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Old 03-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #1 
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Insanity!

My Ma finally found out about Scarlet and bought me a 10 gal starter kit from Wally world, a heater and a couple medium decor pieces! ( A 'greek' vase, anchor and a cave)I'm so super stoked! She wants my 1.5 gal for her office and I guess I am spoiled. ( All of my other aquariums are 100% I bought/ made.)

But anyways I will be starting a sorority and I have a few questions...

1. For a ten gal which is better 4 or 6 females?

2. Does each girl ned her own cave or will just having three caves and plenty of hiding spots work?

3. How do I introduce them into the tank? Scarlet will be in the tank first, do I just float the others and then add?

Yes I have read DQ's sticky post, and its very helpful... I just need a little more clarification. :)
Any tips are greatly welcomed.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:42 PM   #2 
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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Congrats! :D

Some people say four is fine, but six is better. I'd go for at least 5.

I think if you have a LOT of plants, and I mean a LOT you'll be fine. STUFF it with plants!

Different people introduce them in different ways. Some people add them at the same time, and others add the least aggressive ones first and then the most aggressive last. What ever you feel is best. :)
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:07 PM   #3 
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So far all my females are little angels. I've never seen Jezebel or Scarlet flare... However I have seen Coral flare once at Kristoph and it was hysterical! I just put her into her half of the tank and she was checking out the divider. Out of no where Kristoph swims up to her, not like fast or anything, more of a sneak up, and she gets scared, flares and hides. It was so cute!

I think I'll get a few small caves and pots and I plan to plant it very well.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:19 PM   #4 
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Pots work sooo well!

Here's what I did with pots, this is before I planted it and added a hood. :)
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:53 PM   #5 
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I like it! Does the terracotta degrade in the water?
I mean I have heard of using them but I'm a little worried because they seem like they would be chalky or break down.

Oh! One more thing, how'd ya make the holes bigger?

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