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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 #1071 of 1118 Old 01-14-2013, 11:54 PM
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He DID say that his computer crashed. Obviously he got it up and running, since he posted about it, but maybe it crashed AGAIN. . . and since his car is broken, he can't go get stuff to fix it right now? I really hope everything is okay!!! I'm getting worried!
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post #1072 of 1118 Old 01-14-2013, 11:59 PM
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Don't worry you guys! We all know how RL can get in the way sometimes. His computer might be down like you said. Or he has the flu and needs to be offline for a while *passes out happy thought hugs*
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post #1073 of 1118 Old 01-20-2013, 11:17 AM
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ditto on hoping he's ok. run of nasty luck there. Hey Canadian, we're rooting for you.

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post #1074 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 12:13 PM
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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.
just out of curiousity how small where the balas when you got them ?
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post #1075 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 12:32 PM
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It's weird not getting emails from when Canadian responds to his post.I hope all is ok with him and his family.
This thread got pretty popular in the last few month.Kinda miss it:(
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post #1076 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 12:53 PM
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oh yes canadian just an update on an old chat we had about my balas not touching plants she was measured at 7" last night and still isnt eating my plants my molly's wreck them but not my two bala's i am amazed that nowhere online does it state that they only eat plants when they get to a cirtain size

i got myself 4 java fern this morn to hold the mollys back a lil but still keeping respawning plants for my main tank to see how long it is before they shred plants maybe i feed them too well and they have no intrest in plants the flake food i mixed has lots of algee in it so it could be that
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post #1077 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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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. . .
chesh you hit the nail on the head there just reading back not been keeping on top of this post lately

i asked what size the bala's where because my friend had a very small baby go missing the only thing is his tank that would eat it even if it died is his clown loach and plec but his plec is mighty small and a doubtfull suspect try to get them at a bigger size also DO NOT add new fish 2 weeks either side of adding the bala's as bala's get extreamly stressed for some time after moving home and are very prone to infection of many kinds after they have settled in and like there home you would have a very hard time to kill them.

I hope this helps and hope you do try again and susceed with the bala's as they are truly one of the most facinating fish in the FW world
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post #1078 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 01:48 PM
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Wonder what's going on over there. . . still hoping everything is okay! I jumped when I saw this thread pop up, but still no sign of our fishy friend. *worries*
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post #1079 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 02:35 PM
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Ches I was like you I Jump when I say this thread back up. Just to find out still no Canadian. Hope everything is okay!
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post #1080 of 1118 Old 01-23-2013, 05:27 PM
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Ches I was like you I Jump when I say this thread back up. Just to find out still no Canadian. Hope everything is okay!
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+1 constantly on this one!
I then jump to last poster and am always disappointed
Id been here only a month when CF last posted and i already loved him.......come back!

Glad were keeping it going for him though.......only bad thing is we'll have to wait an extra few hours for posts whilst he catches up here! lol
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