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post #21 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 06:34 PM
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Mmmmm. I love this forum. So many smarties in our party mix.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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post #22 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 07:26 PM
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That's My new pet-peeve, Jaysee!

"What should I put in my 10 gallon?"

"How about neons? they're small."

It's the same fallacy. Small fish small tank, right? Wrong! A good hundred neons isn't a small organism. You got a tiny tank, get a betta or a paradise fish or a tiny freshwater puffer. Something that doesn't need the company of a hundred other fish and spend its life speeding around non-stop.

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post #23 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 07:53 PM
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Small fish in a small tank isnt a fallacy, but like you said its not ONE neon that's the problem - its the school. If you can't keep a decent sized school in the tank, then you either need to get a larger tank or keep smaller fish. School size should not be what is compromised.

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 #24 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Those are both mid-sized cories, yup. Bronze are large, pygmies are tiny. I think the pandas are a tad smaller but the ones you said should be fine. The "Julii" Cory you see at most stores are actually 3 lined cories.

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oh ok. yea i knew they were 3 lined. i like calling them juliis though
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Pygmaeus are downright tiny. Never have seen them for sale, or maybe I missed them because they are so small.
Is Paleatus the "peppered cory". I think that one is fairly small. At any rate, it is usually sold at a much smaller size than Juliis and others. Not that that helps.

Olympia and AllAboutFish: it is very cool chatting with you. I only recently joined and actively started contributing to this forum; you two made it very enjoyable. thanks.
i actually have an lfs that sales pygmy. i have 2 now. gotta wait till they get more in. i got a julii today. yes 1 i went to 2 petcos and a petsmart. petsmarts were overpriced and the petcos only had one :( ill get more monday or tuesday.

your welcome!!! i love talking to people. ive only recently joined this forum but ive been on others for a year or so. i suck at stocking tanks though.
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post #25 of 28 Old 08-21-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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will schwatzi or however you spell that be ok also? what sizes would be ideal? also could i do a 2 schools of 6? like 6 julii and 6 schwatzi or whatever?
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post #26 of 28 Old 08-22-2012, 08:53 AM
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12 Cory's is too many for a 20 long - you are better off keeping a larger school of one species instead of 2 small schools.

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
2.5 - betta
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post #27 of 28 Old 08-22-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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so how many juliis? i hope my lfs has some. petco has disapointed me.
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post #28 of 28 Old 09-13-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got 6 pandas finally. Plan on getting 6 more. I love this LfsI found. Angels have been checking them out. Trying to watch for bullying so I can rescale if neccassary
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