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Old 06-20-2008, 01:09 PM   #11
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Local fish stores are not exactly the best examples of fish care. Their fish are housed on a temporary basis so their tanks arent' meant to hold the fish for any substantial length of time.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #12

Hey, fat fish need lovin' too you know!

Maths - pressure = force / area ;)
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:29 PM   #13
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If you keep the tank the way it is, the goldfish, pleco, and 3 sharks will be severly stunted. This means their outsides stop growing because there isn't enough room, but their insides(organs, etc) keep growing. This shortens their life span considerably and is very painful for the fish.

Think about it. Would you like to be kept in a box barely larger than you? You wouldn't get any bigger and your insides would damaged. Why should the fish have to go through this torture?

If the sharks keep growing, they will eat your smaller fish. I suggest returning the goldies, pleco, and shark and just having a nice community tank. You don't want to cruel to these fish, do you?
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:25 AM   #14

Thanks for the advice mate but lookin' at your sig...

"My 30 G FW Tank
6 Serpae Tetras
1 Swordtail "

I can see why you've made that earth shattering suggestion to me. You have what approx 120L tank with 6 tiny tetras and 1 sword tail? Unless your running some sort of tiny internally filter you are DANGEROUSLY understocked! You need to rush down to the LFS and start specing up on potential new purchases both those fish you have get bored to death looking at their own faces. Its like your running a bed n breakfast while I'm operating a hotel - sooner or later you'll lose out to one of the big corporations!

I think my tank is doing well, if you look at the stock I've got they all live at different levels of tank e.g. TOP MIDDLE N BOTTOM.

Danios = top of tank and NEVER go below that (sounds nervous I know, right?)

Goldies = middle of tank, occassionally cruise to the top/bottom for food but well they are plumpers after all.

Sharks = cruising at the bottom like a submarine. These fish are the most NERVOUS fish you'll ever come across. I think the tetras would just laugh at them if you mentioned being eaten.

Plec = Likes to watch from the glass. Definetly a WATCHER if he was human.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:29 PM   #15
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Mra, I am still cycling my tank. You can't get all the fish you want one day and hope it works. The 30 G was set up only a few days ago.

There is no such thing as being dangerously understocked. My fish aren't "bored", they are quite happy. They are not overcrowded, like your tank. Don't be suprised if your smaller fish dissapear one of these days.

BTW, you are a very arrogant person. Just make sure you realize you are not always right.
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