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post #11 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Someone else is getting them for me. I will tell them what they should look for. What should I tell them?

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Nice tank remember the more plants the better.I would say your looking for the healthiest ones.Remember you have to QT them for ATLEST a week.Good luck can't wait to see your new girls!

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You really won't know until you have them and can observe them as to whether or not they will get along and how dosile they are. So just go for healthy! I would keep them in their separate bowls for at least a few days next to each other or floating in the tank so they can see each other. Then release them all together. By then you may be able to tell which one is the most aggressive. I don't think I waited long enough to put them in the tank together! My husband was being pushy and impatient! He wanted to see them all together.

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Hey bloo, it's looking great, though I hope you don't mind some advise :D

You'll want some tall ornaments/or silk(or real) plants towards the top. that way you know the line of sight will be broken up and even the girl at the bottom of the pecking order will be able to surface for air. Because there can/will be a lot of nipping and chasing, the more ornaments and plants, the better.

Also, be sure to keep up with water changes, it seems to me you'll be doing a fish in cycle? If so, monitor the water params like a hawk XD.

also, tell the person to look for healthy active fish with clear eyes, no stress bars, responsive, etc. Believe me, treating sororities when they've all become sick really truly sucks.


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I think you need more, taller, plants. There doesn't seem to be enough coverage for them.

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I can take some plants from Dragon's tak and trade the plants for something else in his tank. :P

Thanks for the advice! I don't know If I'll keep them in their cups for a day or two, because, (Like your husband) I want to see them all together. I will float them in the tank for an hour, bacause they will see each other in the car ride home and at the store. Thanks!

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The cloudiness in the tank has cleared up nicely, and I'll add more plants. :D

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I hope everything goes well!

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Thanks! I will update daily.

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I really think it's safer if you wait a day or two that way you can make sure the girls are ok and that none of them are sick that way if one does end up having a problem you don't put her in with the others and risk having the others catching something.

Dobby - HM
Absolem - DeT
Fez - Metallic OHM
Tomato - HM
Thor - HMPK King
Sorrority tank - 1 Det - 3 CT's
Goldfish Tank - 1 Orange Oranda - 1 Calico Fantail - 1 Clown Pleco - 1 Dojo Loach

R.I.P my original three
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