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    Incorrectly Sexed Guppies

    Went to the local fish store this morning to pick up some guppies for my 20g long. Asked for 1m2f, but when I got home I realized the guy had messed up and given me 2m1f. Haven't noticed aggression so far, but I'm wondering if you all think its worth it to go back and exchange one of the males...
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    Eco Complete For Corys

    Update - the cory I referenced who lost her barbel has passed on. When I found her she had lost the rest of her barbels as well. I'm guessing the death was from infection of the wound, because I can't imagine she'd die of starvation that quickly (it's only been about a half a week since she...
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    20 Gallon Long Stocking Plan

    Robbo, I've heard that too about male gouramis getting aggressive when spawning. Maybe I'll just go with one male; I think the females are pretty hard to find anyway. Although if I can find females, I think 1m2f might be the way to go, cause that way he can spread out his aggression amongst the...
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    20 Gallon Long Stocking Plan

    Thanks for the replies. If I were to combine both of your suggestions, upping the cardinals to 8 and the gouramis to 3 (1 m 2 f), do you think I'd be overstocked then?
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    Eco Complete For Corys

    I'll definitely have to look into that. Thanks.
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    20 Gallon Long Stocking Plan

    Looking for some feedback on a potential 20 gal. long project. Here's what I'm thinking: panda cory x6 cardinal tetra x6 dwarf gourami x2 other specs: live plants, sand substrate, driftwood, tetra whisper EX20 filter. Open to subtractions, additions, or alternatives. Thanks!
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    Eco Complete For Corys

    I know this is a very old thread, but I figured I'd post an update in case anyone comes across it. I ended up going with panda corys on eco complete. All was fine for about 5 months, but now one of the corys has lost a barbel and another's barbels seem to be getting shorter. Planning on...
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    Advice On Planting A Tank For First-Time?

    I don't see any reason why it should be a pain to plant the tank now. I could be wrong, so maybe someone with more experience will correct me if I am. As for types of plants, you can't go wrong with Java moss or Java fern, both of which can and should be tied to wood for best results. Other...
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    How Many Panda Corys?

    If you don't mind me asking, how many did you have in the 18 gallon? And were there any other fish?
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    How Many Panda Corys?

    Hi, I have a recently cycled ten gallon tank (moderately planted) whose current inhabitants are three panda corys. Sometimes they hang out together and sometimes they don't. Would anyone recommend adding a fourth, or should I leave it at three? Bear in mind I'm probably also going to add a betta...
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    Eco Complete For Corys

    Hi all, Just got my first tank (10 gallon), thinking of getting 6 or so pygmy (or similarly sized) corys. The thing is, I'm planning on using live plants, so I went and bought a bag of eco complete because I heard it was great for planting. But now I'm reading a lot of sources that say that eco...
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    First-time Tank Idea

    Thanks for all the feedback! Anybody know of any good, small bottom-feeders (preferably fish, although snails aren't out of the question) that can thrive solo or in a pair? I like the idea of a betta and a shoal of chili rasboras, but I'd also like something going on at the lower levels of my...
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    First-time Tank Idea

    Hi all, Brand new to the forum. Just bought a ten gallon tank and wanted to pose my stocking idea and get some feedback. In your opinion/experience, should it work? Should I add/replace/remove anything? I understand of course that there are no black and white answers, and each individual fish...
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