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Old 08-27-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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I'm trying to get my hands on some of these after seeing some wild caught fish in a retail outlet in Ontario - scientific name nannostomus mortenthaleri. Does anyone have any thoughts on putting a few of these in an 8 gal biorb (globe shape) aquarium?? The aquarium has good filtration and a heater. No other fish in tank and will add some live plants.
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Interesting read:
Breeding Nannostomus mortenthaleri | Practical Fishkeeping magazine
Males in a small space will kill each other.
You can buy them here:
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Ruby Red Pencilfish
But the need at least 10 gallons....
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Thanks for the info. Probably not the best choice for the biorb. Think I'll still try and get some but put them in a large tank with my discus.
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