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post #11 of 19 Old 11-18-2011, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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I think we need pictures of them. LOL

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post #12 of 19 Old 11-18-2011, 03:30 PM
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I will do best I can for tmora :):):)
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post #13 of 19 Old 11-18-2011, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I look forward to it.

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post #14 of 19 Old 11-19-2011, 12:26 PM
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Thats a great idea Byron! What other tetra would you suggest that you think would look nice? I have been trying to get the corys for a while now but have not had much luck but will definatly add more when I find them at least the duplicaious seems to hang out with the albinos and is not staying by himself.
Most tetra would work. Just avoid probable fin nippers (Black Widow Tetra, Silvertip Tetra, Serpae Tetra). The regular Neon Tetra and Cardinal Tetra compliment the Black Neon, just take note of water parameters (hardness for both but esp cardinal, and cooler temp for neon). Pencilfish are ideal with dwarf cichlids. Hatchetfish for the surface area.

In NA, unless you have a breeder in the area, wild corys are seasonal. I am not certain, but I think I read somewhere that C. duplicareus is being commercially raised in SE Asia, but don't quote me. And it will often be seen under the wrong name of "adolfoi" or Adolfo's cory. This is explained in the profile, Corydoras duplicareus.

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Thanks Byron. I found Pelvicachromis Pulcer at the local LFS and they are holding a male and a female for me for a couple of weeks because I am finally going to be moveing the tank from my moms to my house they had really good color even in the LFS tank so I am really looking forward to getting them into my tank were they will get even more color. Then I went to another LFS and she had some ember tetra so I got 4 more to go with the 6 I already have in my 20 gallon. She also had sparkling gourami and celestial pearl danios and they were so cute it was really hard not to get them to but there is no more room in the 20 gallon unless I move something to the 55 or the 44. Do you think I could move the 4 female bettas and 6 harliquin rasbora to either the 55 or the 44 and then get the the sparkling gourami and celestial pearl for the 20 long? In the 44 there are tiger barbs and serpia tetra so I am pretty sure that would not be a good choice.

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Thanks Byron. I found Pelvicachromis Pulcer at the local LFS and they are holding a male and a female for me for a couple of weeks because I am finally going to be moveing the tank from my moms to my house they had really good color even in the LFS tank so I am really looking forward to getting them into my tank were they will get even more color. Then I went to another LFS and she had some ember tetra so I got 4 more to go with the 6 I already have in my 20 gallon. She also had sparkling gourami and celestial pearl danios and they were so cute it was really hard not to get them to but there is no more room in the 20 gallon unless I move something to the 55 or the 44. Do you think I could move the 4 female bettas and 6 harliquin rasbora to either the 55 or the 44 and then get the the sparkling gourami and celestial pearl for the 20 long? In the 44 there are tiger barbs and serpia tetra so I am pretty sure that would not be a good choice.
The CPD and SG on their own in a 20g long should be ideal. The SG can be feisty when the male is defending the nest, and they are prolific frequent spawners, but the CPD tends to remain in the lower half and the SG in the upper (among floating plants which should be thick) so this should work out. Both these fish need very thickly planted tanks as noted in the profiles. Not sure I'm understanding correctly, but if Ember Tetra are also in this tank, might be issues with the gourami. I had to move my SG out of two tanks due to aggression of the males defending nests.

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The 20 long would have the SG, Ember Tetra, and the CPD the tank does have lots and lots of plants in it. That would mean I would have 4 female betta, 6 harliguin rasbora,8 Black Neon Tetra, 4 albino cory cat, 1 coradorus duplicarius,1 honey gourami, 1 dwarf gourami and the 2 Pelvicachromis Pulcher in the 55 together will this be ok? Or should I just leave the 20 as is and skip the SG and CPD?

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The 20 long would have the SG, Ember Tetra, and the CPD the tank does have lots and lots of plants in it. That would mean I would have 4 female betta, 6 harliguin rasbora,8 Black Neon Tetra, 4 albino cory cat, 1 coradorus duplicarius,1 honey gourami, 1 dwarf gourami and the 2 Pelvicachromis Pulcher in the 55 together will this be ok? Or should I just leave the 20 as is and skip the SG and CPD?
Those gourami species should be OK in the 55g with the cichlids (though I can't guarantee it). It's the larger and more territorial/aggressive gourami that should not be combined with cichlids. Betta, h'm, can't say. No problem with numbers though.

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post #19 of 19 Old 11-19-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Byron! If there is a problem I have two 10 gallon tanks sitting around empty that I can always set up again for the bettas. Yippie I can have CPD's I have really wanted some for a really long time but had never seen them local and they are only $4.50 a piece which is awesome! How many CPD's and SG's should I get to go with the 10 Ember Tetra oh I also have 3 dwarf corys in there that I forgot to mention earlier that I would also keep in the 20.

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