12-28-2010, 01:57 AM
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The tank is a 20 gallon long tank with an AquaClear 50 (foam, biomax, carbon, ammonia remover) and a 100 watt Hagen Elite heater. I treated the tank with API Stress Coat+. . .the guy at the pet shop told me all I had to do was add this to the water (according to the directions) and it would be fine. I added the stress coat then let everything run for a few days before I added the fish. The temp is 78-79 degrees and the pH is at 7.6. . . .there are two Bolivian Rams and 4 tiger barbs in the tank. Sorry for the bad pics guys, took them on an Iphone, i'll try to take some better pics. One Ram is always swimming around the other spends a lot of time under that little rock bridge but when it does come out (which has been much more often lately) it swims right next to the other one. Sometimes they lip lock but mostly it looks like they nip each others body, they never seem to nip fins. It doesn't look harmful, the fish being nipped just turns the other way way and then they start swimming together again. The are especially active when I feed them. The guy at the pet shop told me to buy some flakes and that they'll eat it, the tiger barbs AND the rams. The thing is when I drop in some flakes the tiger barbs race to the top to eat and the rams just seem to get whatever floats down to the bottom. What sort of sinking food should I get for the rams since they don't seem to like coming to the top to eat? Also just one more thing, what can I get (snail/shrimp) that will help in keeping the tank clean?
Here are some more pics guys . . .
Last edited by Big Raj; 12-28-2010 at 02:17 AM..
Reason: added pics