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Here is a couple close ups of the bigger Pleco for you Kymmie:). He is a bit of a territorial bully. He will chase ...
Here is a couple close ups of the bigger Pleco for you Kymmie:). He is a bit of a territorial bully. He will chase the smaller pleco away whenever he is within 5-6" of him. Other fish come around he flares at them and tries to chase them. He is always trying to chase the shrimp away from his food area but they don't move too fast from him. But he has met his match. This one Kuhli Loach is always eating around him it seems when I drop a wafer down. The pleco will keep his mouth on the wafer and spin around it to try to knock the kuhli off it but the kuhli refuses to be bullied. It is quite funny as they end up in a little dance around the wafer both trying to eat:) The last picture is actually a non blurry closeup of him after he chased the master of the cave shrimp off his cave perch. Probably my first non blurry closeup ever..just for you Auntie Kymmie :)
Great pics, Pep. Thank you! I love that your kuhli refuses to be bullied! I love the final with him resting on his cave perch. I see you were even able to get a shot of one of your Denisons. They are such a tough fish to capture with the camera. You made my evening with your pics, .
Hehe, the pic with the Denison is a fluke. They are not tough to get a good picture of, they are impossible:)
I need some input from all of you. I posted earlier what I have in the tank for stock. I need another fish yet, maybe even a feature type, and would prefer something that likes the middle to top of the tank. Most everything I have so far likes middle and lower. Obviously I need something that is going to get along with everyone. So I am open to ideas please
What about some sort of gourami for up top? Pearls would look nice. Maybe some pearls and some danios? If you can find some Danio roseus, they're absolutely gorgeous. Both gouramis and danios would go well with your general Asian theme (not counting the two misfit plecos).
I thought about Pearl Gourami's and still am but they don't ship well it seems. Not very hardy fishs so it is tough to find good healthy ones locally. I thought about zebra danios but I read/heard they were a bit aggresive. I'll look into the Danio roseus thanks Bat.
They're not really "aggressive" just hyperactive. They spend all day long chasing one another around. Especially if you don't have enough of them they can try to get other fish to participate in their perpetual game of tag which sometimes other fish don't really appreciate. I've heard them described as nippy before but I've never seen them nip, myself. Not even slow-movers with long fins like bettas.
Interesting. I have an LFS that has some decent looking Pearls and some Opaline Gourami's. They also have some very small zebra danios. I have to think about this some more. I could get a few Gourami's or 7-8 Zebras instead..hmmm.. Thanks for the info Bat.
Well, aqadvisor states that the blue, or golden or opaline gourami's are too aggresive for cherry barbs of which I have 7 of. Other sites have not really mentioned that so much. Amazing how much different info there is out there and sometimes it is sooooo hard to know which to believe.
Blues, golds and opalines are all just color morphs of the three-spot gourami. They're one of the grumpier gouramis around but I don't think they'd mess with something like cherry barbs. In any case, pearl gouramis aren't as aggressive. You could also look at the various dwarf gouramis or honey gouramis.