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Marcos Avila
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Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: Santo Andre (Brazil)

PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)7:53    Post subject: TRS: The art of fish-having! Reply with quote

Today I opened my mailbox and saw that a visitor had submitted comments for lots of different fish in the FW Gallery. Great, I thought, an experienced fishkeeper sharing knowledge, and proceeded to browse the submissions. They were bland but pretty much normal, until I noticed that all comments submitted referred to fish living the SAME 55G TANK. Here's a partial list I could mine from the species actually mentioned in the comments:

- 2 Blue Rams
- 2 Red-Finned Sharks
- 1 Lemon Cichlid
- 3 Julidochromis
- 2 Firemouth Cichlids
- 1 Texas Cichlid
- 1 Green Terror
- 6 Tiger Barbs
- 2 Bleeding Heart Tetras

And here are some exerpts from his comments, to show just how "successful" it is:

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I have 2 of these [sharks] in my 55 gallon cichlid tank and they seem to hold their own. I like the contrasting black/red colors and would probably buy some more whenever the present ones expire. They have an interesting shape and would recommend them.


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I have 2 of these [tetras] in my 55 gallon tank and they gat along quite well with all my cichlids. I have had them before I started keeping cichlids. I believe they are over a year old and have survived even the cichlids.


He thinks a 1 year old tetra/cichlid is an OLD fish and seems proud he could keep those tetras alive that long Mad
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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)10:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those rams and tetras must have been serial killers in a past life to end up in THAT mix. Shocked
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)10:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to set up a tank intervention?

Something needs to happen before a wolf fish goes in there....
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)10:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cmon Jake obviously a dovii and a few gar fit perfectly into that tank Rolling Eyes some peoples kids...
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Trill the man
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)11:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, now thats gonna end in a rather red mess Confused
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Pi
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)0:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

What no oscar? I'm amazed he doesn't have a few of those yet...

Sad

Pi
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)0:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am surprised he hasn't added any pirranah. marcos sick some sortof humane society on him or spca!


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Those rams and tetras must have been serial killers in a past life to end up in THAT mix.


the skills from their previous lives is probably the only reason they haven't been eaten yet!!!!

andrew
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