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post #1 of 14 Old 07-26-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
New tank...

I haven't been here in a while. I lost all the fish in my ten gallon tank to some form of fungus I think. I had a hard time telling and the stuff the man at the pet store recommended didn't help.

I now have a small three gallon tank with a tiny bristlnose pleco and two rosy danios. I really don't want to have any baby fish as my tank is so small and my mother is currently using my old tank. Unfortunately I can't tell my danios apart. Any ideas?

One seems to have really long elegant fins and tail and the other is more, well stubby for lack of a better word. Does that have anything to do with it? Please let me know. If need be I will give one to my mom to prevent them mating....if its not already too late.

Thanks in advance!!

Current Residents:
Unnamed pleco
Six Unnamed Male Guppies
One female Molly (black with white spots): Yang
Female juvenile Molly: Unnamed
Rubber Lip Pleco: Flubber

RIP: Ying (White molly with black spots), Molly Twins (fry), Pinky (Rosie Danio), Silver (male white molly), Frogger (aquatic frog named by my son)
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-26-2011, 06:40 PM
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Danio are egg layers, so even if they are a pair, they will readily eat the eggs (if the pleco doesn't first, they will devour eggs). If some fry should survive, they will likely get eaten. This is much different than it is with livebearers which give birth to live young that are much larger and often survive.

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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 youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #3 of 14 Old 07-26-2011, 07:18 PM
beware that the pleco will out grow that tank, and there most likely won't be babies

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #4 of 14 Old 07-26-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
The owner of the store that I bought the pleco from has assured me that it won't grow to more than a few inches but I plan on keeping an eye on its growth anyway.

Thanks for the quick replies. I'm glad I won't really have to worry about my tank getting over crowded. I don't plan on getting any more fish unless I get a bigger tank.

Current Residents:
Unnamed pleco
Six Unnamed Male Guppies
One female Molly (black with white spots): Yang
Female juvenile Molly: Unnamed
Rubber Lip Pleco: Flubber

RIP: Ying (White molly with black spots), Molly Twins (fry), Pinky (Rosie Danio), Silver (male white molly), Frogger (aquatic frog named by my son)
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-27-2011, 12:10 PM
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The owner of the store that I bought the pleco from has assured me that it won't grow to more than a few inches but I plan on keeping an eye on its growth anyway.

Thanks for the quick replies. I'm glad I won't really have to worry about my tank getting over crowded. I don't plan on getting any more fish unless I get a bigger tank.
Any chance you can find out the name of the pleco? Or perhaps post a clear photo?

Store people frequently say a fish won't grow big, but they are under the illusion of that old myth that a fish grows to the tank size. Potentially large fish grow, and if the tank is too small internal stunting occurs and the fish is prone to health problems and usually premature death. There are some small species pleco, like the Bristlenose, but many are 12-18 inches.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #6 of 14 Old 07-27-2011, 12:47 PM
which obviously wouldn't work

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-27-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
It is a bristlenose. I would post a picture just to be certain but my tank is cylindrical and all the pics I've tried to take of my fish have been distorted.

Thanks for the info.

Current Residents:
Unnamed pleco
Six Unnamed Male Guppies
One female Molly (black with white spots): Yang
Female juvenile Molly: Unnamed
Rubber Lip Pleco: Flubber

RIP: Ying (White molly with black spots), Molly Twins (fry), Pinky (Rosie Danio), Silver (male white molly), Frogger (aquatic frog named by my son)
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-27-2011, 08:08 PM
I still believe a full grown BN would be to big, maybe not size wise but excretement wise

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-27-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
I have been doing 50% water changes weekly and full cleanups every two to three weeks I don't want to lose more fish. I also have something called Bio-Clear. Its meant for a bigger tanks so I cut down the amount and only use it monthly

Current Residents:
Unnamed pleco
Six Unnamed Male Guppies
One female Molly (black with white spots): Yang
Female juvenile Molly: Unnamed
Rubber Lip Pleco: Flubber

RIP: Ying (White molly with black spots), Molly Twins (fry), Pinky (Rosie Danio), Silver (male white molly), Frogger (aquatic frog named by my son)
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-27-2011, 10:46 PM
I still believe it may be to big

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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