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Newby alert... advice needed
Old 08-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #31
 
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Oops, did it again, sorry Calmwaters you posted while I was typing so I've inadvertently repeated what you said regarding the goby
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #32
 
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Oops, did it again, sorry Calmwaters you posted while I was typing so I've inadvertently repeated what you said regarding the goby
No problem.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #33
 
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You may could do three tanks:

-neons/head and tail lights/rasboras/corys in the 30 gal - at least 6 of each

-barbs (odessa and tiger)/black skirts/kribs/rainbow sharks in at least a 50 gal, the bigger the better if you are going to keep the tigers in there. I've had them before and they can be aggressive fish, sometimes better just kept by themselves. The profile suggests that they can be in a community tank provided they are kept in large enough numbers, the tank is at least 50 gals and the tankmates are not to delicate. I'm sure others have kept them this way successfully, but that's not my experience with them and why I suggested a species only tank. Add more barbs and black skirts, but no more kribs or rainbow sharks

-mollys and goby in a 48" brackish tank - I have no real experience with these, my suggestion was based on reading the profiles and other sources. If what you have is Gobioides broussonnetii, from what I've read, brackish water is required, but no I wouldn't think that setting up a brackish tank and putting it in right away would be the way to go. I would think to start with a diluted mix (acclimate the fish slowly even when going from fresh to diluted brackish) and build it up over time. I'm really not sure if that would be the best way to go, but it seems logical. Maybe someone with experience with brackish fish will chime in.

This is assuming that the rasboras are harlequins and the mollys are all forms of Black Molly.

The black skirts might could manage in the 30 gal with the other tetras, but my experience with them is that they can be a bit rough with smaller fish. Provided that the tiger barb aggression in not too bad they should be fine in the larger tank.

That sounds good. I have posted about the Goby in the brackish forum as well. I found a site that said they are ok in freshwater but I am open to suggestions and others experiences. I am so happy with this info and my Husband is in trouble... he got me into his fish addiction.

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #34
 
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LOL Your lucky I wish my husband shared my addiction with me. ; )
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:41 PM   #35
 
LOL I think my husband is just more pushy... and just needs lots of help. ;)

I have the luck of the irish I tell ya. I just found a 50 gallon tank for 30 dollars. wow
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:58 PM   #36
 
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Thats a great find! Craigslist is a great place to find tanks as well as the Iwanna news paper if you have it in your area. Another thing you need to know that is very important is we love love love pics of peoples tanks. LOL
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:04 PM   #37
 
I have some pics up... of my crowded tank. I will get new pics up with the new tank after I get everything it needs. ;)

I also scored a 5 gallon that comes with everything... I know small but it will help. lol
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #38
 
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Umm for the 5 I would not put any of the fish you have but instead I would get a really pretty betta to go in it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:19 PM   #39
 
lol get a new fish... That's the fish my daughter wanted so I guess this will be a dream come true for her.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:44 PM   #40
 
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You might as well share the addiction with everyone in the family.
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