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I think I am missing some tetras:(
Old 02-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #11
 
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considering they're sold as food and are dirt cheap, you could easily do 10-15. They will attack sick/dying fish though... They're carnivorous, but they're also slow.

I like them in my guppy fry tanks for that reason- survival of the fittest. I bet they'd eat fish eggs if something spawned...

I'd also get 5-6 Nerite snails of whatever kind you like. They don't breed in freshwater and are very attractive- perhaps the zebra or corona nerites....

Okay...cool! I Googled them and it said you can put one for every gallon of water. So...I can put 125 of them? LoL! I read that and read that ~ did I read it wrong?

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They are great in garlic butter at a french eatery but...I had a snail outbreak once in my Discus tank ~ Ka..........zillions of them!!

But you say these don't breed? I know where to find you if they do. I am going to google the three you mentioned. Aren't they sensitive to meds, though?
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:04 PM   #12
 
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I googled those snails, Red and they are very pretty! Would you QT a snail?
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:22 PM   #13
 
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I googled those snails, Red and they are very pretty! Would you QT a snail?
I wouldn't. Inverts don't pass their illness/disease to fish or vice versa. At least in terms of everything I've ever read. (Of course, I haven't read EVERYTHING....)
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #14
 
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I wouldn't. Inverts don't pass their illness/disease to fish or vice versa. At least in terms of everything I've ever read. (Of course, I haven't read EVERYTHING....)
That's right, now that you mention it.
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