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Thread: New Inhabitants

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    So, last week I had a shipment come in from live aquaria that included 2 Freshwater Clams, 3 Dario Dario, 1 Longfin Zebra Danio, 3 Otocinclus Vestitus, and 1 Olive Nerita Snail. Here are some shots of the new inhabitants a week after being introduced to their new homes. (sorry about the cloudiness of the tank water, just completed weekly wc and haven't quite cleaned the outside glass yet )
    An Oto resting on an Amazon Sword leaf:

    Freshwater clam that was displaced during the WC and a Dario Dario:

    Clam and 2 Dario Dario:
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    And the clam reaching out to dig into the substrate:

    Olive Nerita:
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    Nice pics!
    I like the oto shot!
    The clams are nice too!
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    i rele like ur dario dario there, never saw one before, very nice!
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    a couple plants (trying out this live plant thing and RELE enjoying it)

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    Everything looks great! I love live aquaria! Everything seems soooo healthy that cames from there!

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    Great additions to your tank. Make sure to provide your otos with a supply of fresh veggies. Good luck with your tank.

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    I love the Amazonian Swordleaf!! And the shots of the clam are amazing. Lucky thing!
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    Very nice! I am considering dario dario myself. How are they so far?

    And the freshwater clams! About how large are they?

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    Thanks a lot for all the comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaethe
    Very nice! I am considering dario dario myself. How are they so far?

    And the freshwater clams! About how large are they?
    The dario dario is a beautiful fish. It's both relaxed and crazy at different times. They'll often just lay around on plants, the ground, or decorations. They're so extremely curios to the point where if I'm in the tank pruning the plants etc. they'll come near my hands to investigate. The only downside to caring for this fish is how finicky they are when it comes to food. I've seen them eating baby snails in the tank. They don't accept prepared foods as far as I can tell. I've brewed up some Brine Shrimp and they absolutely love them. So, basically if you can provide them with live food then I absolutely recommend them. They're very small fish only reaching about .85 inches. So, you can keep 5-7 in a 10g as long as you provide enough things to break the line of sight and whatnot. I've heard them called mini-cichlids because of their supposed aggression. Besides a little chasing every now and then though, they aren't bad.

    As far as the clams go, they're really interesting to keep as long as you don't mind only seeing a tiny portion of them The species I have will only reach about 2 inches and are good for filtering the water column. However, you have to feed them. I've been tossing in a Hikari Algae Wafer once every 2 days since I've gotten them occasionally tossing in a slice of Zucchini. Once they start to break down and get particles in the water column, you've effectively fed them.

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