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For whatever reason, it is extremely hard to find females. In all of the years I've had them I probably had about 10% females.

I buy Micro, Walter and Banana Worms from https://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auct...uy_1955&&foodl. You can tell Paul I sent you. I've bought a lot of worms from him and they are all clean cultures. I cannot remember which of the three are the largest but that's what I'd get; or ask Paul which would work best. These cultures are so easy to keep. Just need instant oatmeal and yeast and a container with a breathing hole with either paper towel or mesh screen covering.

You can also get Grindal Worms. Not sure if Paul has them. May be too warm to ship as I seem to remember Paul telling me they require cooler temperatures.
oh my god thank you! I feel better knowing that I have a supply of live food if they don't take the frozen. I heard the males are very territorial. If they are all male, you think It will be okay to have 4 males together? I think my LFS will be getting 6 of them even though I told him I wanted only two at first. haha!



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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This tank looks amazing. I'm so glad you have had great luck in the planting. Your stocking sounds even better. The only time fish really become territorial is when there is a mix of male and female. So having just males shouldn't be a problem. Looking forward to more pictures of the finished product.
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Wow the tank is looking amazing! It really did explode with growth haha
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Wow the tank is looking amazing! It really did explode with growth haha
thank you! At least I am doing something right. I kinda want to have co2 in the tank but I want a smaller setup for it cause of space. I may have a spot though for a DIY Co2 but not sure if it's safe to place behind the TV. hahaha!

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This tank looks amazing. I'm so glad you have had great luck in the planting. Your stocking sounds even better. The only time fish really become territorial is when there is a mix of male and female. So having just males shouldn't be a problem. Looking forward to more pictures of the finished product.
thanks for the input! If they are all males (which I'm sure they will be) I'll maybe get 3 to 4 depending on how they act together at the store. my LFS will be emailing me or calling me when he does get them. I think he said his shipments come on Tuesday so it might be today that they arrive at the store. I wont be able to get them until tomorrow though. He will close by the time I get off of work.



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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So I bought seed for this tank! It's SO Much cheaper than buying it already grown oh my god. I bought Glossostigma Hemianthus and Hygrophila seeds. I heard good reviews about it growing in 14 days and it will be exciting to watch it grown day by day! I will be taking photos of the progress once both seeds arrive. I will also be adding some of this plant into my other tanks as well! =D


As for the Sword plant, They might not grow so well in a short enclosed tank like this. I have one in my 5 gallon that is tall and squished. lol I think I will stick with short plants for this tank. Thanks for the idea though I love swords! easy to grow. I do like the rock ideas. any type of rocks you all think would go well for this tank? if I can find them that is. I may end up just buying them instead of getting them from outside.

The photo is the seeds I bought. small leaf and large leaf.
the carpet is really beautiful! How difficult to grow them? I'd like to have it too in my tank!
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yeah I tried to make a barrier between the two substrate but it just unglued. So I ended up sucking up the sand and adding the brown gravel.



thanks! though like I stated above, I ended up changing the sand out into a gravel.
I am not be able to suck all the sand out, so I did some brain storming. Attached the photo of my 10 gallon. The fine sand is all over the plants, and there is nothing I can do at this point.
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Hey! What seed pack did you use? Just curious, I might buy one myself! :)
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I've never had issues with all males even in a 5.5. They will spar without damage which is normal and too cute. However, they are territorial whether there are females present or not. The good news is they don't have very big territories. One-quarter of a 5.5 is plenty for them.

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I've never had issues with all males even in a 5.5. They will spar without damage which is normal and too cute. However, they are territorial whether there are females present or not. The good news is they don't have very big territories. One-quarter of a 5.5 is plenty for them.

You will like Paul; he is the best of the best. Can't praise him highly enough. I am ordering a Grindal worm culture from some who gets rave reviews on AquaBid to see if his travel well in the heat. When I get the 20 longs set up I am ordering starter cultures from Paul.
Thanks so much for all of your guy's input! I have received the fish and ended up buying 6 of them. three for the 6 gallon tank and 3 for the 15 gallon in my room. I think I have one female out of the bunch though it is hard to tell. Time will tell.
When I came back from work I have noticed that one is missing in the 15 gallon. I'm kinda a horrible person and don't QT fish >-> but I think the large move stressed the little fish out. When I was drip acclimating them one didn't seem to be swimming right. they are hard to find in all the plants in my 15 gallon so maybe the third on is hiding somewhere. but I thought I picked out the remains of a little fish but it was hard to tell with all the debris on it. The three in the 6 gallon are doing just fine. I have tried to put in frozen Dalphnia in the tank and I don't think they are eating it. soooo off to get some live food from Paul! hahaha! I'll be sure to mention your name when I order mine. If he knows you by your avatar name here that is. lol

I'll see if I can send in a video in a minute here of them



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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