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    Fish death survey

    Ironing out issues, and poor stock from lfs methinks. i've had more than my fair share of deformed tetras.
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    Looking for a shoal of small fish for my 120L tank

    Strawberry rasboras. Great little fish!
  3. M

    Botia Striata - will it eat shrimp?

    In going to put the cherrys in first and get the smallest zebras I can so hopefully they'll respect them as tank mates and not good.
  4. M

    Platinum Tetra - Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri

    60 would be amazing, I don't want to put to many in my tank so I though 40 would be a fair compramise?
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    Platinum Tetra - Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri

    Superb, one last question saintly, how big do they get? I want a fai sized shoal of around 40 in my 260l.
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    Platinum Tetra - Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri

    Stunning pics saintly, great tank. Whats their nature like? Are they aggressive at all?
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    Platinum Tetra - Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri

    Does anyone have any links/pictures etc of a platinum tetra? I was thinking of getting a shoal of 40 silvertip tetras but images on the web have them looking anywhere between silver and bronze. It seems that the males have a much more gold colour than the females. Ideally I would like a...
  8. M

    Botia Striata - will it eat shrimp?

    Cheers guys, put my mind at ease. Guy in the LFS seemed to think they'd did everything up and eat the shrimp and shrimp babies.
  9. M

    Botia Striata - will it eat shrimp?

    Is it a case of if it fits in it's mouth it will eat it? I'm considering getting them for my 260l but I'm also wanting a large shrimp population that will hopefully breed. Thanks
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    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    Cheers chris. Think I'll go for the loaches you reccommended to play nice with the corries! What's the minimum numbers you'd suggest there kept in? A half dozen? If I get all the fish mentioned will that be all the levels in the water catered for? I.e top, mid and bottom?
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    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    Could it be that they'd be concerns that they would inhabit the same level in the water and compete for food? I've know a couple of tanks where both have lived seemingly happy so I think I'll give it a go, I'm thinking of getting pigmy corys in a group of about 12 or so.
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    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    Ed I'm dissapionted!! I love these wee guys and I too really like the subtley of them. I have a friend who has about 70 in a corner tank and they scholed very well. Is there a similar fish that schools better? I might get them anyway as the look very good!
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    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    Clive, Your right and With the advice I been given from yourself and others on this forum that will be the road I will be going down. I haven't came from a fish only background, I've came to this from nothing at all except a friend who's kept fish for a number of years and is too now starting...
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    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    Ouch, way to curb a guys enthusiasm! Joking aside I know what you mean and appreciate the input. I was intending to run my tank fully planted for a month or so and then, ensuring everything was looking alright and going to plan, start adding fish gradually. Is this the prefered method? The...
  15. M

    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    A few more Otis and loaches I'd be happy with! Will these loaches uproot carpeting plants? I intend leaving a bit of substrate as play sand for the corys and loaches.
  16. M

    Fish selection and stocking for 260l

    Hi, it's now getting to the stage that in seriously thinking about which fish to select for my tank. So far in thinking: silvertip tetras - 40 otos - 5 zebra loaches - 4 corys - 5 shrimp - 20 other half is also trying hard for some Thai glassfish! Seem a bit delicate to me. I'm not wanting...
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    Clown Loach Question

    Cheers chris, I'm really excited about these guys. There will be no wood or holey rocks in my scape os I've made some wee tunnels out of old slate tiles rescued from the beach that i intend to pretty much hide in the backgound and cover with riccia or something. Will this do for them?
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    Clown Loach Question

    Botia Striata, I wants them! I was considering clown loaches and just dealing with the issues in my 260l tank but looking at theses guys I think they'll fit the bill!
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