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Old 09-21-2015, 08:36 PM   #31
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:05 PM   #32
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I hate to repeat others but,GBR.
I know many of you are going to have NO sympathy for me,or take this seriously.
For me they live in the fishroom.
Not one in my DT and I have added a few!
I need to set 'some' aside and see how long they really last.
I have had WAY BETTER success keeping the 'forbidden Mandarin Goby' in every marine tank I have had since the 1980's!
With most of them(mandarins) lasting 4-6 years.
I still think 2 years for a GBR is a long life but such a short time in my tanks!
It is this disappointment and difficulty that drive me to keep trying.
Wait wait wait.........Is this the Rambandit speaking or have you been hijacked?!?!?! Oh my goodness, mind blown!
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I've had terrible luck with guppies and platy's.... The only ones I've had last more than 4 months was from the best fish store around which coincidentally is the farthest one away.


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Red devil, oscar, and of course pleco, all hardy. Oops edit time thought hardy not hardest... probably for me was puffer fish.

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Old 09-22-2015, 01:35 AM   #35
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Never had any luck with 2 attempts, even with very clean water.
Same with dwarf gourami. They are alive for a month, and then randomly shrivel up on day and just DIE
Good alternatives for GBR are apistos and Bolivian Rams. DG alternatives are the honey gouramies (they come in a gold variety too! )


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Old 09-22-2015, 01:36 AM   #36
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Never had any luck with 2 attempts, even with very clean water.
Same with dwarf gourami. They are alive for a month, and then randomly shrivel up on day and just DIE
Good alternatives for GBR are apistos and Bolivian Rams. DG alternatives are the honey gouramies (they come in a gold variety too! )


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Sadly it's hard to find a lasting DG...

Most of them come down with DGIV and pass..


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Old 09-22-2015, 01:38 AM   #37
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Sadly it's hard to find a lasting DG...

Most of them come down with DGIV and pass..


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I saw that on your Instagram quite sad to see those beauties have such short lives


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Have you tried adding a powerhead? I had incidents with yoyo loaches jumping into filters way back. Adding a big powerhead literally stopped the problem instantly. In my 55 gallon recently as well, I just upped the number of filters/flow and they've entirely stopped trying to salmon-style up the HOB. Small sample size, but considering loaches' love of current I can see why it would work.

Sounds a good suggestion and worth a try as I want to get more. Thanks I'll look into this. There is not huge flow when canister filters are off on one side of tank. That has a UV filter which I'm thinking of just pulling out and would give me some room for a powerhead (which would also help push the CO2 around better).
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I hate to repeat others but,GBR.
I know many of you are going to have NO sympathy for me,or take this seriously.
For me they live in the fishroom.
Not one in my DT and I have added a few!
I need to set 'some' aside and see how long they really last.
I have had WAY BETTER success keeping the 'forbidden Mandarin Goby' in every marine tank I have had since the 1980's!
With most of them(mandarins) lasting 4-6 years.
I still think 2 years for a GBR is a long life but such a short time in my tanks!
It is this disappointment and difficulty that drive me to keep trying.
I just euthanized a ram after 6 years

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I am very sorry to hear this and want to congratulate you on doing so much better then many of us!
You had the luckiest ram I have heard about lately.
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