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    what fish for my tank ?? help

    I have Panda and Peppered Cory in my 240l and they have never dug a plant up and don't cause trouble with the substrate either. The only time they'd be a problem is if you had a sand 'beach' as they can mix it up a bit. I have Pygmy cory in my 120l and they are fab little things though they'd...
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    A few of my Rainbowfish...

    I adore Rainbows! I was originally hoping to get some of the threadfins or gertrudes but with an adult angel in the tank I had to adjust my ideas. I went for the 'classic', as you say, M praecox and after only 3 weeks in the tank their colours have doubled in intensity. Hopefully they won't be...
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    Otocinclus Vestitus Fry

    Aw, gutted for you. Hopefully they'll spawn again soon!
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    Substrate damaging cory barbels?

    It doesn't help that I'm never happy with the tank and always moving plants, mixing the substrate with the sand! I'm going to put another couple of inches of sand in tonight and hopefully once I've got rid of the fungus, I can concentrate on the plants again!
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    Substrate damaging cory barbels?

    The sand was given to me when I bought the tank and he'd been using it in his tank with no problems AFAIK. When I say 'soft' I mean that when you rub it between your fingers, it feels rounded as opposed to gritty. I've heard talk on other forums about bloodworm causing internal bacterial...
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    Substrate damaging cory barbels?

    I put 0.1 as the nitrite reading as the test only goes down to this and I wasn't sure if I could see a colour or not? The tank has been running for 4 months, the filter was matured as I bought the tank already stocked and I do wonder if any of this was already a problem as the chap gave me 2...
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    Substrate damaging cory barbels?

    The water stats are: Ammonia 0 Nitrite ; 0.1 nitrate: bet 0-5 There are others that I'm treating for an internal bacterial infection (possibly caused by frozen bloodworm?) and the clown loach are covered in tiny black spots so all in all it's not looking great! I treated the clowns with...
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    Substrate damaging cory barbels?

    Hi all, I'm having problems with my corys as the title suggests. I have one in a hospital tank with mouth fungus and a couple of others have barbels missing. I can't remember which substrate I got but it was either eco-complete or flora base. It's capped with soft sand but they do dig right...
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    im worried about the angels behaviour

    My larger angel often swims at a 45 degree angle, the other doesn't. They still spawn like crazy so it can't be much of a problem! I always panic when I put new fish in, i think it's natural to :)
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    Breeding angels in community? 125ltr

    I have a pair of Angels in my 240l tank and they are fine with the cories. They also leave my ottos alone which I was a bit worried about when I put them in as one of the angels is quite large! I have red-eyed tetra in with them too and apart from chasing them out of "their" space, they leave...
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    Will these be suitable?

    Well, the big plec, the butterfly, the fighter, the shark and the catfish (which turned out to be a bumblebee catfish :? ) all went to MA today and I got a grand total of £5.50 credit for the lot! You'd never have guessed there were so many fish in the tank as most stayed hidden and the fighter...
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    Will these be suitable?

    Maidenhead Aquatics said they'd give me 1/3 of the value of each fish they took. Is that the norm?
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    Will these be suitable?

    :lol: It is a bit of a mish mash of fish, isn't it?! The other fish are a queen arabesque, and some type of catfish that I can't quite identify (or photograph as it's hiding!) which is about 10cm. He certainly liked his bottom feeders! I'd quite like to keep the loaches, corys and Angels and a...
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    Will these be suitable?

    Well, I picked up the fish last night (all looking happy in their tank now!)and they are as follows (that I can identify at the mo: 1 Common Plec (will have to be rehomed I think, it's big!) 1 Red tailed black shark approx 12-13 cm 1 large Angel (must be 10 - 12 cm long) 1 smaller Angel 2 Clown...
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    Will these be suitable?

    Thanks, I was hoping that was the case. It's more that I don't think we'll be able to comfortably accommodate them than I don't want them. I certainly wouldn't want to keep them in a tank that they'll outgrow as we don't have the space for a bigger tank!
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    Will these be suitable?

    Thanks, all these fish (plus frog!) are sharing a tank at the moment and I'm only going on what I've been told by the man I'm buying the tank from! I'm thinking of putting the frog in my smaller tank, but I was going to put shrimp in there... If I wanted to "rehome" any of the fish, what would...
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    Will these be suitable?

    Hi, tomorrow I'm picking up a Juwel Rio 180, complete with fish, that I'm hoping to turn into a planted tank. The fish that come with it are 1 large Angel, 2 large Clown Loach, 1 large Orange Tailed shark, 1 frog (I assume a dwarf amazon!) 1 plec "with spots" and 12 "smaller fish". Can anyone...
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