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Old 05-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Fish and supplies that are overrated?

In your opinion/experience what fish and supplies (light fixtures,filters,chemicals,food, etc..) are overrated and not as good as people say they are?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Ill start. Fish- the oscar. Every store i go to they say oscars are extremely aggressive and will kill anything in the tank. No they dont they will eat anything small enought. On rare incidents they can be very aggressive.
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whats up? i know that convicts are over rated they are dirty as goldfish if you ask meand reproduce like guppies they are gross
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Rummynose Tetras. They're pretty cool but unlike everything I read on the internet, they actually do nip. And really, they don't have much individual personality.
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Jack Dempsey....the EBJD are beautiful but only live long enough to break your heart and die. The standard JD can become big o skittish sissies.
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I would have to say mollies or platies. Both are colorful fish but they can be real mean.
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I would have to say mollies or platies. Both are colorful fish but they can be real mean.
"mean" compared to what an injured guppy? JK? Really?
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Plecostomus (most all ones sold at almost all pet stores, common and similar) as algae eaters and good community/pet fish. Only fairly good algae eaters for a little while and get gi-normous/too big for the average persons/fish keepers tank.
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Every platy I've seen has been aggressive to dwarf gouramis. I really like gouramis so that's why I think platies are mean. Mollies get large and I had one terrorize my bala shark .
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I would have to say mollies or platies. Both are colorful fish but they can be real mean.
I agree totally, we had platies and they were mean to each other and some of my other fish it got to the point i re homed them as i couldn't watch them chasing and nipping my other fish all the time.
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