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Re: Growing Aroids in Planted Ripariums

  • Subject: Re: Growing Aroids in Planted Ripariums
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 02:46:27 +0200

Hello Devin,

If you have Puntius (Barbus) tetrazona, thow them away. They are worse than 
They chase other fishes and bite their pinnae, especially the species with 
long pinnae like the black tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi).
In a local pet shop they had G. ternetzi and P. tetrazona in one aquarium
and all the tetras had damaged pinnae and they were close to death.
I told them what's the reason and now they have Puntius tetrazona in a 
separate aquarium,
sometimes with other Puntius species like P. titteya or P. conchonius, and 
tetras are healthy.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Devin Biggs" <dbiggs@xantusidesign.net>
To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 7:00 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Growing Aroids in Planted Ripariums

> Susan,
> There are quite a few fish in there. They include a quartet of 
> Apistogramma cichlids, several Puntius barbs, and Ancistrus catfish and 
> shoals of
> two different tetra species. The last time I counted there were 
> twenty-some individuals. You should be able to see acouple fo the bright 
> red
> barbs in that picture that I linked.
> Devin
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