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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2012, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, im needing some help with ideas for adding something different to my tank, its 15 gallon/60 litre, i have mostly green neons and black neons, few corys and a pleco, the pleco is hidden most of the time, corys always at the bottom of the tank and the neons tend to stay midway but use only half the tank.

so i was thinking of getting another fish, it will be the last one to be added to this tank to allow for growth etc, needs to be happy on its own, not a threat to the others, and not going to get too big, also needs to be quite active, and like to use most of the space available. would like something with interesting shape and colour,

i was thinking angel fish, but after reading up, they can get quite big and even eat small fish.
i then thought siamese fighter, but then i read that theyr quite territorial.

so any suggestions?

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-23-2012, 06:42 AM
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Hi all, im needing some help with ideas for adding something different to my tank, its 15 gallon/60 litre, i have mostly green neons and black neons, few corys and a pleco, the pleco is hidden most of the time, corys always at the bottom of the tank and the neons tend to stay midway but use only half the tank.

so i was thinking of getting another fish, it will be the last one to be added to this tank to allow for growth etc, needs to be happy on its own, not a threat to the others, and not going to get too big, also needs to be quite active, and like to use most of the space available. would like something with interesting shape and colour,

i was thinking angel fish, but after reading up, they can get quite big and even eat small fish.
i then thought siamese fighter, but then i read that theyr quite territorial.

so any suggestions?

Thanks :)

Hate to say it, but with 15 gallons, your tank is pretty well stocked. For sure an Angelfish is out of the question. They get big and do better with a small group. If you mean a Betta by "siamese fighter" you could probably add one. A female may be better than a male, as I think they are less aggressive toward other fish, but I'm not sure a male or female would bother the fish you have in there.

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, i settled for a betta, seems ok, but i got another tank that was on a bargin price just incase theres problems
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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any pictures ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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he's a hard one to catch photos of, very active but
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 01:59 PM
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he is a handsome chap.
thanks for posting a pic.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 02:05 PM
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Pretty colors. His fins look a little tattered. Make sure you watch for fin rot. I would also make sure he isn't being harassed by the other fish or pushed around too much by the filter.

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post #8 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Its interesting you say that, the other fish are extremly cautious around him, i think his flamboyant colour is intimidating to the plain black neons, also he seems to like the flow from the filter, even tho it looked too powerful he kept going really close to the flow, even after i redirected it upwards towards the surface, in regards of fin rot, would it be safer to quarentine him with some medicine just incase?
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Some bettas are funny and like the flow from the filter. As long as he doesn't appear too bothered by it, it sounds fine.

I didn't see any fin rot in the picture, but you'll just want to keep an eye on him. If the edges of his fins begin to look black and look like they are shrinking, you should take him out and quarantine him. But for right now, just keep your water quality good and make sure he gets a high-protein food.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-24-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, ill keep my eyes open, when i look close theres clear bits in some of the areas that look abit rough is this his fins growing back?
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