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Old 09-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #21
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It's always worth double checking but that sounds about right. And the more you watch your fish the more they tell you. I keep a journal of regular water tests and how my fish look to make sure they're healthy and what they prefer. It's a great way to keep ahead of illnesses. Especially since fish have a habit of taking nose dives health wise.

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Old 09-23-2014, 11:02 PM   #22
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I haven't written anything down yet since we finished the cycle, but I need to write down that we got the catfish today and stuff. I have a little notebook just for fish stuff. Before that I was putting it on the calendar on the wall lol.

I hope I don't deal with any more fish illness, but it could happen We are going to take very good care of both of these tanks and keep meticulous watch over the readings & water changes, so, hopefully any issues will be minimal
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:49 PM   #23
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We took some sand from the 10g and added to the 5g. . They're laying in it already!

It was a chore getting them out of the tank and more fun getting them out of the pitcher we used to put them in while adding sand. Yeesh. Lol. Yay happy catfishes

Gonna leave them alone for a couple days now. They've been through a lot in the last 48 hrs! They were all resting after we put them back in, but within a half hour - forty minutes, they were swimming around being adorable.

We still have just 5, may get one more tomorrow, I don't know. I Just read at least 6 they are happiest, but 5 aren't bad I guess.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #24
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I plan to get two more in the morning! I almost want to tell the people at the pet store they are labeled wrong but not sure if I want to argue with them or not lol. If they don't believe me.

They're so cute... they like to pigpile sometimes and just lay on top of each other lol. So tiny but so active and cute.... I've had them less than 48 hours but I love them already
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:55 PM   #25
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Post a picture, then someone here can help you with the species. I will have 9 in my 10 gallon with a betta, a baby bn pleco, and two frogs. I think you will be okay with 7. I got 10 because I was afraid some wouldn't make it and I wasn't sure how sensitive they were. The fish specialist at the store said they are only available to order about once every 6-9 months so I didn't want to take the chance and have some not make it and have less than a school of 6. I'm adding my 9 separately, I did 5 last Saturday and this Saturday I'll do the last 4. These are mine, i think they are habrosus.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:42 AM   #26
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That makes sense, what you did . Just keep up with water changes and you should be fine. I hope they still have some tomorrow, I'll call first.

Those definitely look like c. habrosus to me!!

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They're adorable! They look much more comfy with the sand

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Those aren't my fish but that's the kind I have. I don't have a good picture yet. Not sure if I'll get one lol.

They love the sand they have now though.
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So you're moving these fish into a 10 gallon with a betta already in it, right?

My advice: Rearrange the decor when adding them with the betta. If your betta thinks he's in a different tank, there's less chance he'll be territorial toward the cories.
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Yes . As soon as possible but it seems the consensus is a minimum of two weeks. I heard four is best but we finished cycling on the 20th of this month and don't want the bacteria to die off too much. Our betta likes to poop though lol. Or whatever else makes him make ammonia lol. His ammonia got too high twice .25 then .5, and we treated him with salt both times since his fins were shredding and falling off it seems due to fin rot. I never want ammonia issues again! Live and learn. He seems okay though . I love my little guy.

We are planning about a 50% water change, maybe a bit more, every 3 days on the 5g. I'll test for ammonia of course. I don't want our tiny new friends to get sick!!

We were planning to take out the betta for 30-60 mins, rearrange the tank a bit, add the catfish, and then let them roam a bit before putting him back. Does that sound good?

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