate the more subdued color (although I have to admit I'm not certain what true Cory shoaling behavior is). Even more satisfying is watching a Sterbai eat a bloodworm like a huge noodle.
I went back to the vid to check out the gravel, as I wasn't connecting all this before. I agree, very nice Mike. They way you're working on this tank it is going to be one super-duper aquarium, especially when the plants start filling in. Nice job. B.

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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 you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re 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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post #12 of 13 Old 10-08-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the shy female I refered to in earlier posts is dead. I found her tonight sticking to the filter intake. When I disposed of her, I couldn't help but notice that her tail fin was completely gone.

I have no proof, but I am wondering if the evidence is not stacking up against the mean female. Down to her and three males now.

I will get the black paper tomorrow after work. If I find another dead tetra tomorrow, she might join him.

Who am I kidding, I'll just give her back to Petco...I'm too much of a softie to kill a fish.

I swear I have the worst luck with Petco fish.
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-09-2009, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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No deaths today, but I have noticed one of my 3 males has freshly tattered fins. She's outta here.
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