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kubotai danger zone

Posted By: Jessica
Date: Monday, 7 June 2004, at 9:03 a.m.

These botias are definately more predatory than most. My dad has 3 i sent home with him for snail control in his 90g guppy tank. Today they were evicted to my home to bring my clan up to a grand total of 13. they took relish in hunting and eating any guppy that was 3/4inch and smaller. needless to say dad's tank was quite thinned out and those are the fattest kubotai i've seen. Espcially the alpha, i'll be interested to see how this effects the ranking in my tank.

in my own tanks i've a similar problem. I like cories, and somehow managed to get hooked on the pygmis, i have 2 small schools, one of habrosus and one of hastatus. I've watched the kubotai (in groups of 2-4) trail the cories, but they always seemed to lose interest. however I am now short 3 cories and 1 was a noticable remains. after a l