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 thanks  suby
 
 what  about  tiger  barbs..  i  used  to  have  a  pair  and  always  thought  of  them  as  quite  tough  ..  plz  advice
 
 
 
 heres  a  new  point  of  concern
 
 i  have  finally  set  up  the  tank  with  lot  of  tufa  rocks  as  i  had  always  wanted.will  add  few  arti.  plants.    looking  at  the  set  up  i  can  tell  one  thing  that  it  will  be  far  too  difficult  to  net  in  a  fish  from  the  tank  particularly  cichlids..    but  bigger  point  of  concern  is  that  it  seems  impossible  to  me  to  find  any    fish  which  dies.      because  i  have  often  found  the  dead  fish  hidden  in  corners  of  the  tank..
 
 it  is  really  bothering  me.  because  i  cant  be  digging  the  rocks  to  find  a  dead  fish  Crying or Very sad  ..  is  there  a  soloution  to  this  ...??!!
 
 m  sure  its  a  common  problem...  because  tanks  with  lot  of  rockwork  aren't  uncommon  !!
 
 
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nichefish  wrote:                
but  bigger  point  of  concern  is  that  it  seems  impossible  to  me  to  find  any    fish  which  dies.      because  i  have  often  found  the  dead  fish  hidden  in  corners  of  the  tank..                

 
 Yes  I  would  also  like  to  know...  Not  to  be  on  negative  side  but  to  make  sure  that  dead  fish  should  not  harm  the  live  ones...
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what  about  tiger  barbs..  i  used  to  have  a  pair  and  always  thought  of  them  as  quite  tough  ..  plz  advice                  

 
 Compared  to  cichlids  tiger  barb's  are  smaller  fish,  tiger  barb  might  be  abe  to  hold  its  ground  with  similar  size  fish,  it  will  surely  take  the  hit  once  the  cichlids  are  bigger,  
 Cichlids  have  better  eye  sight  at  lower  light  than  tiger  barbs  hence  you  would  probably  miss  some  tiger  barbs  in  the  morning.  
 Its  better  that  you  have  only  a  cichlid  tank  with  a  few  dither  fish(silver  dollar).
 
 
                                                 
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looking  at  the  set  up  i  can  tell  one  thing  that  it  will  be  far  too  difficult  to  net  in  a  fish  from  the  tank  particularly  cichlids..  but  bigger  point  of  concern  is  that  it  seems  impossible  to  me  to  find  any  fish  which  dies.  because  i  have  often  found  the  dead  fish  hidden  in  corners  of  the  tank..                  

 
 
 It  is  going  to  be  difficult  netting  fish,  i  have  a  lot  of  pots  in  my  tank  so  when  the  bugger  you  want  to  catch  is  in  a  pot  you  can  cover  it  up  with  a  net  and  get  him  out.
 another  method  is  to  put  a  transparent  bag  in  the  aquarium  and  drive  the  fishes  into  it  .
 
 regarding  removing  dead  fish,  mostly  dead  fish  float  and  removing  them  becomes  easy,  suppose  they  dont  float  they  will  surely  be  found  in  a  place  in  your  tank  where  all  the  poo  settles  "  dead  spot  "
 
 you  should  have  a  count  of  your  fishes  and  take  a  head  count  every  morning  specially  while  feeding  (all  of  them  come  out  of  their  caves).If  you  find  a  fish  missing  then  search  for  it.
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 thanks  for  advice  guys
 
 i  have  to  post  a  pic  of  my  new  tank  for  all  you  people  constantly  advicing  me.  Smile  
 
 am  quite  happy  with  the  layout  ..  have  put  my  red  parrot..  and  three  dollars  as  of  now  ..  plan  to  add  just  few  more  after  some  time.
 
 how  a-bout  a  pair  of  green  severum  ??!!
 
 by  the  way  theres  a  scat  too  !!    Crying or Very sad  (  come  on  guys  laugh  at  me  or  strangle  me  ,  but  this  is  my  best  fish  and  has  been  living  with  the  parrot  and  the  dollars  since  about  a  year  in  my  previous  small  tank  )  i  have  no  heart  to  seperate  them  or  to  let  it  be  in  the  small  tank  !
 
 
 wait  till  i  get  few  pics..  m  sure  as  always  both  of  them  (  parrot  and  scat  )  will  show  up  in  the  front  !!
 
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 Scat  and  silver  dollar  
 This  is  no  more  a  cichlid  tank  !
 Scat  are  brakish  water  fishes  if  i  am  not  wrong  ,  You  should  not  be  trying  to  mix  fishes  with  different  requirements.
 silver  dollar  +  Severum        needs  fresh  water  (towards  neutral  PH)
 Scat                                                                needs  a  little  salt  mixed  in  the  water
 cichlids  (malawi)                              needs  higher  PH
 
 Do  some  research  about  the  fishes  requirements  before  keeping  them  together.
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 thanks  rahul  
 
 maybe  i  shud  be  put  behind  bars  !!
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 I  think  the  scat  may  not  survive  longer........
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thanks  rahul  
 
 maybe  i  shud  be  put  behind  bars  !!                

 
 It  is  better  that  you  get  your  doubts  cleared  here  in  the  forum  rather  than  go  out  and  buy  without  knowlwdge,  We  are  all  here  to  help  each  other,  so  dont  despire  and  ask  your  questions  .
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I  think  the  scat  may  not  survive  longer........                

 
 They  Can...  Provided  their  required  settings...  I'm  having  6  Scats  for  almost  6  months...  They  love  to  come  in  front  of  the  tank  and  start  begging  for  food  always...  Smile
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 Ive  amazed  by  the  way  they  reacts  to  me...  Really  an  wonderfull  fishes...
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 undoubtedly  ajay...  scats  are  great  !!
 they  are  not  cichlids  but  still  have  a  great  personality
 
 i  know  they  are  brackish  by  nature...  
 but  i  didnt  know  enough  then..  and  also  the  LFS  guy  said  they  were  like  other  'normal'  fish  easy  to  keep..  so  i  cudnt  resist
 
 and  believe  me  people    ...  looking  at  my  scat  i  can  say  that  right  now  she's  not  stressed  or  not  well..  infact  she's  very  active  and  just  like  ajay  said  very  intelligent.  
 
 she  might  not  live  longer..  as  gokul  says    Sad    ...  but  right  now  she's  living  happy...
 chasing  around  evryone  else  at  times.
 
 and  she  was  half  the  size  when  bought..  so  evn  the  growth  is  there
 
 i  hope  it  stays  fine  ...
 
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i  know  they  are  brackish  by  nature...  
 but  i  didnt  know  enough  then..  and  also  the  LFS  guy  said  they  were  like  other  'normal'  fish  easy  to  keep..  so  i  cudnt  resist                

 
 IMO...  Scat's  can  be  kept  on  FW  @  their  Juvi's  stage  (a  bit  of  salt  is  enough)  later  when  they  attend  their  adulthood  they  have  to  be  in  SW...  Prob  increasing  the  salt  contents  by  month  basis...  
 
 My  Scats  are  housed  along  with  Mono's...  Add  I've  started  with  3Tbs  of  salt  and  continuing  the  same  quantity  till  now....
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 Is  adding  of  salt  possible  to  a  cichlid  tank??
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 Yes  adding  salt  is  possible  in  a  chiclid  tank,  usually  this  is  made  to  get  the  water  parameters  to  the  required  ,
 For  example  if  you  have  tangs  ,  some  people  add  epsom  salt+  sodium  bicarbonate  +  NAcl  (common  salt)    to  get  the  perfect  PH,GH  and  KH  of  water
 
 
 please  check  the  link  below
   http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/buffer_recipe.php
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 Scat  or  "Scatophagus  argus"  is  a  brackish  water  fish.  At  juvinile  stage  it  can  live  in  fresh  water  but  would  definetly  need  a  brackish  envoirnment.
 A  brackish  envoirnment  is  not  fresh  water  mixed  with  salt.  It  is  a  stage  of  water  somewhere  between  marine  &  frehwater.
 These  fishes  usually  hail  from  regions  where  rivers  meet  sea  so  they  are  adapted  to  live  for  sometime  in  freshwater.
 Selling  these  fishes  with  normal  freshwater  fishes  is  cruel  and  is  a  typical  example  of  "money"  before  "life"  and  must  be  discouraged.
 If  you  really  value  this  fish  try  giving  it  a  brackish  envoirnment  as  it  grows  up.
 Check  ths  for  more  information
 http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile56.html
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