06-21-2007, 12:31 AM
| || | 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.
Originally Posted by Fade2White12
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.
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.