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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    It might be easier to find green emerald cory cats aka brochis splendens. A school of 6-8 green emerald cories with be more out in the open than the rafael catfish.
    Oh! I saw these beauties the last time I made the trek down to the fancy lfs. They looked lovely.

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    I have a new proposition - I did some research and really liked the Geophagus Balzanii and feel it's temperament may be best to co-exist with my shy Sev. I would also like to have a shoal of cories. How does the Sev, Geo, SD's, Coris, and Raph Cat sound?

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    What is your water change percentage advice for a Geo, Sev, 5 SD, 6 Cories, 1 Raph Cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwolf004 View Post
    I have a new proposition - I did some research and really liked the Geophagus Balzanii and feel it's temperament may be best to co-exist with my shy Sev. I would also like to have a shoal of cories. How does the Sev, Geo, SD's, Coris, and Raph Cat sound?
    Balzanis will not work in your setup. They require the water temperature to drop to the below 62f for 3 months, otherwise they burn out and die after 2 years. The other fish that you have will not do well in temperatures that low.

    Also, any geo will compete with the cories for food. It's best to choose one or the other.

    Whenever nitrates hit 20ppm, do a 50% water change minimum. This can happen as often as every 3 days if stocked heavily.
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    Thanks for the advice, I didn't know that about that temperature change. Are there any Geo's that are compatible or they all require a different temp then my stock? Bolivian Rams was another option?

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    I think the SDs would cause bolivian rams to shy away, just like your severum. Sorry to say.
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    Thanks for the advice, I didn't know that about that temperature change. Are there any Geo's that are compatible or they all require a different temp then my stock? Bolivian Rams was another option?

    Bolivian rams are another good option, however, the SDs are ravenous and would prevent a lot of food from getting to the rams. If you didnt have SDs, jurupari eartheater is another good choice.

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