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Re: beginner fish
I've had dismal success with the "easy" stuff like C. whitei, Aph.
(Fp.) gardneri, etc...
Rather start with a more difficult specie. THat way you will
immediately have to put extra care into the killies (which they all
need anyway). My first success came with *N. foerschi*. I treated
them like they were discus and gave them regular water changes,
made sure the pH didn't fall too much, maintained the NEEDED
[salt] (1 tsp/US gal.). I am now into my 4th generation with them
and resolved many other problems with other species.
My recommendation is too try *Epiplatys dageti* or *N. foerschi* or
*guentheri*. Both tolerate a lot of abuse but train you into dealing
with killies effectively.
Stay clear of the Apyeosemions till you can master the less
demanding Epiplatys or Aplocheilus sp. The Aph need a little more
TLC, especially when breeding them. One good one to try is *Aph.
(Fp.) sjoestedti" It grows nice and big and has a long life span, as
such there is lots of time for experimentation.
<color><param>0100,0100,0100</param>On 21 Jul 99,, schmidtcarney at ecr_net wrote:
<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> ... The only problem I have with them is that
> they tend to be shyer than the lineatus (hey, everything is shyer than A.
</color>My LIN eat from my hand. I'm sure if they were bigger they would
chew off my fingers.
Of all my killies they have the most character.
<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> ... Where do you live?
</color>It is advisable NEVER to divulge such personal info over the net.
You never know what psycho is eaves dropping. Fortunately fish
keepers are more "mentally balanced" than the general population.
Of course how many of us aren't addicted to fish?
"Chronic piscatorial addict"