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Old 10-11-2014, 02:15 AM   #1
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Species reviews

I know each fish can be different but the purpose of this thread is to provide a review about a species you kept. Provide a star rating and a short explanation . 5 stars is great and 1 star is terrible. I'll start out positive.

Pearl gourami
5 stars
This fish is amazing. It's peaceful, slow moving and great for planted tanks. I have a pair and they remind me of swans.
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Very good idea. I will go next.

Angelfish 4 stars


Amazing looking fish with such a large colour variety in the species. However if you get them mixed up with the wrong fish, put them in the tank the wrong order, or have a small group they get aggressive and mean towards other fish. If you get that correct then you have an amazing fish. My 3 angels recognise me and will only eat the food I give them. Love them.


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Old 10-16-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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Species reviews

This is an AWESOME idea. I vote we expand it to plants too. I'll go next. Let's do separate posts for each review, and leave chit chat to a minimum (so everyone can read the reviews).

Also adding pictures might be a good bonus.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:39 PM   #4
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Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus Bleheri)

4.5 stars

The only thing keeping this fish from a perfect rating is its frailness upon introduction. For the first 3 weeks in your tank, it will be somewhat fragile and susceptible to diseases (quarantining is a good idea). Afterwards it become an incredible fish. Very hardy, will eat anything, and beautiful.

Here is one of mine:

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Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax Anisitsi)

3.5 stars

This is a great and hardy fish. My only complaints are that mine had short lifespans (1 year after purchasing they were pretty much all gone), and can get nippy at times. I'd recommend a species only tank or a tank without shy or long-tailed fish.

That's just my experience.
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Oooo I love this!

Sinibotia Longiventralis

5 stars

Although these fish have relatively unique habitat requirements and don't fit in well in the average community tank, they are MORE than worth a special setup. Surprisingly adaptable and hardy. They are generally very peaceful to other fish, so anything that is happy in high flow and slightly cooler temps will be perfect tankmates. At the same time, they are extremely active and their antics are arguably the most enthralling of any species of fish I've kept. When you lose one of these fish, it hurts for weeks. I can't recommend them enough. (If you can find them.....)
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Boesemans rainbowfish

5 stars

Lovely looking fish. Mine have never been aggressive and very hardy amazing fish.


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Harlequin rasbora

5 stars

Very hardy, great community fish, looks great


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Here's the first "plant" for

Marimo moss ball
4.5 stars

It's actually an algae but a beautiful species. I've had lots of luck with it in tropical and cold water. My only problem is this thing is a substrate magnet. If you have sand or really loose substrate, it will stick to the moss ball. Super hardy organism but it has a really slow growth rate.


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dwarf gourami
4.5 stars
they are grate community fish only problem is very vanrable to fin nippers or can be aggressive if messed with lol
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