Karen B. Posted April 17, 2022 Share Posted April 17, 2022 Do your research is one of the first advice given to any aquarists. I understand the purpose and it’s great to avoid impulse buy or end up with incompatible fish. Doing research is actually part of my job, so that’s a task I take seriously and go through thoroughly… maybe too much? Because 75% of the time, after reading on the subject and asking around, I end up more confused then anything. Obviously there are some facts that are unanimously agreed upon by most people. But it doesn’t seem to be the case of most things and it’s one part of the hobby that stresses me out so much. I want my fish to be happy and thriving, yet I don’t speak fish nor am I a good observer in ~any~ sphere of my life. The latest (and very frustrating) exemple is : I have a 20 gallons high, heavily planted (on the picture it’s a 10 gallons but I will move everything to my 20 high and add more plants + 2 apistogramma cave) I would like to house a pair of apistogramma and some dither fish (I had a lot in mind, but settled with cpd… maybe 10-12?) So I asked on this forum, on many facebook groups, a breeder, on an apistogramma forum and even directly to the aquarium coop customer service email team. I did not get a single similar answer. It ranged from « yes no problem », « ok but only apistogramma and no other fish » to « no a 20 high isn’t enough swimming space for apisto ». … How am I then supposed to make any sense of these conflictual information and take a decision? How do you guys proceed? I would really like to hear @Cory on the subject… and also what he thinks about a 20 gallons high with a pair of apisto and 10-12 cpd? Thank you all and have a nice day! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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