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post #11 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 01:31 AM
How about 3 bala sharks, 5 tiger barbs and 1 African featherfin catfish? I've always wanted angelfish , I found some platinum angels today but not sure if the tigers would stress them . They are in a 55 gallon tank

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post #12 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 08:17 AM
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How about 3 bala sharks, 5 tiger barbs and 1 African featherfin catfish? I've always wanted angelfish , I found some platinum angels today but not sure if the tigers would stress them . They are in a 55 gallon tank
You may want to start your own thread so that advice given to you is not complicating Truman's own questions and thread.

That being said - the 55 gallon is woefully inadequate for three bala sharks and the tiger barbs would have a field day with your angel's fins.
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post #13 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 08:34 AM
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Watch out for the little tetras! Angels don't stay small. I have a feeling that in a tank with mature angels black neons would not fare well. Tiger barbs would also be a mess. The angelfish wouldn't stand a chance.
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post #14 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 11:08 AM
Yeah the guy at the store told me the balas would be fine in the 55 gallon but after further research found he was wrong I have arranged for them to go to a new home already, the guy that gave me the wrong info was a dog trainer and knows absolutely nothing about fish. I was afraid of the tigers bugging the angels so I figured I'd do some research and find out first. I'm fairly new to this so figured I'd just ask. Thanks
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Yeah the guy at the store told me the balas would be fine in the 55 gallon but after further research found he was wrong I have arranged for them to go to a new home already, the guy that gave me the wrong info was a dog trainer and knows absolutely nothing about fish. I was afraid of the tigers bugging the angels so I figured I'd do some research and find out first. I'm fairly new to this so figured I'd just ask. Thanks
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Ask, don't hesitate to ask. Many of us here want you to be successful, and we will offer any advice we can to that end. We also care deeply about fish and want yours to be healthy and happy, like ours are.

I think others have give you the best advice, so I've nothing to add. Except that it is best as Ziva suggested to post new questions in a new thread. You usually will get more responses when it is not hidden in an existing thread.

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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 #16 of 20 Old 06-26-2013, 12:01 PM
I found this forum after I got the balas but I will do that thanks
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post #17 of 20 Old 07-01-2013, 06:42 AM
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Hell Truman,
I keep (4)angel fish and (3)pearl groumis * with (3)giant danios * in a 40 or 50 gal aquarium without live plants and have not observed any inter species aggression at all even though most will say the species would have problems together. I should note that all fish were purchased and raised together in the same tank. When the water critters came to live with me they were very small angelfish about the size of a dime, pearls the size of quarters. The angels of course have intra species aggression maintaining the shoal and when one species becomes amours the other species also go horndog on me. Itís a lot of work to stop reproduction.

I donít monitor water prams and the ph about a year ago was ok in the 7ís and I checked ammonia about six months ago and the reading was 0pmm

*The fish profiles are so screwy I canít check the spelling because I donít know the scientific name to look it up. Thanks for updating the fish profiles from usable to I have to go somewhere else to find out about the needs of my fish because I donít know or wish to know a fishís scientific name.

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*The fish profiles are so screwy I can’t check the spelling because I don’t know the scientific name to look it up. Thanks for updating the fish profiles from usable to I have to go somewhere else to find out about the needs of my fish because I don’t know or wish to know a fish’s scientific name.
There are ways to seartch by common name, for those fish that have a common name (not all do). If you know the gourami are anabantids (and you should), run the cursor down the list of species threads and it will highlight the common name(s). Another method is to use the Advanced Search function, type in "gourami" and confine the search to the anabantids, or the freshwater profiles if you didn't know anabantids, and it will list every profile with "gourami" in it. It is pretty easy to find fish this way.

All sites that have relevant data use scientific names. It would be nice to have common names as easily as we did previously, I agree, but that is not possible with our software and I can't do anything about that. There has to be an orderly classification of the fish profiles, and doing it alphabetically by scientific name is the only method that is workable and it makes sense. For more explanation, check my response in this thread on the topic:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/t...iendly-215850/

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post #19 of 20 Old 07-02-2013, 06:49 AM
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I think you are right that I could have searched the site as you pointed out but that is adding more work to get the information. I donít understand why you all desire to make everything more complicated. I read your source code and have to say you all are not using all the possible features of XHTML 1.0. why not use java scriptís mouseover to render both an image of the critter and provide the common name on a mouse roll over of the scientific name?? your admin or web developer can do it in a few minutes. Of course you could use css3 which is supported by most new browsers to bring common name visible on mouse over and then fade it to keep current rendering. There are many options besides searching which provides the page stickiness and increased usability.

I have thoughts about the form design of fish profiles but I am sure you are not interested due to concept ownership.

Have you considered developing a slide show for new members who are new to the hobby explaining such notions as cycling, water changes, stocking ect. it might be better than a new forum that separates them from other more knowledgeable folks like yourself.
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I think you are right that I could have searched the site as you pointed out but that is adding more work to get the information. I donít understand why you all desire to make everything more complicated. I read your source code and have to say you all are not using all the possible features of XHTML 1.0. why not use java scriptís mouseover to render both an image of the critter and provide the common name on a mouse roll over of the scientific name?? your admin or web developer can do it in a few minutes. Of course you could use css3 which is supported by most new browsers to bring common name visible on mouse over and then fade it to keep current rendering. There are many options besides searching which provides the page stickiness and increased usability.
I have thoughts about the form design of fish profiles but I am sure you are not interested due to concept ownership.

Have you considered developing a slide show for new members who are new to the hobby explaining such notions as cycling, water changes, stocking ect. it might be better than a new forum that separates them from other more knowledgeable folks like yourself.
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Both these issues are well worth considering. Would you be willing to make a post in the Suggestions section, here: TFK.com Suggestions and Feedback

I would keep the issues separate, so one post on the first paragraph above, and a second post on the second paragraph.

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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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