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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for all of your help guys! :) I will post again when the tank is all set up. ;)

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~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

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Wisteria seems like a 50/50, for some people (including me!) it just melts to nothing, but for others it's fine.
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If she was to get hatchets how many could fish with around 5 same0gender platies, and 6 cories?

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And another question. :) LOL

Can you plant anubias and java fern to the gravel?

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Anubias and java fern can be put in the gravel. But she NEEDS to make sure the rhizome (the stem-like thing that the leaves grow from) is above the gravel. As long as it is just the roots in the gravel, it's perfectly fine. I have my java fern planted in the gravel in my betta tanks. They're doing just fine.

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Thanks. :) What kind of water changes whould she be doing on it?
Do you have any idea the difference in life span from platies with back deformities to regular ones?

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. . .

I just realized the tank has gravel. >.< Would the cories still be good on it? The LPS only sells the larger ones (bronze, albino, panda, peppered, and julii)

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~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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For water changes, 40% weekly is a good starting point. Even with live plants it's better to start off large and back it down rather than start small and increase only after you see a problem.

I wouldn't do cories or any other bottom fish if she just has gravel. Not all gravel is soft enough for them. Plus, platies are pretty all over the place. Also, the ones with the deformed spines will have a shorter life span. Any fish that has been modified from the wild form like goldfish or balloon mollies will have a reduced life span.

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Would three middle schools be OK then? So platies, and two schools of tetra/rasbora/hatchet? :S

The deformed ones weren't modified, I think it was a birth defect.

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
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Would something like this work:

-8 Platies
-6 Harlequin Rasbora
-1 Honey Gourami
-6 X-Ray Tetra

And if she gets sand (which I doubt), what kind of sand is good? Is it a lot harder to siphon?

I did some research on the honey gouramis, and they look like a good fish. I was looking at this site: http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Stock...Community_Tank

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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