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Old 07-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #81
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oohhh, I remember, I LOVE gouramis! Can I get a gourami or two? Pretty please?

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #82
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oohhh I love pictus cats, so three would be cool
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:00 PM   #83
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when I get ready to do this, you'll have to tell me about QT. But it wont be for awhile. I'm going to take this slow and easy.....
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:02 PM   #84
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at the moment I am going to teach one of my kids (11 years old) how to test the water!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #85
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Eek! Lol, too many questions! Hold on, I'll answer, just give me a minute lol.
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are there any such thing freshwater under water crabs?
Probably, but they'd eat all your fish
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:05 PM   #87
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ok...one more question...and then I'll give you a second to catch up...and I'll write it down so you don't have to tell me again...what numbers do I want in my water tests?
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is that in addition to what I have? or is that the total suggested fish?

Any other varieties? what about a betta? or anything else? I like variety....
Unless you got rid of the mollies, guppies, or platys, you're pretty close lol.
You could do a betta, but you'd have to pick between Betta or gourami.
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ok...one more question...and then I'll give you a second to catch up...and I'll write it down so you don't have to tell me again...what numbers do I want in my water tests?
With the API kit,
0 ammonia
0 nitrite
Under 20 nitrate
Ph between 6.0 and 8.0
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tetras, perhaps?
If you rehomed some livebearers (or got another tank lol) you could do 8 tetras as well. Rummynoses are my favorites.
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when I get ready to do this, you'll have to tell me about QT. But it wont be for awhile. I'm going to take this slow and easy.....
You'll need another tank for QT, just buy a second filter/heater and an empty ten gallon. Run the QT filter/heater on the main tank and switch it over to the QT when you need it. Move the 2nd heater as well. When your done, transfer Fish and assuming there were no illnesses, put the QT filter back on. If there were, scrub the filter and heater out with regular tap water and totally replace the filter media. Then add it back onto the main tank. There... I think I've gotten all your questions lol.
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thank you for the numbers.
I wrote it down in my little instruction booklet
pick between a betta and a gourami...wow..thats tough..I think gouramis..can I get a pair or three?
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no..I like livebearers better than tetras....why can't they be together? Do tetras like fish fry dinners?
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thank you for the numbers.
I wrote it down in my little instruction booklet
pick between a betta and a gourami...wow..thats tough..I think gouramis..can I get a pair or three?
I'm afraid there's a one per tank rule they're like bettas... You can't have more then one in a tank. Unless it's more then 75 gallons lol.
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no..I like livebearers better than tetras....why can't they be together? Do tetras like fish fry dinners?
No, you just have a very full stocking list lol. moving them would give you more space.
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gouramis fight like bettas? i thought I remembered having a pair when I was a kid....but then I don't remember being very successful in my fishy ventures back then.... or is it a space requirement?
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gouramis fight like bettas? i thought I remembered having a pair when I was a kid....but then I don't remember being very successful in my fishy ventures back then.... or is it a space requirement?
Yes, they are in the same family as bettas actually, and they both have that "fight with my own species" antic. Gouramis don't have it as bad though. So it's just with their own species. Bettas can be aggressive with others that look like them
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Wow! I never knew that. Wow....What a hard choice..betta or gourami. Are betta's hard to keep in a community tank?
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Wow! I never knew that. Wow....What a hard choice..betta or gourami. Are betta's hard to keep in a community tank?
Not really. I'd do a gourami in that setup though. Guppies can be sketchy with bettas. They kind of look like them. Also, the red tailed shark might get nippy with the long fins on a betta.
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oh. ok. I was leaning towards the betta...but I'll reconsider. I don't even know what size tank I'm getting until tomorrow!
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