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post #11 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 07:32 PM
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Ok, I think first could you tell us what Your aquarium is equipped with? What type of substrate do you have? What color is it? What kind of filter do you have? What type of filtration does it use? Do you want to plant the aquarium with live plants? What type of decorations do you have in the aquarium?

I get along better with my fish, than most people.
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post #12 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 07:51 PM
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I think OP has added too many fish to his aquarium already.

plus this is not a cycled tank yet -- i'm worried about the fish!


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #13 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 08:06 PM
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This is basically a duplicate of another thread in the Tropical Fish section so I have merged the two.

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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 #14 of 18 Old 01-15-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have seen there are a few questions, not sure if they are for my thread. I have blue rocks, moderately artificial planted, aqueon filter 30, Decorations consist of roman colliseum, rock cave. There are many hiding spots in this tank 36 gallon tank. Very unsatisfied with the red minor tetras. They all bully eachother and their fins are becoming smaller each day. They do not bother the glofish still. I want to add more fish but I want to solve this problem first.
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post #15 of 18 Old 01-15-2012, 05:43 PM
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I have seen there are a few questions, not sure if they are for my thread. I have blue rocks, moderately artificial planted, aqueon filter 30, Decorations consist of roman colliseum, rock cave. There are many hiding spots in this tank 36 gallon tank. Very unsatisfied with the red minor tetras. They all bully eachother and their fins are becoming smaller each day. They do not bother the glofish still. I want to add more fish but I want to solve this problem first.
Under the specific circumstances here, the only way to solve the Red Minor problem is to remove all of them. A group of 8-12 on their own in this 36g tank is the minimum, and there is no guarantee this will keep them relatively "nice" to each other; but as soon as other fish are added, the tank space is decreased (to the fish) and trouble will ensue.

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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 #16 of 18 Old 01-15-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Just got home from the petsmart. I purchased two Honey Sunset Gouramis. I am going to take the advice I am gettting here because as soon as I added the Gourami the red minors were all over them. I have removed the three fin nipper tetras and kept the docile red minor. Now I have I red minor, four glofish, 2 honey sunset, and an otocinclus that I also purchased today. The tank was immediately more peaceful after the three tetras were removed. I am going to return them to the store now. Thanks for the help, I have alot to learn because I want to build on this tank.
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post #17 of 18 Old 01-25-2012, 01:15 PM
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return all 4 red minor, . and get something different all together!

I think keeping the one is going to be asking for trouble. There are many gorgeous and typically not nippy tetras out there.

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post #18 of 18 Old 01-27-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice. I bought three black phantom tetra to replace the three serpea tetra. They are much more peaceful and the the little long find red minor is schooling with the phantom tetra. Now with 2 gouramis, 4 tetra, 4 glofish, and 2 otocinclus my new tank is almost complete. Looking for the last suitable addition currently.
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