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Old 01-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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For a dwarf, yes they are slightly more aggressive than others of the genus. By declawing them, you're stripping them of the ability to breed and acquire food. I would rather toss them into boiling water before that.

They are no thread to tetras or smaller fish. I've kept them with Endler's livebearers before and the fry of those are smaller than any tetra that you'll probably keep.

Lastly, consider the cost of C. patzcuarensis var. 'orange' versus the price of a tetra. Unless you're keeping some exotic tetras, the price differential is rather large (e.g. neons vs. orange cray - ratio is 25:1 if the neons are $1 each).
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Yea yea!
That ain't right though, cutting off crayclaws.
My dwarves don't even harm shrimp, khulli loach, bumble bee gobie, or anything else.
they are pretty harmless.
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You guys are right. I'll give them a try.
So basically they are pretty hardy and not too sensitive to fertilizers, especially copper?

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Very sensitive to copper, but maybe not as much as shrimp.
They also HATE temperature changes, so drip acclimate them slowly.
Also, they are easy to breed.
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Does any one know if Mike from FreshwaterInverts is still in business?
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Does any one know if Mike from FreshwaterInverts is still in business?
He is still in buisness but he is moving... have you seen his website? It says only x x x and x for sale because of moving...

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He is still in buisness but he is moving... have you seen his website? It says only x x x and x for sale because of moving...

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I didn't even read his front page.
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I agree with the above too...

I have actually seen in my tank 3 regular neons fighting over a cray fry
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Besides Mike, does anyone know of another source in the US for the pure orange dwarf?

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