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post #321 of 346 Old 05-03-2013, 12:45 AM
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Ahhh I was thinking Loaches digged. My big MTS in my soil don't make a mess at all and it sounds like you have a thicker cap then mine.
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post #322 of 346 Old 05-03-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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My cap is maybe an inch and a quarter. The Pangio cuneovirgata are just so tiny. Plus they don't do this



The loaches seem well behaved. The hengels might be a problem. Turns out they are jumpers. I worried about the loaches doing that, not the hengels. I went over to my grandma's to check on the fish today and found one of the rasboras on top of the floaters. I put it back in the water and it appears to be fine. Tank parameters check out, temperature is fine, plenty of floating coverage. I've never had jumping fish before, but at least it stayed in the tank. If they keep jumping and landing on the frogbit that's a problem. If I take frogbit out they might jump more. So yeah...
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You're kidding me!!! I don't believe they were sunbathing on the floaters?!! What NAUGHTY little fish! You might have to trade up for something squishier like. . . I dunno. . . DUCKWEED, perhaps?!! I've never read that they were jumpers, either. That's so bizarre. I hope they cut it out, that's scary!

Yes, well behaved little loachlings. I had to train them for weeks not to burrow and to stay in the tank. Kidding. . . I'm SURE that whomever wrote that had a reason, but I simply can NOT imagine them jumping. Squirming, looping, wiggling, yes - JUMPING?! Naaaaaaaah. I still haven't figured out if they WOULD dig if not for the TMS being so heavy/thick compared to other types of sand. . . my kuhli have never burrowed, either. But the Cuneys were very happily living under the gravel at the LFS from whence they came. But there are GAPS in gravel. So of course they would. Gravel is like a wonderland for tiny loaches, I imagine. . .
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post #324 of 346 Old 05-06-2013, 06:33 PM
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Hey BWG you had any more Jumpers?? That would have given me a heart attack seeing a fish laying on top of my floaters!!

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post #325 of 346 Old 05-06-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a jumper in there a few days ago. It didn't land on any of the floaters, but was out of the water and back in right away. lol Still freaky to see. That is an open top tank and I have the water lowered a little to make sure they don't jump out of the tank. Partially why there hasn't been any pictures of them.
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post #326 of 346 Old 05-06-2013, 09:39 PM
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O.O Open top tank with Jumpers??
I don't know what would be worse there seeing a fish that did make it out or one that knocked itself out due to hitting a lid?!?

Either way glad there are all still there and alive!

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post #327 of 346 Old 05-06-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I didn't seem to realize they were jumpers. I'm hoping they will settle down. I'm guessing it would be a good idea to add the back plastic onto my glass lid. I like jerky, just don't think fish jerky would be good.
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NO JUMPING!!!
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post #329 of 346 Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM
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Or rasbora jerky! Who would have thought they were jumpers.... 0_o

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post #330 of 346 Old 05-08-2013, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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The last time I did a water change was Friday. The parameters have tested out fine since then so I believe I'm in good shape. A bit of crypt melt though, mostly pondeteriifolia (can't melt it ha!) but some nurii and green gecko. Not a surprise given the addition of the fish and also not bad at this point.

I need to get rid of a bunch of floaters and kind of feel bad about just throwing them. I have a lot. Thought about selling them, but don't think they are worth much. Thought about RAOK too. I need some ideas for that. The one thing I really don't want to do is send out bunches and bunches of packages.
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