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post #41 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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75 is very low for german rams - should be in the low to mid 80's. I think the water temp could have contributed to it's death, but I don't think it caused it. .

You can crush up the pellets a little so the smaller fish can eat it.
yea i just bought a new heater. gonna set it on 80. here's some pics of the cherry barb male. i dont think theres anything wrong with him now. if there was i dont think hed still be chasing the females.
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post #42 of 52 Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 AM
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Wow, hes got a long tail!
Though the picture is blurry, so thats all i can see.
Its tough to get a decent picture!
I wouldent worry about the size of the food for the cherries, though breaking them up will help. im currently feeding mine granules, and i watched one of my females pile five pieces in her mouth, race away, spit them out and eat them all one by one. Also, ive seen guppies and cherries alike carrying around a granule eating it on the go!

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post #43 of 52 Old 07-18-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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well you can see his shape in the pic. thats why im worried. look what he looks like compared to the female. i wish i couldve gotten a pic of him with another male. yea i have a couple of fantail cherry barbs.
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post #44 of 52 Old 07-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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you can't compare males to females - they are different. It looks to me like there might be a slight deviance with it's body lines, but it's too soon to tell anything.

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post #45 of 52 Old 07-18-2012, 01:16 PM
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The "bad angel" is why rushing leads to trouble. Aquabid is a cool concept, but we sometimes need to slow down for the sake of the fish we already have. When we feel pressured to buy quickly, problems can come up. But trust me, fish keepers a lot more knowledgeable and famous than you have admitted to doing the same thing.

Anyway, I hope you can get it all sorted out.



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post #46 of 52 Old 07-18-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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The "bad angel" is why rushing leads to trouble. Aquabid is a cool concept, but we sometimes need to slow down for the sake of the fish we already have. When we feel pressured to buy quickly, problems can come up. But trust me, fish keepers a lot more knowledgeable and famous than you have admitted to doing the same thing.

Anyway, I hope you can get it all sorted out.
yea i do rush sometimes. thats why when i ordered my new angels i made sure he was a reliable source.
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you can't compare males to females - they are different. It looks to me like there might be a slight deviance with it's body lines, but it's too soon to tell anything.
well yea but my males look pretty similar in size to my females. hes the only one that looks a little different (skinnier) but if he were sick would he still be trying to breed with females? hes very active. im just gonna monitor the tank for the next few weeks very closely.
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post #47 of 52 Old 07-18-2012, 11:39 PM
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It could be that he is a longer tailed version, or maybe he's just younger!
Try taking a video, I find even a bad quality vid shows more than a picture!

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post #48 of 52 Old 07-19-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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will post a video once i upload it to flickr. hopefully i can figure out how to get it on here.
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post #49 of 52 Old 07-19-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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here's a better pic. couldnt upload a video
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post #50 of 52 Old 07-19-2012, 10:37 PM
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I do see a small dip in his body before the tail starts, but again, that could just be because he long finned. do you have any other long finned ones for comparison? And i upload all my vids to youtube, and then post a link..its much easier that way.
Is he acting differently than the others?

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15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

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