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  1. matthewb01

    Question Too Many Cleaner Shrimp?

    Ok, thank you. Is there any reasoning? Are they territorial or over compete for food? As far as the peppermint shrimp I heard that they may eat already dead tissue from coral and may irritate but not harm the coral. Camel shrimp on the other hand often mistaken as peppermint shrimp will eat coral
  2. matthewb01

    Question Too Many Cleaner Shrimp?

    Hey, guys so I've got a 32 gallon with an ocellaris clownfish, purple firefish, and a royal gramma. I have no shrimp in the tank and was wondering if I'd have any issues adding a pair of scarlet skunks and three peppermints. So would 5 total be too many for the tank?
  3. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    Thank you. I went to a zoo in Nashville where they stacked the rock up the sides of the glass which was my inspiration for this. Once I get all the green algae under control I will begin adding some soft coral. Here is a full view
  4. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    As long as I don't see any torn fins I'll probably just leave it and hope for the best. Definitely not adding anymore fish to this tank.
  5. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    So this morning I decided to add the clownfish back while feeding. He's still occasionally chasing the firefish but the Royal gramma put up a fight so the clown isn't bothering it anymore. The firefish doesn't seem too bothered but I'm worried over time the stress may lead to illness. Wondering...
  6. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    I wanted to keep it in the net so he wouldn't see the tank actually. I'd assume their memory isn't good enough to remember their territory after a long enough period away from it. But currently, it is floating in the clear breeder box. I just have so much live rock that I'm really not willing to...
  7. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    Yea that was a mistake, lesson learned. I'm currently on day two of the week-long isolation. I moved it from a net to a breeder box. I was hesitant because the breeder box is clear as opposed to the net which kept it from seeing the rest of the tank. If anyone has any tips whether the net or...
  8. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    Very disappointing I may have to set up a small nano tank just for it. If I return it, I definitely will not buy any replacements until all other fish have been added.
  9. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    Yea I have had clownfish in larger tanks before that have been model citizens. I've never experienced anything like this before even when I had a clarkii. I think after a week of being in the net if it still acts up I'm going to have to take it back and wait till I add my final two fish a neon...
  10. matthewb01

    Help Clownfish Deliberately Attacking Tankmates

    I've had a 32-gallon biocube with a single ocellaris clownfish for a year and a half. Two weeks ago I added a purple firefish and royal gramma to the tank and the clownfish had no issues with either. Suddenly a few days ago the clownfish started going out of its way to attack the new tank mates...
  11. matthewb01

    Keeping A Single Male Mbuna With Other Species

    All good I made a more specific thread and my question was answered
  12. matthewb01

    Just Got Gifted A 12g Nano-cube

    I didn't say he has to have one I just said it makes things easier especially if he's planning on keeping corals. Skimmers are def more effective on larger aquariums but I think it def wouldn't hurt on a nano reef especially for a beginner. But +1 on the fish choices although I think he'd be...
  13. matthewb01

    Temp Requirements For These Fish?

    I'm sure the peppered corydoras would be happiesst in a nice cool water tank but I don't think they'd have a problem in a warmer tank. My house doesn't even get to be as low as 72 degrees I'd have to chill a tank with them to get it that temp. Everything I've read about peppered corydoras says...
  14. matthewb01

    Temp Requirements For These Fish?

    72 that's crazy only wild caught need temp that low. tank bread are fine in a warmer tank. Peppered corydoras are one of the most commonly kept cories and I've never heard of anyone keeping them in something that cold.
  15. matthewb01

    Temp Requirements For These Fish?

    I haven't kept jullis I'm more of a fan of peppered which are fine at 79 and sterba's which need the water a little coolor so I wouldn't keep in my angelfish tank. I just know the tricky part about false jullis isn't it a broad term for multiple species of corydoras that look like a true julli...
  16. matthewb01

    Can I Add Shrimp To A To Gal Tank That Has 3 Otocinclus 4 Zebra Danios And 4 Pygmy Corydoras?

    Lol he wrote to gallon tank as the title so Im assumung he meant ten. Sounds fine for that tank although I always prefer to keep a schooling fish in a larger tank with more than 6 of it's own kind.
  17. matthewb01

    Temp Requirements For These Fish?

    I'm pretty sure 79f if fine for bristlenose I keep my angel tank at around 79-80f and my bristlenose has been fine for 2 years. I also thought emerald green cories do best in cooler water around 73 but are able to tolerate warmer water. I think the bristlenose is fine in that tank but def +1 on...
  18. matthewb01

    Anyone Have Any Info About Afra Cichlids.

    Awesome I think the jalo reef males are so nice. I just think the females colors are so dull compared to other mbuna females. They remind me more of female peacocks. When I do add the male afra I'll be sure to get him when I add another shoal of mbuna so he doesn't get singled out.
  19. matthewb01

    Nitrate Normal, Nitrite Off The Charts

    Okay so first of all a tank needs a few weeks to a month to cycle second a 10 gallon tank is way too small for all of those fish. Mollies need a minimum 20 gallon tank and are a brackish water fish. They can survive but won't thrive in freshwater. I would not add anything else to your tank until...




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