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RE: Finally Got some T. Natans

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Posted by: dag_gekko at Sun Jun 29 07:03:31 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dag_gekko ]  
   

i've got a group of 3 i bought from a store about 4 months ago. i keep mine in a bare bottom 10 gallon with about 6 gallons of water. i have 2 pvc pipe tubes and an upside down plastic plant pot tray(it is about 3/4 deep) in the tank. i keep them with a brown knife fish(not african brown) and a queen arabesque pleco. they go crazy for worms..i usually get red wigglers because of the size...frozen bloodworms work really well too. i also feed them hikari carnivore pellets...which they go crazy for as well..

as far as water quality i dont pay close attention to ph or temperature..for a long time i was using tap water left out over night to dechlorinate..which probably started with a ph around 6.5-7.5..my water changes consist of dumping 95% of the water out and refilling with roughly 5-6 gallons of water. right now im using R.O. water in the same way. my filter is a whisper in tank either 20i or 40i...i have not changed the pad since i bought it(probably 1.5 years ago)but i do rinse the pad out every time i do a water change. my top for the tank is a custom made wood/screen top the fits very tight. that way they cant get out..

incase you did not know, T. natans exportaion was halted from the original country they were found in( i cant remember which one this was right now)...the reason was because 99% sold to americans ended up dying becuase nobody knew how to care for them, put them in a fish tank and had them crawl out and dry up...i learned recently that other countries occasionaly export them..good luck with keeping them.


   

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