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post #51 of 218 Old 01-04-2007, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well I moved here almost 2 years ago. It's notorious for having less than ideal water. A lot of people don't drink the water(well not a lot per se, but it's not unheard of for some to refuse to drink it).
I'll keep testing the water of course, and keep my fingers crossed.
I should test my water though, regardless.
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post #52 of 218 Old 01-04-2007, 11:53 PM
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DO NOT GET A RED TAIL SHARK, THEY NEED LIKE 1000 GALLON TANKS!!!

Red tail sharks arent peacefull and they grow very very very big. Do not get these for a 29 gallon tank. I dont think a 29 gallon can fit any sharks....
I was positive you're referring to Red-tailed catfish, rather than Red-tailed black shark.:)
29 gallons is ok as long as there are lots of hiding places provided for it to stake a territory but I will warn you that with a labeo, it limits your choices of fish as they get quite aggressive.

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post #53 of 218 Old 01-05-2007, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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The danios are doing well and seem very active and healthy still.
Once everything is properly cycled, I'd like to add some bigger fish(bigger than danios, but not huge of course). I like neon tetras, but again they're pretty small.
What are some good compatible fish to add into a tank with danios, tetras and bottom dwellers? I prefer colorful fish, but of course am open to any and all suggestions and colored species. Also, how many tetras should I add? Do they do better in groups of odd or even numbers(5 opposed to 6 etc)?
Other than the tetras and danios, I'm curious about fish that don't need a school, and can do well either alone or as a pair of their own type.
Hope that made sense.
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post #54 of 218 Old 01-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Well platies are very hardy and colorful, plus they dont need to be in schools. It matters what tetra you want, some tetras need to be in schools of at least 8 while others only need to school in groups of 4. What tetra are you interested in
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post #55 of 218 Old 01-05-2007, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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As far as tetras, I like the neons. I still want to see what other tetras are out there and would work though.
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post #56 of 218 Old 01-05-2007, 05:09 PM
Neons are nice but they arent so hardy. They are very sensitive to water conditions so make sure you check their water occaisonally. They are also prone to neon tetra disease which is incurable.

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post #57 of 218 Old 01-05-2007, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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I originally thought about cardinal tetras, but someone here recommended going with the neons instead.
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Neons should be fine. Don't worry about NTD. It rarely occurs. As long as you maintain the tank well, you don't have to worry about diseases, etc.:)

Try lemon tetras, diamond tetras and beacon tetras. Nice fish.

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post #59 of 218 Old 01-05-2007, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I'll look into those types of tetras, Blue. Do you think they are better than the cardinal and neons? I just really find them pleasing to the eye, but I don't want to base everything solely on that.
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Neons should be fine. Don't worry about NTD. It rarely occurs. As long as you maintain the tank well, you don't have to worry about diseases, etc.:)

Try lemon tetras, diamond tetras and beacon tetras. Nice fish.
I lost 3 of my last 10 neons to NTD. They just have to be isloated IMMEDIATELY when you suspect they have it, and it won't spread. Not a big deal in a 99 cent schooling fish (sucks to be the fish, mind you).

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