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Old 08-20-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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hardiest fish ever?

Whats the hardiest fish u've ever kept?

mine are most probably corys (ive only kept albino corys so far).
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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i would probably have to agree ive had my albino corys for years, i aslo had another kind or corys...cant remember the name but they didnt last long
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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Hmmm, I think it is danios. Cories (like most fish) are very hardy once you get them in your tank but getting them that far can be difficult for a lot of people. Danios on the other hand. They can tolerate so much. High temps, low temps, cycling a tank. Unfortunatly I think they are also the most abused because they are so hardy.
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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I have documented proof: Skirted tetras. Here's the proof:

1. Started 30 gal tank with them in Oct. 2004.
2. Ammonia spike 2.5 or more...they lived
3. Ich outbreak - They lived (one of them was the one originally infected)
4. Excessive salt in tank during ich treatment - They lived
5. Ph crash two months ago - They lived
6. One had cottonmouth - he lived

Everything else that was originally in my 30 gal died from the above ailments.
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:49 PM   #5
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I had 3 that cycled 2 tanks and survived my experiments to lower ph. They also got added to a tank with water straight from the tap. Which is how I found out my well water is full of dissolved gases and the fish can't breathe it plus it comes out at 6.8ph and goes up to 8.0. After I added other fish the danios got really annoying and kept picking on my other fish. They got moved to a horse stock tank outside which heated up to 90F some days and then would get filled with 50F water from the well. Sometimes they were in only 2 inches of water and once while I was filling it an over eager horse knocked the tank over and I had to scoop the fish up by hand and put them back in. They never did die and eventually I found a home for them before the water tank had to be dumped for the winter.
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I agree.
I had mine in a tengallon, hadnt cycled. Survived the cycle -- which during so the ammonia was off the charts. Survived Ich two times. Survived low temps while my heater broke.

Also, I would have to say my swordtail was pretty hardy too. He survived right along my two skirted tetras. Ive had them since feb and they are doing great.
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The common goldfish..
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:10 PM   #8
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Hardly, both of mine died in a week. >.> That said... I didn't know what I was doing.
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My brother had a 10 gallon tank and eventually lost interest in it once all but a couple platies died. After a few months the water level was way down to just 3 inches, most of the live plants had died or were in the process. Anyway, I assumed everything had died from my brother's neglect, but after going into the tank to get a rock he said I could use, I saw the 2 platies in there alive! The had lost most of their color, but after nursing them back to health, they regained their color and are still alive about a year later. Tough little guys.
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wow! I can't imagine doing that to a creature. Glad you cared enough though! kudos to you
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:53 PM   #11
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I put two danios in my 10 gal tank just after 24 hours of setting it up and they are thriving.
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Hey, I raised a level! Wootness! I'm not really sure if he knew they were still in there. Though, i'm not sure, he's kind of a jerk.
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:12 PM   #13
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Ropefish, danio, and betta. My friend hhas a betta in a container that is like 3" by 4" by 3" The water is green and the betta is still alive all you see is a red blotch in the water.
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Bettas can get through a lot, I've found. Danios too.
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Ugh, i don't see the point of having a fish if you refuse to take care of it.
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I agree, but I don't think this topic is advocating the act of neglect.
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I know, I was referring to the person who kept the betta in the tiny tank and had the terrible algae.
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Oh, yeah. One of my friends has a few like that, I'd take them if I had anything to do with them.
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Old 08-21-2005, 07:15 AM   #19
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zebra danios are pretty hardy, but even hardier i would say are cory cat fish, or at least the pandas. I have never lost a cory catfish, i started out with 2 when i started my cycle(roughly 6 months ago) and now i have 6 and ive never lost one.
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