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jfengler 02-29-2012 05:49 AM

Brasiliensis
 
i dont know too much about these guys and want to know about them, there is one where i work i keep watching it (they look amazing) and i want to buy it so really i need to know if they are aggresive, as i have other fish and a turtle

Tazman 02-29-2012 07:38 AM

I had one a long time ago.

They grow to nearly a foot (12") and will do well in most pH levels above neutral (Natural they live in slightly acidic water). They dig like crazy so sand is definitely the substrate for them. The size they get to means they can do a lot of sand moving, so rocks unless very well stacked and glued together are not advisable. I had a breeding pair at 10" in my old 125g tank.

They are mildly aggressive and you would want to keep just one as they get aggressive to each other if with another.

Beautiful fish though,

dmuddle 02-29-2012 04:28 PM

Josh get him, what are you doing with your hermit crab?? You should take him to work and turn that tank into a breeding tank

dmuddle 02-29-2012 04:28 PM

So you can breed the Brasiliensis

jfengler 02-29-2012 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmuddle (Post 998321)
So you can breed the Brasiliensis

there is only one at work dude
and you reckon it will go well with a nonaggressive turtle

dmuddle 02-29-2012 06:23 PM

Yea I reckon to get him so at least there is one in the family

jfengler 02-29-2012 06:24 PM

only if he is compatible

dmuddle 02-29-2012 06:25 PM

yea true


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