06-02-2012, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bubbles1
this morning i found him lying on the floor... with out a face or anything.. i guess he passed during the night and the amano shrimp munched on him.. he was in my tank for a week and wouldnt eat once! i was gonna go to my lfs today to buy some live foods or something for him to eat but i guess its too late :( ill assume he was wild caught he wouldnt even look at the flakes.. even though everything was eating them.. you know youd think he see them eating and hed wanna eat :P well i guess its time to move on then... is there any possibility that there any other dwarf something that could somewhat centerpiece my tank? like a ram? gold or electric blue or bolivian? or african buttterfly cichlid? or keyhole cichlid? a single angel? any ideas? or perhaps any odditie that kinda stands out? but nothing to big ;) or maybe a small school of like half beaks or pencil fish :D omg so many possibilities :) any ideas? basically i have few rasbora and some cories and few shrimp in there right now.. so yaaa
Sorry to hear that, but not unexpected unfortunately. For the future, when buying fish never buy any that look starved or emaciated; fish that have refused to eat or not been fed (as in transport) often will not start eating again. I always wait for the fish to gain some weight in the store; if it is not going to survive, I'd rather it died there than in my tank. Corys are one fish I never acquire until they have been in the store and are eating for two weeks. Also, by this time, any health issues (parasites, protozoans, etc) are more likely to become obvious.
To your recent question. A 12g is not sufficient space for any "centerpiece" fish like a cichlid. Stay with small fish, under an inch, except perhaps for the substrate. Some catfish make a nice addition in a small tank. But the tank will be more successful, and thus enjoyable, if it is stocked with small fish that can be very colourful. I've had a 10g with 20-30 "dwarf" species that was very interesting.