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Old 03-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #21 
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Yeah Furcata is the first picture and Threadfins are the second. :)

Those Threadfins are two males displaying at eachother. They do that a lot if they feel secure in the school. :) The colors will only come with good diet and water quality though. Usually the ones you buy at the fish store are much paler until you've had them a few days. Love love love them!

Threadfins are a bit longer than furcatas though. I think furcatas are more suitable to something in the 10 gallon range. I'd get 15g or more for threadfins to school better.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #22 
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I wonder why they are often overlooked here. They are actually perfect for me because I have the right pH for them, and I'm getting a 15 gallon. I hope they're available where I am.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #23 
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I am a long-time member of two online planted aquarium communities, and a lot of people in those love these two species, including myself. :) They just aren't as well-known I suppose because many LFS don't carry them and have to order them special.

If you have an LFS that can order fish for you, I'd totally recommend it :)
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #24 
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I just came from my pet store which has about 5 little furcatas. *squeals* I was so tempted to get them but they're so small, I'm afraid the betta in my community tank would make lunch out of them.

I don't know about threadfins but I think furcatas aren't carried that often because they don't always ship well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:19 AM   #25 
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If the betta's an aggressive boy, he might. But they are surprisingly fast swimmers. :) A larger school will also make it less likely that the betta can single one out. It really does come down to your boy though.

My furcatas and rainbows in my 15g and 27g are fine with my betta boys, but I put the bettas in last, and the mustard gas that I have with my furcatas is especially mellow. :)

My Sashimi, on the other hand, sits with only snails in his 8g because he can't get along with others. :P
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #26 
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Oooh those threadfins and furcatas are neat...i doubt my lps has them though!
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #27 
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I really really do like the furcatas and threadfins. Like a LOT. I still need to make it across town to the LFS and see if they can order them. And how much it would be.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #28 
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If not, there are usually sellers on aquabid who have them. Just depends on if you wanna pay to ship those fish though; it can get expensive.

Good luck!
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #29 
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Yeah... cost is a big issue. The more I spend on the fish themselves the less I have saved in case of an emergency like if they get sick, or a heater breaks, or a tank starts leaking, etc. So I'd rather not break the bank on the fish.
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