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post #41 of 57 Old 02-09-2011, 07:56 PM
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Kym, it's really possible to keep a group of them. I had almost 12 once.

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post #42 of 57 Old 02-09-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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I had 12 in a 55 for over two years. I loved them. Never lost one either. Until they started to be bottom dwellers and not moving. SD taught me all I know about fish keeping and our Ram expert there told me they were old and dying.

It was awful.

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post #43 of 57 Old 02-09-2011, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, they're really short-lived.

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post #44 of 57 Old 02-09-2011, 08:53 PM
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Yeah, they're really short-lived.
Two years? That is short lived! My Bolivian Rams are two years old. I'm sure they have a longer life span, yes??

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They do.

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Both species of Mikrogeophagus will live about 4 years, provided they are in what they consider a suitable environment (including water parameters).

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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 youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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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Both species of Mikrogeophagus will live about 4 years, provided they are in what they consider a suitable environment (including water parameters).

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Why do I always forget to go look there?? A big on the head to me!!
Do you want me to slap you every time you have blonde moments? lol

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Do you want me to slap you every time you have blonde moments? lol
No, as you'd be slapping me all day long, every day. For a brunette I sure have more than my share of very blonde moments.
My favorite is going all agro, looking for my glasses when they'd been sitting up on my head, the entire time.

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This thread is so entertaining....

55g-
Ancistrus triradiatus x1
Ancistrus sp. Albino x1
Apistogramma cacautoides "Orange Flash"(Cockatoo Cichlid)x2
Corydoras paleatus (Peppered Cory Cat) x3
Hyphessobrycon eques (Red Serpae Tetra) x6
Ilyodon furcidens x3
Monodactylus sebae (Mono) x1
Pimelodus pictus (Pictus Cat) x1
Pterophyllum scalare(Angelfish) x5
Trichogaster fasciata (Banded Gourami) x2
Trichogaster lalius (Dwarf Gourami) x3

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Ambystoma mexicanum x3



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