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Old 02-19-2012, 09:13 AM   #11
 
And the pic of the Ricky and Lucy is from a while ago, So they still have their tails.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
 
also you can easily see Spike, (My Plecco) in the front of the full aquarium pic, He likes to be where is tail is bent laying on the gravel. So you cannot see his fulllength.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #13
 
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So your answer is just to return everything. No my Pleco is just fine I have a 60 Gallon Tank and yes he is about 7 inches long. He is very docile, as he moves around the tank, but he doesnt move around alot, he is quite lazy from the day we got him. The woman I bought him from had a 75 gallon and said the same thing, he has always been lazy, so I bought a small albino Plecco also. So the tank actually gets clean. Next The tetras. I bought 4 at first because that is what they said, two ganged up picked on the other two till they died. Now they are happy as a lark together, side by side, and don't bother anyone else, So no I wont be putting any more in.-more on that in a second. My Upside down catfish is the same, we had two, and they stayed apart from each other. And we lost the second one to a case of Ick, when I brought in yet two more tetras to get more for them to be a "clan" again. So I wiped out half my tank trying for that, plus the two were ganging up on the new two the whole time. So they are fine in twos. I believe it is a corey as the person told me in the store, no I have not been able to find a picture of him. I call him Arnold (for the actor) because his head and everything are so muscled looking and he is a bottom feeder and cleanes to gravel, all over the tank all by his lonesome.
So if my attachments load, you can see the neon fish, Arnold, , my orange and blue/silver Fantail,- (Ricky and Lucy) also the yellow with black spots one.
I don't want you to returned everything, just inlarge your numbers, because thess are schooling fish. Being around others makes them feel safe. This is their nature, not my opinion. The pleco may be nice, but STILL has to go, because of his bioload and his adult size. The other pleco may be a common aswell( different color form) A pic would help. I'm just trying to help you out and make your fish more comfortable. I.D= Neon Fish= Glo-fish( color form of Zebra Danio) they should be kept in school of 8+. Here's the corie: Pepper Cory And Common Pleco. These proflies are writtien by Bryon the most knowable person on the forum, soo this are correct in what they say. I can't speak of the tetra, because I'm not sure of kind it is. Can you post a pic?

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #14
 
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The pleco may be nice, but STILL has to go, because of his bioload and his adult size. The other pleco may be a common aswell( different color form) A pic would help.

What is Bioload? and why would the other Plecco be fine but the bigger one isnt. I have had him for a yr, and he is fine.

Here is a pic of my Albino Plecco he is small. Also my Tetras. Like I said they pick on any other tetras I put in there. They would have killed the other ones if the ick wouldn't have. So that would have made four they have picked on. They are side by side all day, have no problems with each other but hate other Tetras. So I think I know my fish, they don't have to be in larger numbers.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #15
 
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What is Bioload? and why would the other Plecco be fine but the bigger one isnt. I have had him for a yr, and he is fine.

Here is a pic of my Albino Plecco he is small. Also my Tetras. Like I said they pick on any other tetras I put in there. They would have killed the other ones if the ick wouldn't have. So that would have made four they have picked on. They are side by side all day, have no problems with each other but hate other Tetras. So I think I know my fish, they don't have to be in larger numbers.
I see the problem, those aren't tetras at all. They're Rosy Barb, the aggression is problemly because there is not enough. How many do you have? They do best in schools of six, even peaceful fish will become aggressive if there is too little of them. The pleco looks to be a Bristlenose Pleco which be fine. A bioload is the amount of waste a fish produces and for a common pleco this would be high. This can cause problems with water quality and so fourth. Click shaded names to vist proflie.

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
 
I check the Ph and everything in a test tube kit I got every few days. Every level is exactly where it is suppose to be, and he has (my Large Pleco) been in there for over a yr, I also have an amazing filtration system, (I spent the big bucks on that)

As for the "rosy barb" like I said if I put any more in there to make them bigger numbers they kill them. They like each other, and leave everyone else alone so I will leave them be. I am not buying more of them just for them to terrorize them and kill them, like they have done before.

I do really appreciate all of your advice. I took T-rex back yesterday.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #17
 
I am really happy I found this site, and I will continue to come here to learn. I know realize that I cannot trust even the nicest, seemingly knowledgable people to tell me what is what. Thank you everyone for being so helpful!
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