|RackinRocky ||09-05-2013 04:43 PM |
LOL, have to agree with Gwen! Bolivians are not the brightest crayons in the box! Mine is adorable, and so sweet. Never bothers anyone, but he has to be "target fed" or he doesn't get much, if anything, to eat. He doesn't seem to actively hunt for food--it must come to him, and I mean DIRECTLY to him, like falling within an inch of his head! No kidding! So you do have to be sure they get enough to eat. I wouldn't be without him, though. He's a charming little dense thing!
I wouldn't have a German, as Gwen also stated--their needs are too specific, and I'm sure they'd be too delicate and exacting in their needs for me. Also, I don't have soft, acidic water. The shellies do sound interesting, and might be a good choice for you. I've considered them before. But Gwen, aren't they a bit on the shy side? Some people don't care for fish that hide much of the time, so it would depend on your preferences. If I were you, I'd try one Bolivian in the 40 gallon tank. That way, there won't be fighting, as Bolivians only get aggressive when breeding. I'm no expert, but that's what I've read about them. And mine could not possibly be any more peaceful and seems perfectly content by himself.