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2 more Beaufortia?

Posted By: Myra VanInwegen <myra@myra-simon.com>
Date: Friday, 8 April 2005, at 11:53 a.m.

Emma's post about Beaufortia leveretti has got me thinking... I have a 20 gallon tank with the following: 4 zebra danios, 3 rosy barbs, and 2 B. kweichowensis. It's unheated (temps 20-22C) and the internal filter is turned up full blast, so there's a fair bit of current. The tank is pretty well planted, and there's a good layer of algae on the back of the tank (which I never clean) and on the bogwood, rocks, and filter.

I haven't gotten my B. kweichowensis to eat anything other than algae. I even made up the "food pill in gelatine" mix that someone here suggested, and the piggy rosy barbs ate it, chasing off the bigger (and bolder) of the two loaches when he tried to come and get a share. Still, they seem to be doing well; they've been in there since early January and seem to be acting pretty normally.

My almost-local-fish shop (the ones