So i work at a fish store and when i saw that L181's were on the order list, my boss and I agreed that we NEEDED some. Our store received an order of around 25. I took 5 for myself and a good friend of mine alos took five.
After two days all of them had either sold or died. after 2 weeks 5/5 of my friend's are dead and 2/5 of mine are dead. It is possible that out of the original 25 my three are the only left alive.
I have 3 other speices of ancistrus in other tanks, but i've never had as much trouble with another species. Currently, they are in a 29 gal planted with a high flow (without CO2). ph - 7.0, ammonia/nitrites - 0, nitrates - 10. They get 3 different sections of cucumber/zuchinni sunk on a daily basis as well as some crushed algae wafers sporadically. Their tummys are starting to look a little bigger (they were pretty skinny), but i'm still worried.
Is this species usually pretty sensitive or did we just receive the fish in poor health