10-23-2009, 02:56 PM
| || | Questions all over. Lighting? Food? Crazy Behavior? More fish?
I have a 45 gallon take with 2 bala sharks, 3 red tailed sharks, 1 pleco, and 1 blue lobster. When passed down to me (school theatre aquarium) I was told to keep the light on 24/7 and feed them (Tropical Flakes) once every day, and not to worry about weekends. I'm all new to this and I have no clue what I'm doing. Does that sound right? I did a little research and saw that some people turn the light off for a certain number of hours each day and feed twice daily. I also saw that some people had a lot more fish in their tank than that. Should I add more? I was thinking otto catfish.
On a different note, the 2 bala sharks have been acting crazily for a while. I look through the window of the office and they are swimming around fine, but as soon as I open the door, turn the light on, and walk near them they dash around the tank and smack against the walls. One day about 6 months ago, I walked in to something flopping around on the ground. I saved the bala and put him back into the tank, not sure of how long it was out. Did that insident that long ago cause this behavior? The other bala is doing the same thing...so what's going on?
I'm so confused and overwhelmed about this.