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Flourite too sharp for barbels?

My tank is almost emptied and I am starting to get excited about starting over. I suppose I will go with straight Flourite.

I'm sorry if this sounds silly, but do you think Flourite would be too sharp or coarse for fishes' tender barbels?

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It will work fine. My cories never had any problems and I've never read about any problems with fish barbels and Flourite.
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Mm.. I dunno but one of my coriesd never grew and eventually died in my fourite tank.. I dunno if he was "retarded" or stavred or something..

anyway, i will say one thing, I have had no luck with flourite and quite frankly, my plants grow slower (if at all) in it then my original gravel. I would just spend the extra $5 a bag for ADA AS then flourite. it definatly looks better, makes plants grow better, and cories love to stick their noses into it.
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I have Eco-Complete in all my tanks now. There's no barbel problems with it.
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I have Eco-Complete in all my tanks now. There's no barbel problems with it.
totally agree
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I have a tank with fluorite in the back and sand in the front. The cories definitely prefer digging around in the sand as opposed to the fluorite. I don't think that it's detrimental, though.
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I had clown loaches in a tank with Fluorite with no problems at all.

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My Yo-yo's don't seem to mind my Fluorite. The only thing you don't want in a fresh water tank is coral. It's too sharp for fish that aren't used to swimming around it like salt water fish are.

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Neither my Yo-yos or corries seem to mind the flourite.

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my cories are fine in the flourite.

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