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Old 12-28-2011, 11:14 PM   #11
 
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If you like the zebra dainos (glofish are the same species) and would like to keep them, then yes add at least three more to make a group of six minimum.



Soft water means lots of choices, but other factors need to be considered as well. What is the filtration? Will there be live plants? If so what is your lighting? What substrate?
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #12
 
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Just wanted to add a note about the kuhli loaches. They enjoy being in groups of 6 or more. 10 or more is best. They like soft, acidic water, so you should be fine if you can fit them in. They enjoy many hiding spaces and sand substrate if you can. If you don't want to have 10 little brown loaches running around, they also enjoy the company of others in their genus, banded kuhli loaches. They are a very entertaining little fish if you have the room for a group of them.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:11 PM   #13
 
I know this might sound bad but what do you mean. I know my water is "soft" other than that IDK. but i can find out if I know what to check.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #14
 
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The easiest way to check you water is to test what comes out of the tap yourself. If you don't have a test kit for everything, then you can look it up. The EPA requires local governments to publish water quality reports yearly. I would try typing in "Charlotte, NC water quality report" into google. Might have to click around a little bit, but that should give it to you.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:39 AM   #15
 
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Check out this article written by Byron

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...quarium-73276/
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