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Inappropriate fish living together, HELP!!!
Old 09-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #11
 
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Kitten, I hate to get a crappy plastic tank just to toss them in temporarily, I would really prefer to re-home them permanently into a 20-30 gallon tank. I am hoping to find one with a decent stand too. I know I want a lot. lol
Inga, don't get plastic...cheese ball! Keep scouring craigslist. I have purchased all my tanks used from that site and have gotten GREAT bargains. You'll be able to p/u a 20 (w/ the works) for a good price.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #12
 
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or buy a tank that look like my baby room. they have them a little larger then mine for under a hundred =)
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:17 PM   #13
 
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On the bright side even if your guppies die, they are cheap and you can always buy more everytime your nephew comes over.




Um, just an idea... but 6 guppies would easily fit in a 10 gallon, which they have at my wal-mart for about $15-$20 bucks...

Calm down, friend...

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Old 09-09-2010, 05:31 PM   #14
 
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Um, just an idea... but 6 guppies would easily fit in a 10 gallon, which they have at my wal-mart for about $15-$20 bucks...

Calm down, friend...
But how long will they be alright in a 10? I think I will run out and get a 20-30 this weekend If I can't find on. If I get a chance. They are not that much and that way, I can get the Cory's I wanted too. I have to read a bit more about that. They should get along fine with Guppy's right? I think they are alright in a 20-30 too. I hope. I don't want to get 2 more tanks. lol Is there some secret to sending an e-mail to the users on craigslist? I never get responses. I like it when they leave a number so I can call them.

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Old 09-09-2010, 06:35 PM   #15
 
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Petco has their $1/gallon tank sale going until September 18th. I'm going to pick up a 20 long for an extra hospital/QT tank.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:53 PM   #16
 
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Corys and guppies are fine together. A way to easily catch small fish in a big tank is to feed them and while they are at the top munching away dip your net in and pull them out.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:05 PM   #17
 
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Petco has their $1/gallon tank sale going until September 18th. I'm going to pick up a 20 long for an extra hospital/QT tank.

Not to sound stupid but I assume that doesn't include tops and lights, right? I will have to look into that. I would like a 20 long, I think that would work nicely and I can fit a few Cory's in too. I will go look at Petco this weekend and see what I can come up with. Smooth large/medium gravel is alright for Cory's right? That is what I have and I don't want to run out and buy a bunch more right now.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:13 PM   #18
 
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I have large-ish smooth gravel in my 75-litre and the cories are fine with it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:13 AM   #19
 
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Not to sound stupid but I assume that doesn't include tops and lights, right?
Right, it is for just the tank.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:29 AM   #20
 
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I will go see what they have at Petco this weekend. I was really hoping to get one on craigslist at my leisure but this has bumped up the importance. The other option is re-homing my Tiger Barbs, which I don't really want to do because I enjoy them. They have however, really limited my fish choices. It seems every time I mention a type of fish I would like to get, the answer is always "can't because the Tiger Barbs are too nippy"

I think I must have some of the best behaved Tiger Barbs in the world because I have yet to see them be a problem with either my Gourami, My Platys or my newly acquired Guppies. They don't even bother my tiny little Otocinclus at all. Maybe I am being paranoid and shouldn't even worry about the fish. They all seem to get along great. It has been a few days now and they are all swimming together without issue.

If I did re-home my Tiger Barbs, I think I would also have to say Good-Bye to my Rainbow shark, then I could have quite the peaceful little tank. I just like my fish... Guess it will come down to what I can find in the way of tanks. My Gourami seems like the happy little mama swimming around with all her little Guppy, Platy, Barb and Oto babies. Not a bit of aggression from her thus far. Is it possible they could continue to live in peace together???
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