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Old 12-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #16
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Loaches are sensitive fish and need a very knowledgeable person to take care of them. I would get some hardy fish, like danios. There are other hardy fish as well. Plecos are one of the hardiest fish around and they rarely get sick.

Pleco: To keep a fish alive takes a hawks eye, basically. I keep an eye on my fish every single day, I examine them once to twice a day, throughout the day when I am home all day. I feed them once a day. Once I see something, I figure it out within a day or two, then I treat it. With fish, you have to be quick to know how to treat a disease before it gets worse. I have a friend that can help me right away if something is not right with my fish. I also come on here the first day I notice something wrong with my fish. Always have medication handy for curing your fish when they come down with something at the first possible moment. When fish get sick, they decline quickly, because being sick stresses them. I would read up on a lot of fish and their care and ask questions to make sure that you understand what you have read. Yes, taking care of fish can be hard work, but also rewarding. It took me 5-6 years to get my clown loaches as big as they are now. Baby Girl, my biggest clown, almost died from three diseases, but with the help of a friend, she got better and I kept a hawks eye on her. I hope this helps you. I would wait to get fish that are sensitive, for now get fish that are hardy, like bettas, danios, etc.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #17
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My X-Ray Pristella Tetras are pretty hardy... I've had them since late may-early June. I know that's not a long time for you guys but it is for me. I've never had a fish for close to or over a year.


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Old 12-15-2012, 07:05 AM   #18
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Thanks, and I have a 10 gallon, about to get a 29 gallon. I'm thinking about getting some cories...what would be the best kind?
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there are many to choose from...some are very rare and very expensive...but for the most part i would stick with the aneus or paleatus...either normal or albino form..
or for you maybe some aspidoras as they tend to prefer slightly cooler water..
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
there are many to choose from...some are very rare and very expensive...but for the most part i would stick with the aneus or paleatus...either normal or albino form..
or for you maybe some aspidoras as they tend to prefer slightly cooler water..
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