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post #11 of 18 Old 03-31-2008, 04:11 PM
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man those things are weird looking......i like them better when they are small lol!
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Definitely get that Pleco into a bigger tank and for god's sakes, buy more female guppies. You
have to have a better ratio to satiate the males and prevent a problem in the future.
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post #13 of 18 Old 04-02-2008, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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ok, ok, i am currently cycling a second 29gallon tank which will strictly be for my guppies. i have added some more females. i now have 8 females and 3 males. they seem to be getting along quite nicely. before the addition of the new females one of the former ones was getting a nasty beating from the males but she seems to be making a speedy recovery in a separate tank.

Now that i am going to have 2 tanks up and running, i have decided to stock some cheap, flashier fish in the original. i already have a few tetras; 2 neons and 2 red eyes, all of whome seem quite settled. any suggestions for stock in this tank would be great.

i also still have my pleco in there but i have back up accomidations for him when he gets too big. You are all very helpful.
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post #14 of 18 Old 04-02-2008, 06:42 AM
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The first result for "pleco" in google images:
Okiemavis, that pleco is not a common pleco but Acanthicus adonis which grows at 3 feet and is one of the most aggressive loricariids. No other loricariids apparently can survive their wrath regardless of the tank size.

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Hehe, yeah, I didn't actually think it was a common. Mostly just pointing out what you DON'T want in your tank.
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-04-2008, 02:14 PM
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i think you should get more neons in the original tank and add a few larger fish (not so large that they will eat the neons though )
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post #17 of 18 Old 04-04-2008, 03:45 PM
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ya for heavens sake give the little guys a nice school.....and then after youget rid of your pleco you coulod to 4 or so otto cats for bottom dwellers and maybe a gourami

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post #18 of 18 Old 04-06-2008, 09:13 AM
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once the pleco is out you could also get some kuhlis for the bottom. i like the idea of a gourami too. also some cherry barbs would be nice.
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