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post #21 of 32 Old 03-12-2011, 10:27 AM
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ok guys I got some wood and my java fern looks good though I think my puffer is snacking on it from time to time until she realizes it tastes horrible XD But I just got a small spike in my nitrites and I don't know what to do >> should I do a water change and see what happens? USually the Nitrites are at zero but right now they are at 0.25 and my ammonia is at 0 and my nitrates are now at 80 ppm. The nitrates aren't going down with water changes so I'm gonna test my water again and see if I got a false reading the first time. Also my tank is now cloudy again after being clear is that because of the nitrites?
Is this the 25g tank, with the fish listed under your signature? If those are getting large, that is quite a load in a 25g tank. This is probably part of the problem.

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post #22 of 32 Old 03-12-2011, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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My GSP is still 1.5 inches and is getting a new home but I can see how the others would cause a problem ._. I am probably getting rid of my pleco and getting a small bristlenose albino soon, because she is just getting to big T.T though I love her my rainbows are around full grown at 3-4 inches and my guppies all clock in at 1- 1.5 inches but first I need aquarium salt before I get rid of my pleco because the tank is infected with Ich

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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My GSP is still 1.5 inches and is getting a new home but I can see how the others would cause a problem ._. I am probably getting rid of my pleco and getting a small bristlenose albino soon, because she is just getting to big T.T though I love her my rainbows are around full grown at 3-4 inches and my guppies all clock in at 1- 1.5 inches but first I need aquarium salt before I get rid of my pleco because the tank is infected with Ich
I would not use salt with a pleco in the tank, not at the level mneeded to combat ich. One of the preparations would be best, I have managed to cure a very bad case of ich with Coppersafe, and with very delicate fish in the tank I lost nothing. Much preferable.

I agree, the common pleco will attain more than a foot (if it has sufficient space to grow healthily). BN remain smaller, around 4 inches. Check our profile for info on the Bristlenose.

Rainbows are shoaling fish, and should be in a group of 5-6. Check their profile too, the info for the three we have listed so far applies in this matter.

Byron.

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I guess I should rehome the rainbows then too ._. as I don't have a big enough aquarium for the whole lot of them >> darn petco for lying to me, I will be getting more guppies probably to finish my school after I have rehomed everyone XD and then I will be doing who knows what to finish off the rest of my tank <.< hopefully I will only get smaller fish and won't go over my tank's capacity

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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I guess I should rehome the rainbows then too ._. as I don't have a big enough aquarium for the whole lot of them >> darn petco for lying to me, I will be getting more guppies probably to finish my school after I have rehomed everyone XD and then I will be doing who knows what to finish off the rest of my tank <.< hopefully I will only get smaller fish and won't go over my tank's capacity
We've all learned the hard way. Research any fish before acquiring it. Most of the regularly-available fish are in our profiles. When I think of the number of fish I lost back when I started--there were no computers, no forums, just the department store staff who knew little about fish. Some things are better now, to be sure.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #26 of 32 Old 03-13-2011, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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XD yeah I am thinking about getting some platies, I saw some really cute panda ones, they need a bunch of the same kind right? I can't mix sunburst and Panda and expect them to school in other words

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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XD yeah I am thinking about getting some platies, I saw some really cute panda ones, they need a bunch of the same kind right? I can't mix sunburst and Panda and expect them to school in other words
I don't think species matter so much with most livebearers. It is the fishes in characidae, cyprinidae, etc. that are "shoaling" fish that need groups for various reasons.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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post #28 of 32 Old 03-13-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ah ok ^^ yay I can have some pretty colors then

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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Ah ok ^^ yay I can have some pretty colors then
Just a reminder in case...with livebearers having male/female within any platy varieties will result in spawning and regular batches of dozens of fry. Many will survive, and this becomes a bioload issue easily. Having all males or all females (provided the females have not been impregnated at some point since they can produce fry many times following) may avoid this.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #30 of 32 Old 03-13-2011, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I have all male guppies so I will probably get all male platies

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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