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post #31 of 36 Old 07-17-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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I just feel bad about so many posts . . .
Byron, i messed with pH once becuase I thought it was a bit high for my bettas. The next day, Ruby, who is a dark beautiful red, her fin were see through and she was orange/yellow. Never added pH+/- again. The other fish were really dull and Dawn looked like a swimming zebra. O_O
I set up the quarantine today, will test it once I find the kit. Cant remember where I put it. <-- Fail, I know.

Would rummynose tetras work in the set-up? My friend has one and I am trying to convince her to give it to me.

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post #32 of 36 Old 07-17-2012, 06:19 PM
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I just feel bad about so many posts . . .
Byron, i messed with pH once becuase I thought it was a bit high for my bettas. The next day, Ruby, who is a dark beautiful red, her fin were see through and she was orange/yellow. Never added pH+/- again. The other fish were really dull and Dawn looked like a swimming zebra. O_O
I set up the quarantine today, will test it once I find the kit. Cant remember where I put it. <-- Fail, I know.

Would rummynose tetras work in the set-up? My friend has one and I am trying to convince her to give it to me.
They are lovely fish, need soft slightly acidic water to be at their most colourful. And a group, this fish is better with a larger group. Check the profile, this would most likely be the Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra; the False RN is rare. I have both in my 115g, 23 of them, and what a sight as they swim as a shoal from end to end.

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She knows they need a school but she doesn't have enough room in the tank and has never had that much luck with them. There is a school of head and light tetras (and he does swim with them, sometimes) so he does have another schooling fish. I pester her about it whenever were doing fish stuff.
She did say she knows he would have a good home if she gave him to me. That made me so happy :)

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Out of Whiptail Catfish, BN plec and twig catfihs, who eats the most algae, who has the smallest biolaod, biggest and smallest size and life span?

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Out of Whiptail Catfish, BN plec and twig catfihs, who eats the most algae, who has the smallest biolaod, biggest and smallest size and life span?
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
I'd rate algae eating like this Farlowella>BN>whiptail
Farlowellas are vegatarians, BN mainly vegetarian, and whiptails are omnivores.

Whiptails and Farlowellas have a small bioload. They are long, but very skinny. BN have more bulk. Hard to pinpoint the longest and shortest without knowing the exact species.

No idea on the lifespan. Farlowellas are the most sensitive to water chemistry of the three.
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I concur with what blackwaterguy posted, and will only add on the lifespans. Some of this is in our profiles... Farlowella vittata probably up to 15 years, Rineloricaria parva probably 5-8 years. And Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp.) up to 12 years.

The Bristlenose will make a much greater impact biologically. For their length, the other two are very thin.

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