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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #1051 of 1118 Old 01-05-2013, 04:56 PM
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450ish gallons, it is the show aquarium in the reception of our quarantine center.
It has been established for almost 5 years.
Here is a link to my daughters Aquarium at home

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Shewbert! Those are spectacular Oscars!! The coloration is gorgeous.... and don't get me started on all the other inhabitants!!
Thank you for sharing. How many gallons?

200+ gal. coral display Aquarium

Yellow Tang, Flame Hawk, Chromis, Clown Fish, assorted damsel, Rabbit Fish Other invertebrates: Cleaner shrimp, chestnut cowrie, royal urchin, blue linka starfish, snails, black brittle star

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post #1052 of 1118 Old 01-05-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
Well, my last Bala died today. None of the blackskirts have died (and I cycled with them) and none of my Congos have died, but the balas just died one after the other.

Now my big decision is do I replace them, or do I go a different way.

Any suggestions for a large fish that can get along with ropefish, tetras, and plants?

Wish I had some idea what killed the balas.

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post #1053 of 1118 Old 01-06-2013, 05:23 AM
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Ah that's really crappy You figured out Any reason for it?

What about clowns?
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post #1054 of 1118 Old 01-06-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Ah that's really crappy You figured out Any reason for it?

What about clowns?
I was going to keep clowns with the balas. The day after I brought the clowns home, the store called to tell me theirs had the ick. Sure enough, mine did too. They all died. That's when the first two balas died.

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post #1055 of 1118 Old 01-06-2013, 08:06 AM
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Ahhh your really not having any luck with these fish are you!!! Such a shame as their both such great fish! I'd say don't give up on them!

Unless there's something else you really have your eye on? It's a Big tank so your not exactly short of options!
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post #1056 of 1118 Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 AM
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I agree with Nilet! Ich - and the treatment for Ich - is really stressful for fish. Add that to the stress of a recent move, it may have just been too much for them to handle. Really think about this one - if these are fish that you really want to keep (and it seems to me from some other posts that the Bala are), you may find yourself regretting not giving it another go sometime down the road when you're fully stocked. Of course, if you've had your 'fix' and have decided that these aren't the fish you hoped they'd be, well. . . there are plenty of fish in the proverbial sea, lol! Will the shop give you credit or replace those fish, since they know that they came to you from them with ich already? Worth asking, I'd think. . .
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post #1057 of 1118 Old 01-06-2013, 05:11 PM
I would make sure that there is no disease in your fish tank really check to see if there is any ich there and I would go with more Balas and even clowns if that's what you want
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post #1058 of 1118 Old 01-06-2013, 05:16 PM
My husband is bringing home my Siamese algae eaters I made him ask if they were sure that they were not the false ones and they told him they sent back 4 batches of them one batch didn't even resemble them the others were ones that were close
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post #1059 of 1118 Old 01-07-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
Ches, the clowns were awhile ago, and they gave me a full refund. I didn't even have to ask. I wasn't going to ask because they have a 5 day guarantee and it took them a week to die.

So today our car finally died. Getting it scrapped, can't afford a new one. So trips to the fish store will be few and far between. Cost $200 for the computer test to find out it was a write off, only getting $180 to sell it for scrap, lol.

Get back from the fish store, we've got water leaking in the basement, can't find from where. Not a fish tank, thank God.

Found a dead Rainbowfish, had them for a year, first time one of them died. What a day. Then my computer crashed.

Catfish was out and about for a change, got some video. Will post later.

The boy will be sad, no skiing this year. He doesn't understand why the car is gone. He's only 4. I feel horrible for him.

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post #1060 of 1118 Old 01-07-2013, 02:55 PM
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Oh man what a day Canadian! Sorry to hear about the car. My wife and I only have 2 vehicles. One's on its last leg. Actually its sitting in my driveway with a dead battery. The other one is our family vehicle and its starting to act up. So we are going to have to figure something out in the next couple of months about transportation. Anyways feel your pain as we don't have the money for a new one either. I am the only one in my household that works as my wife is a stay at home mom. It is hard to explain things to young kids and I hate having to explain things to my daughter that she doesn't understand. She is only 3. Though she has gotten better about it as I have had to have a couple of talks with her about why we can't get certain things or go certain places. She might pout for a little bit which makes me feel like a horses a.. but generally she moves on and is okay with it later on. Which still makes me feel like a horses a...!
Anwys hope things start getting better for y'all!!!

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