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    Who keeps barbs?

    55 gallon community peaceful tank, with Black Ruby Barbs. They are very lackluster in the store, but once full grown in the tank are absolutely stunning. I have a dozen now and am going to move out other fish so I can have 20 or more.
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    Oh boy...

    Yeah, that always sucks. I was so happy when I heard my coworker had gotten his kid a fish tank. Someone to share my hobby with! Then they went and got a hodge podge of fish, even after asking my advice and me helping them with research. It is so disappointing.
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    Convict in a 10 gallon?

    Maybe an umbrella cichlid?
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    Convict in a 10 gallon?

    If you want cichlids for a 10 gallon, I would look at N. Multifasciatus. They will need very hard water, and giant shells to live in. You could probably do a couple pairs in a 10 gallon. They are fun little fish.
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    Internal Filters for a Brackish 10 gallon

    I have a vampire crab tank and a fiddler crab tank. I used an aquaclear in my fiddler crab tank (not a duper big fan) and an Aqua Dream filter in my vampire crab tank. I really love my Aqua Dream filter, even though I have only had it a couple months. Easy maintenance and it comes with a spray...
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    Cichlid tank Question

    I started my shell dweller colony with 1 male and 2 females. There are over 30 fish in the colony now, with the 3rd generation currently breeding. I trade my extra adults to my LFS for credit. It does take about 6 months to get to a good stocking point (for a 30 gallon, at least) if you only...
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    Panda Garra Compatibility

    Or would they go okay with 4 pea puffers in a 20 gallon tank?
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    Panda Garra Compatibility

    I have a 29 gallon tank (30×12×18) with a trio of Dwarf Chain Loaches in it. Unfortunately I cannot get more any time soon from my LFS (six months or more). The tank also has a group of Sparkling Gourami and 3 otocinclus. Ph 7.4 and hardness 110ppm. The tank has been set up for over 2 years. My...
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    Killer Tank Strikes Again

    It is possible that at one point the tank had chemicals used on it (unless you got it brand new), which leached into the seals and is now leaching back into the water. But then it should have had an effect on all fish, not just 2 batches. Does the tank maybe get sun during the day? That can...
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    Biting Betta

    Betta, especially in a community/sorority setting are very territorial. It is probably them just getting uppity about you being in their space.
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    Kissing gourami and pleco growth?

    Sorry, the only gourami I have kept myself are Pearl gourami, and it has tank 6 months out of the pet shop to reach sexual maturity for them. I am sure someone with experience in them will come along soon. Edit* correcting autocorrect
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    Kissing gourami and pleco growth?

    Glad you have a good set up and plan for him! After the first year they do slow down in growth, if he is already nine inches I don't think there is anything to worry about. My cousin's common came out to around 20" after almost 5 years.
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    Kissing gourami and pleco growth?

    Is that a common pleco? If so, they grow very big fairly quickly. They get to be over 2 feet long eventually. I know in their first year they can hit 7" if well fed. I hope you have a very large tank. Growth rate will depend on diet, water quality, temperature, and age of the fish.
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    Dalmatian Molly strange behavior

    I agree with Byron, it is likely the water is too soft. I believe that when mollies suffer from softer water and act like this it is called "the shimmies".
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    Thanks for having me

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Licence required?

    One of the local wholesalers will sell to the rest of the lower 48 in the US, but not the state they are located in.
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    Pea Puffer Tank Maintenance

    With the pea puffers, if you are feeding them live snails you might have to do larger water changes occasionally. They cannot always get all of the snail meat out of the shell, and this can cause ammonia spikes if there are not any live plants to take up ammonia. It is just something to keep an...
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    Shell Dweller Apartment

    Not sure if it shows well, but here is an adult male and female compared to my hand.
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    Shell Dweller Apartment

    Sorry about the pic. My phone was being stupid. Here is that. The males can reach almost 2 inches, the females a bit more than 1.25 inches.