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post #41 of 46 Old 01-07-2008, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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I might add some Malyasian Trumpet Snails, but I would need to keep the population under control somehow...

I am open to all suggestions for another specie of fish.
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post #42 of 46 Old 01-08-2008, 12:23 AM
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Malaysian trumpet snails are pretty easy to keep under control: don't overfeed.

If you do get a population boom, take a small cup (I use single serving jello cups), sick a couple of pebbles and an algae tablet in it, and put it on the substrate. Take it out when it gets full of snails and dispose in whatever method you conscious allows (I flush, others recommend freeze or clove oil), then put it back in and do it again. Repeat until leaving overnight only gets you a couple of snails. (Obviously, don't do this in a tank full of baby plecos, but you won't have that problem.)

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post #43 of 46 Old 01-08-2008, 05:03 PM
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for fish suggestions, you could get long nosed elephant fish if you are looking for something "exotic".






i dont know how well they get along with everyone so u might wanna check. i see them at my fish store and they are sooo cool. i'm thinking about getting some soon. i also had some macmaster's dwarf cichlids. they were awsome! i loved them. they are pretty and mine werent agressive either. here are some pics.





there is also a fish called a cockatoo dwarf cichlid. i dont know much about these but they look awsome. here are some pics.





this is a link that has some info about this fish.

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/stats...ichlids1c.html
this one is more helpful

http://fish.mongabay.com/species/Api...catuoides.html
it sounds like yopur tank would work well with this fish. :D
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post #44 of 46 Old 01-08-2008, 05:11 PM
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Skip the elephant fish - the tank's not big enough, they need live food, they're noctornal and moody, prone to disease, and generally hard to keep alive.

If you're going with the RTBS, I would also probably skip the dwarf cichlids, though I am on less firm ground here. I don't know that the shark would harrass them, but they to are bottom dwellers and it might, particularly if they spawned and had tasty fry following them around. Flip side is, though they are more peaceful than most cichlids, it's possible that if they did spawn and the shark did go after the fry, they could conceivably beat the snot out of him.

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Skip the elephant fish - the tank's not big enough, they need live food, they're noctornal and moody, prone to disease, and generally hard to keep alive.

If you're going with the RTBS, I would also probably skip the dwarf cichlids, though I am on less firm ground here. I don't know that the shark would harrass them, but they to are bottom dwellers and it might, particularly if they spawned and had tasty fry following them around. Flip side is, though they are more peaceful than most cichlids, it's possible that if they did spawn and the shark did go after the fry, they could conceivably beat the snot out of him.
But if I bought the Shark as a baby, and it grew up with small fish, would it still try to eat smaller fish as it grows up?

I know this is true for Oscars and other Cics, but I am not sure about sharks.

Because when I do buy the fish, I am getting all babies. The Tiger Barbs are like an inch long, and the RTBS is like 1.5-2" long.
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Somebody else needs to field that one. I just bumped up against the limit of my knowledge of this critter.

Hit google. Check out 6 or 7 write ups. You should be able to tell pretty soon if they'll give you trouble.

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