katschamne wrote:I saw one the other day at a LFS but it had ich. They have had it for awhile and I was about to get it but then I noticed the ich
Chrysichthys wrote:I once saw some which arrived at the LFS with ich. LFS tried to cure it with two or three ich remedies sequentially with no success, and in the end they all died. I don't know why the medication didn't work.
sidguppy wrote:but if it gets sick, it's a goner.
mine had import-itch on arrival and I lost a few. no medication seemed to work. I had to resort to some pretty gruesome methods, like stone-age medications, loads of salt and temperatures up to 30'C.
sidguppy wrote:I used to have 8 and they were visible ALL DAY. just hanging in the middle of the tank waving a bit in the current. they really like a bit of current. fun fish.
sidguppy wrote:the 1 drawback is their gluttony. they can and do manage to starve less competitive tankmates to death, wich I found out with 2 halfgrown Sorubim lima. I had to trade these, cause they were no match for 8 Grasscutters.
sidguppy wrote:and they also can and do eat tankmambers right up to 1/3 of their own size (!!). you expect this of a fish like Chaca or pseudopimelodus. not these goofy-type fish. but they do. mine had no trouble at all swallowing 8cm/3" Labeotropheus fuelleborni when 20-22cm/8-9" at all.......
katschamne wrote:Well I thought I would up date my post.
katschamne wrote:I now have had this fish for 16 years and it is doing great.
katschamne wrote:We have always run a 25 watt UV sterilizer on tank. I think that it is worth it's weight in gold in my opinion.
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