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Old 08-24-2012, 04:37 AM   #11
 
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So I guess the leaf fish is the true danger to the tank. And "John0216" is the true danger to the Columbian Bull Shark Catfish!
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #12
 
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I agree with what other members have posted.

You may think all is well now, but i can assure you it is not. You simply cannot combine non-compatible fish in a small space without the fish being harmed by the stress all the issues mentioned do cause them.

To put it in another context which may make sense since many of us can relate more to dogs and cats: you can't put a vicious dog in a closed room with a cat and not expect trouble. And that is what has happened here in this aquarium. Some tough decisions will have to be made or the fish will suffer, as they already are. This is a fact of science, not just someone's opinion.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #13
 
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Byron makes a valid point which we do not much like hearing as aquarists: some of this information leaves the realm of opinion and is as close to "covering law" as you can get within the hobby. Some fish plain and simple cannot ever be made to work in the same tank with certain others or in a tank of a certain size or in solitude, apart from the company of their kind.

We want what we want, but considering the immensity of the water systems these animals left in order to pace about in the glass boxes we call fish tanks, we would do better to want the best for the fish, first and foremost. We would do better to work out a viable stocking plan in the first place, rather than working on other people, after the fact, to tell us things that we know, instinctively, will be bad, unworkable advice.

So my hope is that John will let us help him fix the problem, here, and quit resisting. I know you can ask another ten so-called experts and some of them may tell you what you want to hear. But whatever they tell you, seriously John, most of these fish are doomed. After the trouble starts, the people who tell you this is a good combination of fish will not have good advice to share. . .

Look around, John: this is a damned fine group of aquatic helpers you have here!
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:19 PM   #14
 
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Byron makes a valid point which we do not much like hearing as aquarists: some of this information leaves the realm of opinion and is as close to "covering law" as you can get within the hobby. Some fish plain and simple cannot ever be made to work in the same tank with certain others or in a tank of a certain size or in solitude, apart from the company of their kind.

We want what we want, but considering the immensity of the water systems these animals left in order to pace about in the glass boxes we call fish tanks, we would do better to want the best for the fish, first and foremost. We would do better to work out a viable stocking plan in the first place, rather than working on other people, after the fact, to tell us things that we know, instinctively, will be bad, unworkable advice.

So my hope is that John will let us help him fix the problem, here, and quit resisting. I know you can ask another ten so-called experts and some of them may tell you what you want to hear. But whatever they tell you, seriously John, most of these fish are doomed. After the trouble starts, the people who tell you this is a good combination of fish will not have good advice to share. . .

Look around, John: this is a damned fine group of aquatic helpers you have here!
You guys are a great help. but im just saying. i dont have the funds to rehome these fish or even talk to my brother about it. he is very hard headed and i told him but he says there fine. i said more than 6 people said something but hes still sticking with his idea of ok.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #15
 
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Well, at least the Columbian shark died, right? One less problem in the tank. I'm afraid the only way your brother will learn is by watching his fish die one by one. Some people don't listen to sound advice.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #16
 
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Re-homing fish requires no funds. You bag them up, take them back and if they are still in saleable shape, try to negotiate a trade for something that will work.

I am still confused as to why you said you spent "Good money" on these fish yet continue to claim you can't do anything with regard to this tank because it is your brother's.

Come clean about whose tank this is and who the heck's in charge of it. This is the stuff that makes me impatient: prevarication!

And feel free to take our advice or not, but as Olympia mentions, it won't be pretty going forward.

The Bala sharks WILL DIE. It makes much more sense to try to get something for them now, rather than wait to flush them.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #17
 
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well, at least the columbian shark died, right? one less problem in the tank. I'm afraid the only way your brother will learn is by watching his fish die one by one. Some people don't listen to sound advice.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #18
 
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I'm just going to step out and say-- we've done all we can, I think it's best not to go about this in an aggressive manner and back off for now. There's no need to continue this in such a manner, if John ever decides he wants to change things, he shouldn't be afraid to come back here and ask for advice again.

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #19
 
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That was darned diplomatic of you, olympia.

You get a gold star.
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