04-24-2009, 12:35 PM
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1077 - luckily the barbs haven't really been nippy towards the cories. Luckily they actually seem like they're getting along really well so far. The barbs do chase eachother around the tank when they feel like it, but seem very peaceful with the cories. which is great. I have a flake food the barbs are usually on, i didn't think cories ate flake due to their mouth positioning. I have some shrimp pellets i'll try today to see how they like them. I also substitute the flake food for treats occassionally. And no, definitely not going to add anymore fish to the 10. I was worried just adding the 2 cories. I decided to get them and keep super close tabs on the params, which i always do after adding new fish anyways. Like i said, nitrites are coming down in the 20 so hopefully it wont be too terribly long now.
Willow - The largest barb is no bigger than 1-1/2 inch and i'm pretty sure he isn't even that big. And they get smaller as they go. The smallest is prob 3/4 of an inch. The two cories are probably 1 and 1-1/2 inch (again he probably is a little smaller than this in reality, i'm shooting a little high). There are hiding places and I plan to stay very on top of the water. That was part of the deal i made to myself when i decided to take them home. I didn't really get to look at the barbs from the top. I went to bed and woke up and their stomachs look normal again. Will bloat pass that quickly?