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post #11 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 04:14 PM
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Thanks Byron, I'll keep that in mind when I get more plants. So many pros and cons involved with fishkeeping!
Took some photos of the molly but can't currently find my USB cable to put them on here. I don't think he's going to make it to be honest, he's trying his best but keeps floating round onto his head and so on. I feel awful, the poor things live with me for just a couple of days and I kill them! The female balloon molly is flicking around onto the gravel/decor a bit now too, like the poorly male was doing yesterday :(
I'm almost certain this is the effect of the ammonia. At this stage you can't do more than what you now are, but be prepared to lose them; the internal damage which we can't assess is often significant. Many of us have gone through this, we learn from our mistakes. Don't give up. B.

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post #12 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Thanks :) I won't give up, I love the hobby too much! When I started in September I never thought I would have 3 tanks by now! This is the first real problem I've had, but I'm certainly learning from my mistakes.
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post #13 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 04:24 PM
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I'm sorry to hear all this. Some will make it others won't. You'll get there, don't give up and once your tank is all & truly cycled you can add a few more fish at one time to restock what you've lost now. Just don't get discouraged now, mistakes happen.

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post #14 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Thanks Angel, I read your post from a while back saying you felt like giving up, I'm glad you didn't! :)

Speaking of re-stocking, do you think these fish will be okay stocking wise once the tank is fully cycled: 5 white cloud mountain minnows, 5 golden mountain minnows, 6 guppies, 1 BN catfish and 2 mollies assuming they make it?

I am keeping all the guppy fry in my 64 litre along with my 2 cherry barbs which don't even seem to notice them! Then when they get big enough I plan to sell or give them away, I'm just interested to see what they turn out like!

Also I plan to put my 5 neon tetras in with my betta in the 30 litre tank once everyone is in the intended tanks.
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post #15 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 07:47 PM
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I think the numbers are fine in the 110 litre, I am more concerned over the 30 litre (7 US g). I had neons in with a betta many years ago now, and the neons began disappearing--into the betta. I haven't had bettas since, so it may have been the exception, but I'd be careful. B.

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post #16 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 07:53 PM
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Yea lol that 55g really tested my patience on just about any imaginable level in the tank world The tanks go to the people here who kept supporting me through rough time not to give up on it thou

The minnows & guppys are in the 110l right? Nothing wrong with the stock Was it my pers tank i'd upp the Minnows to 8-10 once the tank is safe, but that's it

Your 64l is super low stocked really with the 3 cherry alone - Amazing there's still people out there not borderline overstocking WOW. You could consider a group of cory's for it?

The 30l will work for the betta, the neon's i'd suggest at least 8.

Another thought/ idea...if your mollies aren't gonna make it: Put the Cherry's in the 110l. Put Betta & a larger school of neons (like 15-20) into the 64l and use the 30l for fry and/ or shrimp? Just a thought

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post #17 of 19 Old 01-04-2010, 10:33 PM
With that many fish, I'd be checking the water every morning and night, and doing water changes any time there is even traceable amounts of ammonia and/or nitrite. And maybe take extra care not to overfeed the fish to avoid too much waste.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum. And yay for your planted aquarium. I could never go un-planted now.

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post #18 of 19 Old 01-05-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Hmm my neons are very small! Anyone else had problems with neons and bettas? I did buy 7 neons but 2 died within the first two days (one had a damaged fin, the other looked to have been bitten by something at the LFS?!).
Yeah Angel the minnows, guppies etc will be in the 110l once I get it fully cycled. The golden mountain minnows are just a colour variant of the WCMM so all 10 do shoal together and keep displaying to one another etc.
ATM my 64l is very overstocked due to having to take the fish out of the 110l - I currently have all 10 minnows, 2 cherry barbs, 1 BN catfish, 5 neons and around 90 fry in there!! But once everyone moves into the 110l I will just be left with the fry. I like your idea of moving the fry into the 30l and putting the betta and neons into the 64l - I will definitely get more neons once everything is sorted, they are lovely little fish!
Thanks Stephanie! So glad I found this forum! I can't wait to get my 110l all planted up :)
The orange balloon molly was dead when I came down this morning, as I suspected. The other two look fine though! Only other thing that's happened is the betta somehow managed to jump out of the floating plastic breeding box and had a go at the guppies and ripped a couple of tails - I can't wait 'til everyone is living where they're supposed to be!
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post #19 of 19 Old 01-05-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
Another quick idea - when everything is sorted, would I be able to keep a couple of African Dwarf Frogs in the 64l with the betta and neons? Anyone got these frogs? What would be the best set up for them?
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