Buddies With Serpaes - Page 2

Fruitfulspy

What a shame. Hey, it happens. Not sure when/where you got them. Might want to contact the seller. Worth a shot.
I got them 3 days ago. Loss total is 3, 2 pandas and one Bolivian ram. I did send pictures and email the place where I got them from. It’s just weird that only the smallest ones died.
 

Ohio Mark

Oh dear... I am so sorry this happened! Yes, I have heard of other having trouble with pandas. I went through quite a few pandas before ending up with a few hardy survivors. Don't be discouraged -- we all know what it is like to lose fish. Do you know if it was the male or female BR?
 

Fruitfulspy

Oh dear... I am so sorry this happened! Yes, I have heard of other having trouble with pandas. I went through quite a few pandas before ending up with a few hardy survivors. Don't be discouraged -- we all know what it is like to lose fish. Do you know if it was the male or female BR?
The smallest one, which I’m guessing was the female? I’m not sure.
 

Ohio Mark

Oh, wow... too bad! I still feel badly for you! Did you hear back from the seller?
 

Fruitfulspy

Oh, wow... too bad! I still feel badly for you! Did you hear back from the seller?
Yes, I got refunded the money. Like I said above, only the smallest ones died. Which is weird.
 

Fruitfulspy

jmaldo


Hmm.. Less than 2 weeks and lost both, it might just be poor stock?
Hang in their!
 

Fruitfulspy

Hmm.. Less than 2 weeks and lost both, it might just be poor stock?
Hang in their!
That’s what I’m thinking, he didn’t want to eat anything I put in the tank, just a few bloodworms here and there. Put sinking pellets near him so he could see it, but never ate. I’m just gonna replace the rams with barbs and a red tail black shark and call it a day lol
 

jmaldo

and a red tail black shark

Careful, I picked up a RTS when I first started, he was 1" Beautiful Fish. Was fine in a Community until he got to be 3" and decided the tank was his and chased everyone relentlessly. Traded him into the LFS.

Learning all the Time.
 

Fruitfulspy

Careful, I picked up a RTS when I first started, he was 1" Beautiful Fish. Was fine in a Community until he got to be 3" and decided the tank was his and chased everyone relentlessly. Traded him into the LFS.

Learning all the Time.
I’ll keep that in mind
 

Morpheus1967

And tiger barbs, if that's where you are going, are the devil's spawn lol. One of the worst fin nippers out there.
 

Fruitfulspy

And tiger barbs, if that's where you are going, are the devil's spawn lol. One of the worst fin nippers out there.
Can’t be any worse than Serpaes lol
 

Morpheus1967

Can’t be any worse than Serpaes lol

At least serpaes relax after a day or two. Tiger barbs? Not so much.
 

Ohio Mark

Update: Lost the other Bolivian Ram today. I guess I wasn’t made to have Cichlids lol

Oh man.... So sorry to hear that! It does seem strange!
 

Fruitfulspy

Oh man.... So sorry to hear that! It does seem strange!
I know! I’m thinking more of what jmaldo said, weak stock that they sent me. But 4 of the bigger pandas are happy, the serpaes don’t bother them at all.
 

Ohio Mark

I know! I’m thinking more of what jmaldo said, weak stock that they sent me. But 4 of the bigger pandas are happy, the serpaes don’t bother them at all.

I have no experience with Live Aquaria. Have others had issues with weak stock?
 

Fruitfulspy

I have no experience with Live Aquaria. Have others had issues with weak stock?
I'm not sure. They send rather small fish though. I’m gonna try else where for more peaceful barbs, like Melon Barbs and Odessa Barbs.
 

Ohio Mark

I'm not sure. They send rather small fish though. I’m gonna try else where for more peaceful barbs, like Melon Barbs and Odessa Barbs.

Are you going to give up on BR's? jmaldo might have some coming up. Just a hint. I just feel so bad you had a rough experience with them!
 

Morpheus1967

I purchased 9 Beckford's Red Pencilfish from LiveAquaria. Received 10, all were alive and are still alive today.

Expensive shipping, but they only ship live animals overnight, and delivery by 10:30am. I would order again.

But just a heads up. LiveAquaria is actually owned by Petsmart. Even though they seem to be a small mom and pop company.
 

Fruitfulspy

Gonna order Melon Barbs from trinsfish. com only place I know that has them. Oh and I’m replacing my gravel with black gravel to make my Serpaes pop.
 

Ohio Mark

Gonna order Melon Barbs from trinsfish. com only place I know that has them. Oh and I’m replacing my gravel with black gravel to make my Serpaes pop.
I had to google melon barbs. Nice!!! You will like having a black substrate! I think it really does bring out the color in my fish.
 

jmaldo

Bolivians, all out. coralbandit just got the last 3 today. I do have EBAs available.
 

Fruitfulspy

Bolivians, all out. coralbandit just got the last 3 today. I do have EBAs available.
EBAs?
 

Fruitfulspy

Electric Blue Acaras. Gorgeous fish!
Oh wow! I just looked it up. Very pretty!
 

Ohio Mark

Oh wow! I just looked it up. Very pretty!

Geeettttt soommeeee..... Dooooo itttttt!!! Ha ha! Just get another tank, or 2, or 3.....
 

Fruitfulspy

Geeettttt soommeeee..... Dooooo itttttt!!! Ha ha! Just get another tank, or 2, or 3.....
Don’t tempt me! Lol I was eyeing up 55 gallon tanks online
 

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