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Old 06-24-2011, 05:24 PM   #61
 
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I've only got a 5 gallon, but they are fry..ish. they're the size of neon tetras right now. But I've got my adf in that tank right now. The little ones may be eaten!

My local lfs said that they'd take the danio, but they can't give me anything for them. I didn't really expect store credit, but I had hopes for trading or for a discount. :( that was a no go.

Good to know about the whiptail. I've got a fake tree in there so that should be ok until the driftwood is ready.I've also got a few other decorations, and the live plants to hang out in.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:36 PM   #62
 
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I've only got a 5 gallon, but they are fry..ish. they're the size of neon tetras right now. But I've got my adf in that tank right now. The little ones may be eaten!

My local lfs said that they'd take the danio, but they can't give me anything for them. I didn't really expect store credit, but I had hopes for trading or for a discount. :( that was a no go.

Good to know about the whiptail. I've got a fake tree in there so that should be ok until the driftwood is ready.I've also got a few other decorations, and the live plants to hang out in.
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For a lot of the very common and overly produced fish species, like the danio, its seldom that a store is in need of them. If you want to get rid of them, your best shot is letting them take them with no exchange for anything. Not many places or people will be willing to pay for, or trade for, a fish that is 'a dime a dozen', so to speak.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:13 PM   #63
 
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Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I decided to go with the Julii (or what were sold as Julii at least, lol) corys instead of the other options I'd asked about. I'm also giving away the danio because they're just too hyper for the angel and the rasboras seem much happier now that they've got their tank back. The danio just seemed to make the tank feel crowded. The rasboras had been spawning previously, and they're back at it again after the danio being gone for only a few hours! :P

So, for right now I've got my 1 angel, 5 harlequin rasboras, and 5 julii corys. Hopefully the corys will be happy with only five - I bought all they had in stock. I was thinking of doing 3 juliis and 3 of another type, but none of the ones in stock stayed about the same size (something I prefer) and I also didn't want to leave the other two behind! They ended up giving me a discount anyways and I pretty much got the fifth one free! I'll be adding 4-6 more rasboras and that'll be it for the tank. I need to add a bit more as far as the plants, but I'm pretty well stocked to where I want to be.

Your advise (as well as others) has been much appreciated! I almost went with some kuhli loaches (they were in the tank right next to the corys so I really kept flip flopping between the two..) but with plants and snails, I just didn't want to risk it! They were pretty darn cute though, I can see why you like em!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:21 PM   #64
 
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Good deal!!
You actually did the best thing with julii cories. I recently had one (Wednesday re-did my tanks to what you see today in my signature), and I had one lone julii with albinos, emeralds, and a habrosus. I noticed the julii is very particular in which species of cory it bonds with. The only other cory she would associate with was the habrosus, most likely similar patterning. So five of them is great! If the julii were from Petsmart, its more likely they are the Leopard Cory, similar to the julii, same applies... mine was a Leopard, but sold as a julii.
Yeah, the black kuhli loaches are nifty. I was set on selling them to my LFS with my opaline gourami and my cories, but when it came time to do it, I backed out, decided to keep them and just switch which tank they were in. Everyone who visits always loves my loaches, they are a great conversational piece, and they are low maintenance.
Congrats on getting your tank where you want it!
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:59 AM   #65
 
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:) I'm still very happy with the corys, they're so fun to watch. I'm not sure if they are julii or not, I put up a picture in another thread, and the one person who replied said they think they are. I did not get them from petsmart, I got them from my LFS, which seems to be on the right track for the most part. There's a few employees there who don't know everything they're talking about, but when they're stumped they grab someone else who has more expertise. I know the owner's been in the fish business for 30 some years, and when I have had a chance to talk to him he's given excellent advise. Every other fish I've been able to identify has actually been correct, and I always listen up to the answers they're giving to other customers and as far as I know it's good advise. Maybe they sold me the right fish.. I don't think they're lying about it at least. And they had some leopard corys there too in a separate tank. Maybe I got legit juliis, haha.

I stopped by the LFS again today and looked at the kuhli loaches again. They're still super cute, but I'm still happy with my corys. They both have such character!

Thanks again!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:10 AM   #66
 
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They might very well be julii cories, if so that is totally awesome. I wish my LFS was as knowledgeable! I have never kept kuhlis and cories together, but my best friend does and she doesnt have any problems. The black kuhli loaches are usually smaller than the striped kuhlis, and have a pretty low bioload.

I think your choices are awesome and I am super happy for you!!
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