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post #31 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 08:16 PM
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I was at WOF yesterday. Got CPDs and some fantastic plants. I know who you're talking about, she's great.

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What size is that light?
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post #33 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 09:02 PM
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Just my 5 cents.... 3 gallons tank.... need nano fish.....
The only fish that belongs to the tank is the Scarlet badis.... all the others... need more space....
google nanofish .... and you will find a nice list of 1 inch or less fish that you can stock
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you know the kill fish need at least 20g.
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post #35 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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The Killi pair will be moved to my 20g soon. My light is a 12" Finnex FugeRay, and I LOVE it. Good light output for a very good price.
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post #36 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Even granted the tight fitting custom acrylic hood, the female has gone missing. Nowhere around the tank and nowhere to be found in the tank. Possibly wedged under the driftwood or some plant? Don't know. All else is eating and happy, they've found their corners and favorite places and are all calming down. After neon tetras eat their stomachs look all sharp funny and deformed, then before feeding them again the next day they look normal. I'll try and get some pictures bit is this normal?
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Update

My mini ecosystem has finally reached a balance Female australe jumped during a wc. But the male has settled down and is now enjoying his tank more than freaking out. Everybody's found their corners and have worked out whose territory is whose. It may still sound overstocked, but when you look at the pictures you can see that it's really not. They're no longer stressed and everybody is eating and interacting happy. I've even got my scarlet badis to eat crushed spirulina brine.



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Both of your scarlet badis are males, and neons really have to have a school. I don't think that the killies should be in there unless they were least killies. If you can, I would move that pleco into your 20 gallon so he has more room to grow.
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Both of your scarlet badis are males, and neons really have to have a school. I don't think that the killies should be in there unless they were least killies. If you can, I would move that pleco into your 20 gallon so he has more room to grow.
There's only one gold killi and he's geting moved to the 20g tomorrow. I'll also be adding 2-3 more neons. The pleco will stay until he gets a little bigger, then he'll be moved to my 750g. Thanks for the info on the scarlets. My lfs told me i was getting a male and female and I should have been mores suspicious with all the info here saying females are rather hard to come by.
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You have a 750 gallon tank?
3g really isn't enough for a school of neons.

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Its no surprise to me why fish keep jumping out of your tank. Its still over stocked for that tiny of a size. I would keep the Badis "pair" and some shrimp, and thats it. Neons need atleast 20g and to be in groups of 5+. You can't keep 5 neons in a 3 gallon tank...

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Its no surprise to me why fish keep jumping out of your tank. Its still over stocked for that tiny of a size. I would keep the Badis "pair" and some shrimp, and thats it. Neons need atleast 20g and to be in groups of 5+. You can't keep 5 neons in a 3 gallon tank...
1 Inch per 1 gallon went way out the door :-\
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An inch per gallon is not a real rule, it is good for a baseline, but for stocking in reality, it is pretty useless. I personally would fell comforable with about 5 or 7 microrasbora uropthalmoides, which is probably the smallest fish I have come across, even against chilis.
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An inch per gallon is not a real rule, it is good for a baseline, but for stocking in reality, it is pretty useless. I personally would fell comforable with about 5 or 7 microrasbora uropthalmoides, which is probably the smallest fish I have come across, even against chilis.
It may be a guideline, but there is still a recommended minimum tank size for fish. Its not fair to the fish to force them to live in such a small tank size, especially if it is a schooling fish. I personally don't think anything under 10 gallons should have fish in it, but I think of the situation from the fish's point of view . And I'm not even debating water parameters or quality here. You can overstock a tank and not poison them from cruddy water. Think of it like putting yourself in a garage and living in that small of a space for the rest of your life. Would be pretty miserable would it not?

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Speaking of the fluval substrate (which was mentioned in the early parts of the thread), I'm a first time user here in my 5G tank (used Eco-Complete prior to this) and I've got to say that it is much more trouble to planted with. Its just too light causing plants to easily uproot.
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