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    successful tank cycle with happy, but still a little shy, fish and first water change.
    Please enjoy the fish!

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    Looks good, fish look healthy and happy!
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    Good looking fish my friend! Really like those rasboras.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    thanks guys. Couldn't have done it without your help.
    I think they are a lot happier since I added the black rocks.

    The light in the hood was way too bright for them so, I cut-to-size some black illustration board, cut 3 slits in it and lamintated it. I placed it on the clear cover under the hood to cut back on the light. It gives the tank a nice soft..almost "moon glow" look to the water instead of the blown-out fluorescent beaming down
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    Good idea on the lighting, a DIY diffuser!...I like they way it looks
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    Help keep algae down too.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    That's a really nice looking little tank but you do realize both of those species requires a bigger tank?
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    How long have you had your fish? Your serpae look rather pale and nervous if you've had them awhile.

    You do need to be aware that they are a fish that has a pecking order type behavior, and 4 (unless I misscounted) is a rather small number once they start to establish that order in your tank. They will nip at each other and you want enough fish for that behavior to be spread around and not end up with a fish that gets singled out.

    If you have had them for awhile then you may not have enough room/specimens to let them settle in.

    I can only offer terrible quality photos on how colored up they should get when they are settled in:


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    I've had them 10 days (i think). In regards to their color, there wasn't a single tetra in the entire shoal at the LFS that was as bright as what you posted. They were mostly silver middles with red on the fins and and some around the head. Maybe they were all juveniles? or hybrids

    My local store's color looked more like this http://www.petsolutions.com/images/Products/41400.jpg

    From the chasing I witnessed last week, I think they figured out there pecking order. ....so far, they are all getting along.

    yep there are 4, I realize 6 or more is ideal.
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    You might also increase their color by giving them some high end fish food. I use Omega One myself. Hikari and New Life Spectrum are other good brands.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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