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Old 09-20-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hardest fish you've kept

What's a fish that you've always had a hard time keeping healthy and happy? For me it has to be neon tetras


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Mines actually freshwater shrimp. I've tried keeping shrimp at least 10 times and they all just die in a week or two... Yet here I am with healthy discus..


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Only one that other people consider "hard" but I personally have no problem with are dwarf puffers. My favorite fish. Believe it or not, cory's are pretty hard to keep for me because they always get sick and die from that disease. Same disease has killed over 10 cory's of mine in 2 separate tanks. I'm done with cory's for a while lol.
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Mines actually freshwater shrimp. I've tried keeping shrimp at least 10 times and they all just die in a week or two... Yet here I am with healthy discus..


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Really? Wow, I guess I'm lucky! I just do everything normal and they breed like crazy.
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Really? Wow, I guess I'm lucky! I just do everything normal and they breed like crazy.
They die off in weeks in mine?? Water is soft, guess it's no Bueno por le skrimpies

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Buy them local and acclimate slowly. Once they survive the 1 month mark they will explode in population.
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Buy them local and acclimate slowly. Once they survive the 1 month mark they will explode in population.

I need to test my water hardness again...

I got some rcs from Poppa getting shipped tomorrow...

I've always acclimated inverts a good 2-4 hours. I think it's water related.


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Reminded me of you guys and your shrimp troubles.....
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