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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 #851 of 1118 Old 12-04-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Well, so far the Amazon Puffers are getting along great with the Red Tailed Shark. Maybe that will change as the RTS ages. We actually see him more now than we used to. When he was alone in the tank he would just hang out under the driftwood all day.

At feeding time, he stays out of the Puffers way, not the other way around. He gets whatever scraps they miss. The Puffers are fond of attacking the same bloodworm at the same time, literally bumping heads with each other as they go for it. The RTS wants none of that.

One of my pea puffers is eating very well. The other two are eating, but not regular enough for my liking. I still haven't grabbed any live white worms.

I never did find the small Spotted Raphael that I put in the Silver Dollar tank with the Chocolate and Banjo cats. Now that I see how well the big one hides, it really doesn't surprise me that I can't find the small one.

Everyone in the 220 seems content and completely over the ick and subsequent treatment. I really like the look of all the new plants, and I no longer think it is the tank of death.

How long should I wait before starting to add fish to the 220 again? Hopefully my LFS gets in some small Balas so I can replace the ones who died.

Not sure what kind of bottom feeders to get now. Turned off the clown loaches a little, lol.
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post #852 of 1118 Old 12-05-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Last night one of my small Banjo catfish was hanging out on the water intake of my filter. I thought at first he might be dead or stuck. But then as I watched he moved around to a different spot on the intake. Usually these guys Just find a spot on the bottom of the tank and don't move around often.

This morning, he is still on the intake, but on the other side. He is not wrapped around it, he doesn't appear to be in any kind of distress.

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post #853 of 1118 Old 12-05-2012, 11:50 AM
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I don't know much about these guys, but I hope he's okay!
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post #854 of 1118 Old 12-05-2012, 02:25 PM
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He's probably ok. I have had plecos, ottos, use them as a 'kinda' hiding spot. They use the tube itself to provide cover.
As for adding more fish, do it slow. Add only a couple or so at a time. This gives the tank time to adjust.

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post #855 of 1118 Old 12-06-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
Well, the Banjo Catfish is dead, sadly. They don't move around much, unlike the Raphaels, so I wonder if maybe he starved to death.

Shame, I like them, they're highly visible, they don't hide like other cats, they just pick a spot and hang out all day, and they are really cool looking. Hopefully the other one makes it.

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post #856 of 1118 Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 AM
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Sorry for your loss. We all hope the other one does better.

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post #857 of 1118 Old 12-06-2012, 10:36 AM
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I'm sorry, hon. . .
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post #858 of 1118 Old 12-06-2012, 11:17 AM
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I'm so sorry you lost your baby hun! It's so sad when we loose one of our babies.

How are the RTS and puffers doing? I wouldd love to see a pic of them.
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post #859 of 1118 Old 12-06-2012, 11:19 AM
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am so sorry Canadien.

is this the one that was hanging out by the water intake?

sometimes we can do everything right and it just does not work out. and the nature of things are such that sometimes we never know what happened.

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post #860 of 1118 Old 12-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Sorry for your loss my one clown loach that never grew is dying he will probably be gone when I come home from work I moved him to the other tank before I left for work I had treated for internal bacterial but not parasites
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