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Re: rubber caves

Jason writes:

> Has anyone had any experience with rubber flower pots as caves?  I
>  have two in a ten gal. miscellaneous apisto tank.  My two apisto in the
>  tank are missing pieces of fins and am wondering if there is something
>  toxic leaching from the rubber.  Other fish in the tank include a
>  bristle nose pleco, and a pair of flagfish (new).  The pleco might be
>  getting the apistos in the night, but this is only tank in which this
>  missing fins occurs.

The pleco might, depending on the species, but I would be suspect of the
flagfish first.  You can move the other fish out one species at a time and see
if the problem alleviates itself.

Bob Dixon

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