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post #11 of 14 Old 07-01-2010, 03:34 PM
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hey, now your getting me thinking about setting up an old 10gal
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-02-2010, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Winner View Post
I'm going to try it- the fun of this hobby is all about the challenge of what you can make possible.
We do have the choice between stocking based on the fish's needs or our wants.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-02-2010, 11:49 AM
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We do have the choice between stocking based on the fish's needs or our wants.
Always provided we remember that the fish's needs take precedence over what we may want.

Fish are living creatures and it is the responsibility of aquarists to see that they are properly cared for and provided for, just the same as for any pet, animal or child for that matter. Fish have certain needs, which differ for different fish; forcing any fish to "adapt" to what is not natural for that species is not responsible.

I'm not saying you are suggesting this; but some new aquarists/members reading your statement could take the wrong slant. And one of the goals of this forum is to promote responsible fish care and keeping.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-02-2010, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Drawing from my experience in the aquarium hobby and the vast amount of information available in print and on the internet, and and also from the thoughts of the posters here (that's right, -you- guys), I am planning to try ideas I have for an aquarium.

If I feel I can find three species suitable for a nice visual of three swim groupings in the limited space, I will try it.

I'm really starting to favor the Honey Gourami now- it's a little smaller and the ones I see in person are nice fish. I guess you can call the tentative plan 'Fire and Honey' now.

If I were to add otos as I originally considered- I'd add them several months down the line, so I'd have a lot of time to think about them anyway. But I'm not favoring them for this build- among many things, apparently they're big frequent poopers.
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