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Any safe ways to test dithers?

Discussion in 'General Fish Talk' started by captmicha, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. captmicha

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    Just thought I'd ask, is there any safe-ish way to test dithers to see if they'd likely not be killed? Besides having a lot of cover in your tank.
     
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    I've never thought to test them. I usually try to pick things that won't fit in the mouth of whatever I'm putting them with.
     
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    I haven't found a real good way to do any "testing" either, but like Becca, try to pick fish that don't look bit sized. I learned the hard way that things that look like food usually will be considered food, especially for New World cichlids. I can remember years ago when I added a group of koi swordtails to a tank, only to have 2 of them immediately eaten and the other 4 being chased relentlessly. And since I had added them to a 180 gallon tank, there was no chance I was going to be able to fish them out before they were consumed. Lesson learned....

    Now, I tend to stick with high bodied fish with my New Worlds (i.e. silver dollars) or smaller cichlids as dithers.
     
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