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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 02:05 PM
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Mo is right. The reason your dojos aren't growing as large as they should be is due to poor living conditions and bad diet. If you are going to keep a coldwater fish in tropical temperatures, you need to up their food intake or else they will starve to death. Fish metabolisms are regulated by the temperature. A coldwater fish living at tropical temperatures will need to eat more to maintain a healthy body weight.

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They are a food fish in Asian because they get so big and taste like eels (mmmm unagi nigiri). They are also invasive in the cooler areas of the US and are illegal to keep in some states (not the southern states because they are not a tropical fish). I love the eely look, but the dojos I had with my goldfish took a liking to the goldfish's slime coats. I had to say good bye to them, but they went to another good aquarist.

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post #32 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 03:24 PM
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Omg I love eel meat. I'd be tempted to make sushi out of em if I ever got dojos. xD

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So I will probably already know the answer to this question. But I have a 6 gal heavily planted Marineland Eclipse tank. It is cycling now, but when it is done, I would love to add a few tank mates. Would it be only shrimp or snails I can add? You have this fish ( Rasbora Brigittae) listed as 5 gal. Is that true?

I was planning on shrimp, bt the idea of fish is sooo inticing. I wish here was fish I could keep in the 6 gal.



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I depends on the betta itself typically if your betta is very, vey passing then those fish could work in a 6 gallon long

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not sure about him, for a whiel we was super passive, not evne flaring at himself in the mirror, but lately he has been flaring. Thoguh I dont think my tank is a long.



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I don't think it is a good idea to keep a betta with other fish in anything less than a 10 gallon. In a regular 6 gallon tank there just isn't enough room for everyone to escape. The 6 gal long that Mo is referring to is the Petco Bookshelf aquarium. Length matters a lot for fish because they swim side to side more than up and down.

Now about the Rasboras brigittae (sometimes called mosquito rasbora). It is indeed a micro species that has the potential to live in a 5 gallon tank, but they are a very sensitive fish. They are not a good choice for a beginner. Especially because the smaller the tank the more apt it is to have wild parameter fluctuations which kill sensitive species such as this.

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Thats what I thought, just thought I should ask. i will stick to shrimp then. Maybe some day I will get a bigger tank with other fish in it.



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bumping because this thread should be a sticky!
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No, it shouldn't. Many of these fish should never be kept with a betta.

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like what? most of them seem reasonable to me
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