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post #11 of 15 Old 10-22-2009, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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yeah i was just sayng for after trying to plan ahead i really want something that makes people say WOW

my current collection <3

in my 5.5 gallon tank

1 orange glo fish- blinky
1 red glo fish- pinky
3 neon tetras- clyde, harry, & lloyd
2 cory cat- humphrey, & corey
2 black tetras- the brothers grimm

in my 2.5 gallon

1 beta- alpha or as my roommate refers to him... master

hoping to get...
maybe a
frog
snail
puffer

any ideas???
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-22-2009, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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no i was saying the 5.5 gallon what else is bigger that i can put in there ? and im going to take the column thing out for maybe another plant is that a good idea or no

my current collection <3

in my 5.5 gallon tank

1 orange glo fish- blinky
1 red glo fish- pinky
3 neon tetras- clyde, harry, & lloyd
2 cory cat- humphrey, & corey
2 black tetras- the brothers grimm

in my 2.5 gallon

1 beta- alpha or as my roommate refers to him... master

hoping to get...
maybe a
frog
snail
puffer

any ideas???
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post #13 of 15 Old 10-22-2009, 04:22 PM
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the column thing will be fine in there, when you do your w/c just rinse it off every time.
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-24-2009, 03:44 AM
dwarf puffers are best kept alone, if you keep one, it will eventually be alone anyway, since their territorial tendencies will eventually kill the other tank inhabitants. Snails are perfect for smaller tanks, an apple snail the size of a golf ball would be a decent centerpiece. Stay away from frogs, most need special care in terms of tank conditions and food. A live plant in your tank will help offset the large bioload your inhabitants have currently.

Also, did you cycle your tank prior to adding your fish? The cloudy water is usually a sign that the tank wasn't cycled and the cloudyness is a sign of a bacteria bloom because your water has a large amount of ammonia in it. The ammonia often stresses fish, especially fish like neon tetras to the point where they will perish.

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post #15 of 15 Old 10-24-2009, 09:33 AM
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I'm glad someone pointed out cycling. As I was reading through the thread I was guessing that the tank was never cycled which is the reason for the fish deaths and cloudy water. This is a great link on cycling:

http://redirectingat.com/?id=401X645...php%3Ft%3D3738

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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