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Conversation Between Olympia and kfryman
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  1. kfryman
    07-30-2012 04:33 PM - permalink
    Yes, I looked up my water, how big do they get?
  2. Olympia
    07-30-2012 04:32 PM - permalink
    Oh yes! It's extremely adaptable, but you have alkaline water right? They'd love that.
  3. kfryman
    07-30-2012 04:29 PM - permalink
    Would it be fine in 76 degree water with bettas?

    Sakura may be giving me her rummynose though as she is tearing down a tank, maybe, so I think shrimp might be a better option. I have also heard cherry shrimp will eat hair algae.
  4. Olympia
    07-30-2012 04:22 PM - permalink
    Hah, still haven't gotten those amanos yet?
    You know if you want something to eat hair algae, American flag fish is a popular choice.. however some people don't think it's pretty (I think it's a good looking fish). Something a little more out there, and sort of blue ish if you don't find those blue platies. ;)
  5. kfryman
    07-29-2012 11:25 PM - permalink
    Thats the hard part I like them all! I will see if any of the petstores around me have any blue platies as those are super nice looking. I saw Petco had female cherry barbs so I may get them and a few males.

    I neeed to check if my LFS has any amano shrimp, I dont want to order them online as shipping and almost retail value suck for the wallet. I am gonna see about getting my light hung and put higher so the tank wont be getting huge amounts of light causing alage.
  6. Olympia
    07-29-2012 08:04 PM - permalink
    Hey man, I can't tell you which fish you like more! :p
    The platies will probably eat the algae, but don't count on it and not a lot of it either.
    I do like rummies however!
  7. kfryman
    07-29-2012 12:39 PM - permalink
    I don't know which on I want is the problem. The plagues I wouldn't mind them giving birth, as the other fish should eat them, which will be good food. Do any of those eat or nibble on hair algae as well?

    I could also do a bigger school of neon tetras or rummynoses.
  8. Olympia
    07-29-2012 12:26 PM - permalink
    Oh my gosh so sorry I forgot to reply!
    You have 4 girls, yes?
    I'd probably do 5-6 platy ladies, likewise 5-6 cherry barbs. I like the barbs more myself, but with the platies you could get a few different colours in there. Just remember that all the girls will probably be pregnant when you get them and could be giving birth for a few months, so you'd have to try and keep that under control!
  9. kfryman
    07-26-2012 11:03 PM - permalink
    Hey how many female platies do you think will be fine in my 15 gallon? I want some more fish to look at, I'm not sure if I want cherry barbs or platies though, input?
  10. kfryman
    04-27-2012 10:26 AM - permalink
    Alright thanks Olympia!
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