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Offline ruby barb

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« on: January 23, 2009, 09:26:09 pm »
just want a bit of info on the
what they like to eat
ph
tank conditions etc etc

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    « Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 09:40:37 pm »
    hey Martin oto's (otocinclus) are lovely they require algae which they happily graze on if none is available then supplementing their diet on algae wafers a chunk of corgette cucumber etc all will go well  
    best kept in groups
    ph wise 6.0 - 7.5
    planted tanks prefered with perfect water conditions i'm pretty sure a mature tank of at least 3 months
    look for ones with nice fat tummies this is how they should be and should be key to their health in general
    i'm sure others will add some more insight

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    « Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 09:43:39 pm »
    Not much more to add to that!
     
    As already said get the fat ones, emaciated looking ones will not last a month.

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    « Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 09:47:09 pm »
    Mine don't touch veg.
    You need an established tank, with algae - they need it to settle them - as they are fragile.
    At least 2, more if they'll fit :)
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    « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 10:00:06 pm »
    I find spirulina tabs are well received, the ones I've had before didn't touch veg either.

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    « Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 10:01:03 pm »
    thanks all;)

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    « Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 10:02:41 pm »
    spirulina tabs ?

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    « Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 10:07:54 pm »
    yes available from one of our sponsors here

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    « Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 10:14:08 pm »
    Good for you as well as your fish:24:

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    « Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 10:58:09 pm »
    Groups of 3 plus is recommended, they will shoal together and they hunt for food together too, don't forget to quarantine them for 6 weeks and acclimatize them slowly, it took me 3 hours to acclimate mine to the QT..and an established tank, a few months after the cycle has finished.
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    « Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 11:02:04 pm »
    try and get ones in the shop that have been there for more than a week too, choose fat ones if they have, they don't travel well if moved around a lot IME, they tend to acclimatise better the longer they have been at the LFS. Slow acclimatisation too, take a few hours to do it:)

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