But, I have my 40 breeder. Hmmm.
It was stocked with a RTBS and 8 scissortail rasboras. The shark was a small juvenile. I lost him last week
Not sure why as he had been fine. But about 6 weeks ago, I didn’t realize my python connection had loosened and I introduced a ton of tiny bubbles into the tank. I lost one Rasbora and the shark hid for 3 days than seemed ok. But maybe he had lasting damage?
Anyway, I know if I get another shark, he will eventually need a longer tank, correct?
So then I started thinking about stocking it with the sids.
So is this a better plan? Tell me about sids.
And the main question is do they do better on a sand substrate? My 40 is gravel so I would need to change out the gravel. Or would a mix of gravel and sand work?
And yes, for those on Fishlore, this is a duplicate post!
The 40 g was a free tank and it came with the gravel so that’s how I set it up. But I’ve been thinking of changing it to sand anyway.
My LFS also mentioned they have Botia dario in stock. I’m just going to take a drive down there today and have a look!
I don't think a shark would be a great fit with loaches. They're very territorial with other bottom feeders & similarly shaped mid-water swimmers like SAE. People do keep them successfully with loaches in a large enough tank with lots of hiding spots, so it can be done. I wouldn't keep 1 in less than a 4ft tank.
But I now have 10 sids in my 10g quarantine.
They are so cute! And a few are quite tiny.
What sold me was that the fish store guy showed me their planted tank with mature sids. I fell in love!
I purchased both Black and Tan sand to mix similarly how I did the black and white in my 75.
I had a water disaster that I described in Fran’s matrix thread. Let’s just say, I need to re evaluate my water source and as of right now, I am not using my well water.
Anyway, I put off doing a deworming round and have lost 2 sids. I have 2 more that are definitely smaller and skinnier and not ass active. If I don’t see an improvement after the second round of Prazipro, I’ll look into levamisole.
My last picture posting didn’t go as planned but I’ll try again. So annoying to still need to use a photo hosting site!
So you need to have your photos saved on a photo hosting site. I use Picture Trail.
So I don’t know about sites but on picture trail, you can copy a URL that is specifically for posting on forums and then paste it here.
The photo icon can also be used and you paste the URL of your photo from the photo hosting site between those brackets.
Clear as mud lol!
I'm very sorry you're having extreme water issues. Frankly I'm be concerned about people using your water...let alone fish. Well water can be much more variable than "city" or "county" as a water source...I think you need to look at a whole house RO or other filtering system. Thankfully, I've never lived with well water & it's possible problems...Except in MA, where deep wells were "winter water" at times...but still overseen by the city.
Please start your own thread so we can see your issues not combined with anyone else's.
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