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post #11 of 16 Old 06-19-2007, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Don't Orinates get like 2.5 feet long or something? I also heard they grow very fast. Since my Severum will probably be the biggest fish at 8 inches or so, I don't really want my tank overrun with such a huge fish. Maybe the smaller kinds will accomodate, but I also don't want to have to worry about my other smaller fish.
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post #12 of 16 Old 06-20-2007, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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mHeinitz, I took your advice and picked up a Pictus Cat. I also added two Mono Sebae, and a Spotted Climbing Perch.
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post #13 of 16 Old 06-20-2007, 10:11 PM
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are you using salt in the tank at all? The monos are actually a brackish fish so you may want to consider it.

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post #14 of 16 Old 06-20-2007, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yessir. I was aware they were brackish, especially as adults, but I've been putting salt in my tank for a while now - so there I don't predict any problems. They sure are beautiful fish though.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-21-2007, 12:31 AM
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Yessir. I was aware they were brackish, especially as adults, but I've been putting salt in my tank for a while now - so there I don't predict any problems. They sure are beautiful fish though.
This is a mistake in my opinion. Adding salt is not a good solution on the whole tank's part. Take a look at your stocklist. Mono sebaes practically being brackish water will require gradual increase in salinity level as they mature. None of the fish in your tank will tolerate increased salinity levels nor are they adapted to living in brackish or marine conditions. I would recommend either getting a newer larger tank for the monos or get rid of the monos.

What leporinus are you keeping? The whole mid level should be classified as generally overstocked. All mid-dwellers that you own will need the remaining space to get around before they get crammed by more large fish. Adding monos is already pushing the tank's capacity. A krib, black skirts and rosy barbs should be given a new tank on their own. I would never recommend mixing small fish with very large and boisterous tankmates such as the silver dollars and tinfoil barbs. A 30 gallons will do the job for the 5 small fish.

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yeah, good point Lupin. I wasn't sayng to go full brackish for all of those fish...but they will withstand a normal dosage of aquarium salt. (even though I rarely suggest that, lol). BUt Lupin makes great points about the stocking of your tank and the ideal environments for your fish.

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