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PostSubject: Care sheets   Care sheets Icon_minitimeMon Feb 06, 2012 10:51 am

This thread will provide care sheets for most 'schooling fish'. Any suggestions to improve these are sheets are welcome, and I hope that members will benefit from the information provided here. and if you'd like to you can post your own care sheets here too
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PostSubject: Bala Shark Care Sheet   Care sheets Icon_minitimeMon Feb 06, 2012 9:55 pm

Bala Sharks:
Family: Cyprinidae
Size: 12 Inches
Fish Origin: Mekong
Water: Prefer a pH of 6.0-8.0
Temp: 24-30 C
Feeding: Plankton, small crustaceans, bloodworms, shrimp, incest and general flake food.
Sexing: Females are more rounder
Breeding: Cannot be done in home aquaria without hormone injections
Aquarium size: Ideally 6ft Minimum, juveniles can be kept in a 4ft.

Bala sharks are very skittish fish, they are so fast they clan clear a 6ft tank in seconds, they are schooling fish which should be kept in groups of 6+.
They will eat plant matter.
These fish will jump so a tight fitted lid if needed, they also can damage themselves easy on sharp
They are not a true shark, they are more of a minnow, they are called sharks because of their big fins.
This fish can see very well and has big eyes to see its prey, similar to oscars.
You can house this fish with large cichlids when its adult or large community fish.
They will nip fish with fancy or long tails.

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PostSubject: Tiger Barb Care Sheet   Care sheets Icon_minitimeTue Feb 07, 2012 6:09 am

Tiger Barbs:
Family: Cyprinids/Barb
Size: 2.5''
Fish Origin: Asia
Water: pH 6.5
Temp: 20-26C
Feeding: Prepared foods, and live foods
Sexing: Males have bright red noses
Breeding: Egg-Laying
Aquarium size: 20 Gallon+

Tiger Barbs are very boisterous fish, and are notorious fin nippers, so its advised not to keep these fish with tankmates such as bettas, guppies and anything else with long tails.
They are great tankmates for a boisterous community tank or an aggressive tank.
They do well in soft, slightly acidic water conditions.
Tiger barbs are very active by nature and need to be kept in groups of 6+ as they are
shoaling fish.
If you want to do a species tank with tiger barbs, a 30 gallon is adequate for around 12-13
they will do exceptionally well.
There are many different variants of tiger barbs such as the albino barb or green barb.
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PostSubject: the harlequin rasbora   Care sheets Icon_minitimeTue Feb 07, 2012 8:36 am

harlequin rasbora

Care sheets 64fde381Harlequin rasbora

Common name – harlequin rasbora, red rasbora, and trigonostigma heteromorpha, but most commonly sold under the name of harlequin rasbora

Proper name - Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Family – Cyprindae

Origin – Sotuheast Asia, Thailand and Malaysia to be exact.

Life expectancy – 3-5 years

Care level – this is a very hardy aquarium fish so is usually a good choice for beginners, but just because this fish is relatively hardy does not mean that it should be placed in unsuitable conditions

max size - 1-2 inches, usually about 2 inches though

Minimum group suggestion – preferably 6 as when they are on smaller groups they will hide, become lethargic, and terrorize the rest of your fish

Minimum tank size suggestion – 15 inch 15 gallon tank as these are very active fish and appreciate lots of room to swim around in.

Compatibility – this is a very passing community fish, that is not nippy unless kept in small groups, meaning that they do well with other small peaceful community fish that wont threaten, or bully this fish. Most small, non nippy, peaceful tetras, and rasboras would be great tank mate choices with this fish.

Diet – this is an omnivore so will readily accept flakes, frozen or live bloodworms, mosquito larvae, and brine shrimp, meaty foods, and sometimes even certain vegetables.

Level occupied in tank – this fish will mostly be found swimming in the middle to top of the tank

Temperature range – 72 to 82

Water conditions – PH of 5-7 and hardness of soft to medium

Bio – the harlequin rasbora is a very common fish that is easily found in most stores, including big chain stores. it is a small friendly community fish that would be a great addition to any bodies tank, it especially looks superb in sand bottom, moderately planted tanks.
Good luck with your new fishy friend
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