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    apisto tank

    You could try killifish or hatchet fish. If you are interested in breeding I suggest keep a colony of killifish, if you just want something unusual go with hatchetfish.
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    "Experience" clearly DOES NOT equate to knowledge!

    I'm assuming this is referring to stubborn people who refuse to learn form their past mistakes. What exactly do you mean by knowledge? If you are talking about research, I agree it important to prevent some beginner and easily avoidable mistakes. But knowledge can be obtained from both...
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    Suitable tank mates again

    I don't think appisots and snails would be a problem, but I could be wrong. Hatchet fish shouldn't bother the corries if they swim up to the surface every now and then. You could go with rams they are a dwarf ciclid that need higher temps(27-28). There are a lot of varieties to chose from...
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    Breeding assassin snails

    Considering that I got 3 of them about 4 months ago and I haven't seen any babies so far, would it be safe to say that they are all the same gender? I guess I could get more if I want to breed them. The two aren't doing a great job of controlling the pond snail population so I was considering...
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    Breeding assassin snails

    Hmm, the only place I see them climbing on top of each other is the aquarium glass. I will check the plants, but I have never seen any.
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    Breeding assassin snails

    I haven't seen many eggs like that. Is it possible that pond snails are eating them?
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    Breeding assassin snails

    I saw one on the glass but it was gone a day after. I thought they lay their eggs in the substrate
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    Breeding assassin snails

    I purchased 3 assassin snails 4 months back. One died because it got stuck in the filter. I have seen the other two climbing and moving together for a long time (on and off). I assume this is breeding. Look at the pic bellow. How long do assassin snails need to hatch? Should I do anything in...
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    Best animal to kill pond snails?

    Overfeeding and lack of maintenance (algae and dead plants) will contribute to the snail population. I have a similar problem in my 50gallon. I purchased a couple of assassin snails but they are making a slow work of it. Assassin snails are the only animal that could go with a betta in a 5 gallon
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    Too young to breed?

    I have driftwood in the tank as well as the algae. I do feed bloodworms to the whole tank but I'm not sure how many are left for plecos. I could try overfeeding the tank but I think the snails would get to it first. I do water changes about one in 2-3 weeks. The tank is well established and...
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    Too young to breed?

    Alright that not too bad. I will talk to my LFS about the size requirements. Another quick question, how long until the female reaches desired size. The last two pictures shows the comparison between the two fish the best. I'm planning to feed them algae waffers, canned green beans and zucchini...
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    Too young to breed?

    The male is about that size the female is about 2inches. Roughly estimated. Also how long would it take to raise up the fry? I have been told all fry can be raised in 2-3months but I have been raising my blue gourami fry for way longer then that
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    Too young to breed?

    I already talked it out with the store I got it from, they said they would be happy to take them. But thank you anyway
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    Too young to breed?

    Today I bought two bristlenose plecos, a male and a female. I was hoping to breed them and wanted to get the biggest ones they had. I got a relatively big male, however the female is significantly smaller then him. This one was the biggest one they had of the common black ones. I wanted to try...
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    4.2 Gallon (16 Litre) Stocking

    All those combinations should work. Shrimp require higher ph and harder water, so they won't do as well in softer water with low ph. You could keep the clown killifish without a heater, if the room is heated. They can go from 20-26°C.
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