Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

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Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

Post by zokirova » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:47 pm

Discovered I have one E with 5 PP, do E's need other E's, or is the E ok hanging with other PP? I know nothing about the difference!

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Re: Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:32 pm

It is recommended that you have at least 2 or 3 Ecuadorians, even though my E used to do fine..
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Re: Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

Post by zokirova » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 pm

Thanks. I just adopted one today, now if the other E would come out from wherever it went for the last week they could meet.
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Re: Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:04 pm

I always recommend keeping exotic species with another one of their kind, even if you say they appear to be happy. They will be fine without a species buddy, but it is generally and best recommended that you do keep at least two exotic species together :)

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Re: Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:30 pm

IMO it is more important that you have the space for them.
Es do not handle overcrowding as well as PPs do.

For Es to thrive without issues, I personally recommend the following for Es:
At least 10 gallons PER E,
10"-12" of substrate for Es
At least 2 proteins and lots of calcium choices for Es.

By following these protocols, I have never had issues with my Es. :)

It is recommended to have at least ONE species buddy for each species. :)
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Re: Discovered I have 1 Ecuadorian with 5 PP, Do E's need other E's?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:18 am

odelayheehoo wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:04 pm
I always recommend keeping exotic species with another one of their kind, even if you say they appear to be happy. They will be fine without a species buddy, but it is generally and best recommended that you do keep at least two exotic species together :)
I understand, I was just sharing my experience. If I were to add another E, my tank would have been overcrowded
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