Ok, so first off, I live in New Brunswick, Canada. In my city, we have a few small pet stores, and when they label fish, it is half heartedly. I currently have two 48gal tanks, a 55gal, and a bunch of smaller ones from 10gal-20gal for housing smaller ones and single small fish for display or decoration.
My fav tank is my 48gal that we use as a headboard. It is supported by cinderblocks, and is behing our bed. In this, we had a med. size green Severum
, a gold Severum
, 2 kribs, 6 tiger barbs, 4 giant danios, a rope fish, an EBJ (electro blue johana according to the pet store, but like I said their labelling sucks) and some others, I cannot remember. We had to change the water, so we moved the fish into several smaller tanks to hold them while we did this. That was fine. The next day, my neice came over, jumped on my bed, and threw my cat in the tank! all i hear from the living room is "swim with the fishies kitty, swim SWIM!!" so yeah, and then in trying to get the cat out, she dropped in her icecream...so I felt I had to change the water again, not knowing what could have contaminated it.
So needless to say, my tank got Ick. Well, my bf bought a new type of ick cure, and it is concentrated, unlike the stuff we normally got that was "watered down" I guess. He unfortunately did not read the dosage, and gave what he did with the old stuff. We pretty much instantly lost all our fish...except two giant danios
We are starting to build up the tank again. We have a rope fish that is about 13 inches, another green Severum
(about 5 inches in length, cant wait til he gets bigger) a pleco, a blue acara, and he is picking up some more danios and a couple firemouths tonight...
We have never had a problem with agression, but I still fear it will happen. Does anyone see a problem with adding those new few?
Again, I am new to this, and have been following the instructions of my crappy local pet store....and for all I know they could be lying to me to get a sale...thanks for any advice!