Cacti and Tropical fish

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Re: Cacti and Tropical fish

Post by stephen » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:47 pm

I'd never have thought of that but it is worth ago. Better to use the heat and light which is there anyway. I have a 4' x 2' box with heater and flourescent tubes I keep in a spare room for germinating and bringing on seedlings but most winters it has little in it. I'll see what I can fit in the tank without affecting the light to the fish,

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Re: Cacti and Tropical fish

Post by stephen » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:51 pm

Tina,

Thats quite a collection to look after - how on earth do you get away on holidays? We've enough bother with the plants, fish and two cats.

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Re: Cacti and Tropical fish

Post by stephen » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:58 pm

Well spotted. I have two pink gouramis, a silver and honey gourami, 5 different corydoras, a catfish and two larger green Severum cichlids. The latter are a bit aggressive at times so any small fish (tetras, danios etc) end up as live food. They also destroy any plants which I try. If they cant eat them they chew them to death. If only I could put a couple of cacti in there to put them off the habit!!!

The tarantulas would not go down well - the shrieks would be heard in Thailand if either my wife or 11 year old daughter found them on walkabouts.

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Re: Cacti and Tropical fish

Post by Roy » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:00 am

I think most people I know seem to have kept tropical fish at one time or other and we have many shops selling fish in this area so maybe the question is do many tropical fish keepers have cacti? My favourites were Apistogramma ramerizia. A week or so of chopped worm and soft water and they would go into breeding mode and then I would have the pleasure of them looking after their eggs and rearing their young
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