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Old 02-09-2015, 06:44 PM   #11
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One of the FIRST things we noticed was the biggest dojo nudging the corys out of the way to eat the food they were eating. I didn't really know if it was a problem or not, thought it might be them establishing a natural pecking order of sorts. But I will keep my eye on it.



Will keep an eye on the plecos too. That is indeed how they are marketed - as tank cleaners - and partially why we decided to get two. This is interesting information. Will see how they all fare for a bit, and maybe offer up one of the plecos to a buddy if need be.



Thanks for the tip on the filter pad! I've been doing reading on fishless cycling and will be going that route with the new tank too. I really appreciate all the advice/help!

It's no problem at all! About 6 months ago I didn't even know a cycle existed and had a goldfish in a 2.5 gallon tank it's a learning process.


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Old 02-09-2015, 06:48 PM   #12
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My dojo loach. He's the star of my tank. As you will notice that's a gravel substrate. Loaches need sand or very fine gravel! This is because they are scaleless and gravel will cut them up. Mine is in that tank because of ick in his real home. I'm putting him back soon.


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My dojo loach. He's the star of my tank. As you will notice that's a gravel substrate. Loaches need sand or very fine gravel! This is because they are scaleless and gravel will cut them up. Mine is in that tank because of ick in his real home. I'm putting him back soon.


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Our biggest dojo was the very first fish we bought! We loved him so much we got him a couple friends. Might have gone overboard but they are the life of the tank. They crack me up - we find them in the most hilarious positions. In plants, standing up, burrowed. Now that they have friends they just zip all over the tank with each other. So awesome haha
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Our biggest dojo was the very first fish we bought! We loved him so much we got him a couple friends. Might have gone overboard but they are the life of the tank. They crack me up - we find them in the most hilarious positions. In plants, standing up, burrowed. Now that they have friends they just zip all over the tank with each other. So awesome haha

Definitely not overboard! They really are I might get a second for mine.


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This is my 75g. Yes it's planted. My first planted tank. Can we see pics of your 36g since it's set up?


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This is my 75g. Yes it's planted. My first planted tank. Can we see pics of your 36g since it's set up?


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Definitely! Check em out.
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Very colorful looking good! Just remember your loaches prefer sand so in 75 of you move them there sand is recommended.


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My tank finished cycling tonight and I added my dojo. He didn't know what to do at first in such a larger tank. Now he loves exploring all the rocks and plants


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I can't tell from your pics, but make sure you have some real driftwood as many Plecos use wood as part of their diet and it grows Aufwuchs for them to eat.


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I can't tell from your pics, but make sure you have some real driftwood as many Plecos use wood as part of their diet and it grows Aufwuchs for them to eat.


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I forgot about that, yes pleco's love driftwood.


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