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Old 09-02-2013, 06:29 AM   #11
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Well cherry shrimp would definitely not be a good idea without regular water changes. Cherrys hate nitrates as do most shrimp and without strict water changes they will die very quickly.

Seeing as your algea problem is obviously nitrate related with the absence of fresh water(i.e water changes) your nitrates will have just grown and grown. I would be interested in your nitrate ppm.

If and when you get round to cleaning the tank i strongly suggest you Dont change all the water at once or you could have some fishy deaths.
Aww, it probably wasn't meant that way, but gee that came off harsh
OP didn't purposely neglect the tank and has already begun setting it to rights.
OP- wouldn't your tinfoils eat cherry shrimp??
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They do have arguments at times but they consist of the fish swimming next to each other and doing something with their tails. When I looked up the behavior it said that they were causing pressure along the others lateral line which is unpleasant.
I wonder if that's what my mature Congo tetras are doing! They have a little chase and then , facing the same way, one presses and shimmies against the other. I thought it might have been misdirected mating behaviour, but I upped the number of females and it hasn't altered the behaviour.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Oh, I'm going slow. I started with a 25% water change about 4 weeks ago. 50% the next week and 75% the last two. The fish seem well. They have never acted like they were ill at all. There hasn't been a fish die in my tank in over 6 years. It has been very stable in occupancy.

I couldn't put shrimp in this tank they would be eaten very quickly. So I mispoke about fish dying in my tank. I buy feeder fish and they get eaten very quickly. If I buy 100 feeder guppies, usually Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving even the birchir comes out and feasts on them. They don't last 10 minutes.

My fish also love crickets.
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