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View Poll Results: Which Livebearer For My Tank?
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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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They haven't grown? I thought swords got up to 4".
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post #12 of 49 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 10:46 AM
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Mine are about 2".... not growing at all lol Here's a video of the big babies soaking up some love. You'll see the Golden Danio swim by in the back. This is my holding tank :)

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post #13 of 49 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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I love the black swordtail, he looks so mysterious. Well, they do say UP TO 4" so I guess they might not necessarily get too big for what I want. But it's that possibility that they will. :/
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Usually 'up to' means the largest they have been known to get in perfect conditions. I know Plecos can get to 24" but most hover at 14". I know a certain cichlid I LOVE grows to 10" but most have never seen them over 7".

BUT I had my 5 in a 10gal with a Common pleco and 2 Danios and they and the tank did well :) I'm seriously thinking of having a whole tank full, but the ones here at my LPS are sickly looking, dropping like flies.

That black male... when I brought him home he was dull and had no fins. I figured he would come here to die since he couldn't even swim to the top of the tank. 2 months later, he's vibrant and has a blue shine on his sides, and his tails are perfect :) He's my fav... along with my marigold girl. My red wags are shy.



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Well, your platies are definitely gorgeous.
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You could go for a whole panda tank and get panda platys. haha

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Now there's an idea, too. Or tuxedo guppies and just pretend they're panda guppies instead.
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Yup, Handsome is losing his skills, although I'm pretty sure I'm missing a tetra somewhere.. Guppies are pretty hardy outside.. Here, there is a campaign every monsoon to have guppies in every out door tank, well or pond.. Since they eat mosquito larvae and all that. They thrive out in the cold too and I'm sure Bombay temperatures are similar to Cali..

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I've become a fish addict. I'm resorting to keeping fish outside because I have no room inside. Next year, anyway. I'll set up a nice big tub.
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Hehehe you need help XD

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