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post #30 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Tree View Post
You think 4 will be okay? I was hoping maybe 2 males and 2 females. I was reading that the females are hard to come by.
The look like cool little fish though! And with the shrimp, they can eat them if they prefer live over frozen. that is the only issue with Scarlets. I hear they eat live food. I have enough shrimp to go around but any idea on how to go about getting live foods? I know you can harvest your own int he back yard (watched a you tube video about it) so I may give that a shot. LOL

I may end up removing the loach in the future though. I keep hearing that they need a larger tank cause they love to zoom around. We'll see what happens I can either place it in the 15 gallon tank or just re-home it altogether.

I was thinking about adding some moss on one of the rocks.
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 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.

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