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Old 03-25-2012, 03:10 AM   #11 
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Depends on both the tetras and the killis.

For tetras, I can highly recommend ember tetras. They are slightly smaller than neons, slow swimmers (although they will shift pretty fast if they need to) so their speed won't stress a betta, and neither I nor my friend have found them to be nippy. :)

There are a heck of a lot of killi species out there - more than 1000 - so a source saying "killis are peaceful" is making a very sweeping generalisation. It really depends on the species.
Typically, bettas aren't kept with killis. I've recently (as in last Tuesday) added a pair of locally bred male fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri to my sorority and so far nothing has gone wrong, but as they get more confident it easily good. They also have mouths the width of their heads, so they may eat smaller fish (I fear for my ember tetras if my killis grow much more!)
I'll be able to give a better recommendation on them as betta tankmates in the near future, I hope. :)
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #12 
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The killifish I saw at Petco were called "goldenrod" I guess because they were yellow. They are so pretty, cute faces!

I saw the thread about them here and was surprised to see them at Petco since they don't have a huge selection of fish normally. I think they have just gotten a shipment.

I should ask if I can special order. I know the folks there pretty well.

Is there an especially small type of killifish?

My PH is 8, do you think that's too high for killifish?


EDITED TO ADD: I found a "least killifish" but it's not a pretty fish, kind of homely looking LOL

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #13 
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HELP!


My used tank is
24" long
12" wide
16" high

the width of the glass panes is just over 1/8 inch, the line between 1/8 and 1/4 on the tape measure (please excuse my math illiteracy!)

Is this an AQUARIUM or a VIVARIUM?

I cannot find an answer on google to my satisfaction.

TIA!

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #14 
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Vivariums and Aquariums are like squares and rectangles. a rectangle is a square, but a square is not a rectangle. An aquarium is a vivarium, but a vivarium is not necessarily an aquarium. a vivarium is anything in which you house something in a imitation of its natural habitat.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #15 
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Vivariums and Aquariums are like squares and rectangles. a rectangle is a square, but a square is not a rectangle. An aquarium is a vivarium, but a vivarium is not necessarily an aquarium. a vivarium is anything in which you house something in a imitation of its natural habitat.
well, I ask because I saw an aquarium at petco but it was for housing lizards and such ONLY and it said DO NOT FILL WITH WATER. I thought it was a vivarium. I'm guessing the glass was not strong enough to use it as an aquarium?

So now I wonder if my glass is strong enough?

in any case, it is sitting on my deck full of water, waiting to find any leaks. I may strengthen the seals after I clean it.
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I did not realize aquariums and vivariums were different. That one might have not been fully water tight. As long as you're testing it, it should be fine :)
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #17 
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On the subject of tetras, I have Neons with Kyon. So far so good. They are in a group of 7. I've read that aslong as they are in schools of at least 5 the chances of fin nipping is reduces considerably than if you had say 3.

I've got a 10g waiting just incase there is a problem though. My motto, Always have a back up plan!
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #18 
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those are called terrariums and they don't use aquarium sealant. the leak test will tell you.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #19 
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I've not heard of "goldenrod"...are they golden panchax?
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