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7 years 2 weeks ago #1258 by Kevin Mar­shall
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Hi Sis­si­more

Thank you for shar­ing your obser­va­tion I am sure that you are not alone in keep­ing and enjoy­ing your Paros in mixed com­mu­ni­ties. I think that what you have observed is very inter­est­ing and has merit on this web­site and that you should be encour­aged to con­tinue keep­ing them in what ever way gives you plea­sure.

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7 years 2 weeks ago 7 years 2 weeks ago #1259 by Sis­si­mor
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Thank you Helene and Kevin… I will stay on, just to keep learn­ing, but prob­a­bly not post again…

I don’t under­stant why it is so wrong to keep them with corys. The paros fol­low them as they plow through the sub­strate, and snatch good­ies the corys find. The paros live in caves a lit­tle over the ground, and the corys don’t inter­rupt them. It seems to be a god har­mony… :unsure:

Corys are my main love, so if this is so bad, I would have to lose the paros. But I don’t know of any­body who would care for them the way you demand…
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7 years 2 weeks ago #1260 by Kevin Mar­shall
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sis­si­mor If you need any help and feel you can­not post you can con­tact me via facebook
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7 years 2 weeks ago #1261 by Peter Finke
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A forum is a means for exchang­ing infor­ma­tion and opin­ion. In my case it was an opin­ion. I did not intend to offend any­body. But if I did that with Sis­si­more with­out inten­tion, I beg him par­don. Maybe, I read the word of “keep­ing fish” too lit­er­ally in his case. I should be happy see­ing him write here again.

But we should fol­low the prin­ci­ple of express­ing our opin­ion clearly. I have a crit­i­cal opin­ion in respect to aquar­is­tics: a won­der­ful hobby, an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity to watch and learn, but at the same time a great busi­ness with ambiva­lent aspects, too. That refers mainly to the role of the hobby indus­try, but partly to com­mon men­tal­i­ties, too. If you inves­ti­gate empir­i­cally into the motives and prac­tices of the aquar­ists (and I did some years ago at the uni­ver­sity), the over­whelm­ing major­ity of them are buy­ers and con­sumers of prod­ucts with­out much knowl­edge about the back­grounds. They keep fish for fun.

I am not against that, but I am some­what relieved that — with some excep­tions — heav­ily threat­ened fish are not to be pur­chased in the pet shops. Here, in our Parosphromenus-​project, we fol­low much more spe­cial aims and all who log-​in here are cer­tainly aware of the prob­lems. At least I am fully aware of that, but I am grate­ful that we can express very dif­fer­ent thoughts on our sub­ject mat­ters and dis­cuss it. The medium is not very con­ve­ni­ant for dif­fer­en­ti­ated argu­men­taion. All must be expressed rather shortly, with a few words only. This gen­er­ates mis­un­der­stand­ings, but it opens the way for dis­cus­sion. And that’s good, isn’t it?

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7 years 2 weeks ago 7 years 2 weeks ago #1263 by helene
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Sis­si­mor — glad to hear that.
With coryes, — some­how I just thought that it was a very dif­fer­ent type of tank they would need, it just seemed a strange com­pan­ion to me :).. but I am also not say­ing that you must not, or can­not.
Arent there very dif­fer­ent needs, in terms of water­move­ment, space, sandy bot­toms and what about food, — can they com­pete with each other and so on ? And I guess I also thought coryes have quite a dif­fer­ent tem­pera­ment from paros ?
Nor­mally I use to keep species from dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents, or habi­tats apart — just because thats my per­sonal pref­er­ence. In nature you find paros liv­ing in same biotope with a num­ber of other fish, so of course they can also thrive with that.
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7 years 2 weeks ago #1266 by bart­ian
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Your water seems right for linkei. Some­one I know even bred them in sim­i­lar pH.

Corys nor­mally don’t eat fish fry, so per­haps they even make good com­pany for paros, as long as the water para­me­ters are kept in mind.
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