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Old 03-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #11
 
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Hello James and welcome to TFK happy that you found us
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #12
 
Thanks James - I wasn't really sure that I was putting it in the right spot!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
 
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Hello juzz and welcome to the site and the addiction... I mean hobby. There are some great resources here that will help you one which is the tropical fish profiles, you can find the link at the top of the page second tab from the left. Also by clicking on the highlighted name like bala shark you can view the profile on a particular fish also. Personally I would never rely on just the advice given to you at the store, some places and some of the people working there really know their stuff and will store you in the right direction, but unfortunately there are also those out there just to make a sale. When I started I had someone tell me I could keep several angel fish in a 10 gallon aquarium, if I did not go home and do my own research those fish would not have lasted long.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #14
 
Hi and welcome, I'm Carl and I'm also new here. I'm just getting back into tropical fish keeping after a 30 year absence. I have even gotten my new yet and I'm already addicted. Have fun and welcome. BTW the people here are great.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #15
 
Hello BarbH

Thank you for the reply.... any assistance is gratefully received. I know James said that I should start my own thread but I don't seem to have access to do that yet (this is all very new for me I have never been on a forum before!!) - so I'm grateful that I got a response at all.

We definately don't want to just rely on the "sales" information. Which I guess is why I was getting a bit confused - they tell you something is "community" but then when you do a bit of research it falls into the "be wary of putting with other community fish" category. So I thought seeking the advice of others would be the best way to get some good advice based on others' personal experience.

It is a very new hobby/obsession for us ..... here's hoping that the four year old likes it as much!!

Thanks again for your assistance. Juzz
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #16
 
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Hello BarbH

Thank you for the reply.... any assistance is gratefully received. I know James said that I should start my own thread but I don't seem to have access to do that yet (this is all very new for me I have never been on a forum before!!) - so I'm grateful that I got a response at all.

We definately don't want to just rely on the "sales" information. Which I guess is why I was getting a bit confused - they tell you something is "community" but then when you do a bit of research it falls into the "be wary of putting with other community fish" category. So I thought seeking the advice of others would be the best way to get some good advice based on others' personal experience.

It is a very new hobby/obsession for us ..... here's hoping that the four year old likes it as much!!

Thanks again for your assistance. Juzz
Not a problem to start a new thread you will find at the top in the sub category a bottom that says new thread or start new thread, using the phone right now so trying to work in multiple windows is a bit of a pain. The button will be on the left side just click on that, from there you can enter the subject of your thread and type your message. I am sure your 4 year old will love the tank, any time my 5 year old nephew is over he just has to see the fish.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #17
 
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Thanks for the warm welcomes, everyone!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #18
 
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hello and welcome.

also hello and welcome to you too bigcarl
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #19
 
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Hi James Welcome to TFK! I'm new here too!
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #20
 
Red face Gift for 4 year old that has backfired!!

I hope I am adding this as a new thread ... I'm completely useless at this stuff... Also update is:

We have introduced a school of 10 neon tetras to the school of 8 platys. I used the fish profiles (which was incredibly helpful) and of course ruled out more than half of the fish that I thought would be good together. We introduced yesterday 2 x bristlenose catfish (and research on the site showed that the ones that I thought were okay ("yes maam they can absolutely go into a community tank" from the salesperson (ended up being a pictus catfish which would be too big)!!!!! When I went back (after using this site for research) and mentioned about the pictus getting too big - you would not believe their response...... "oh that's okay you just bring it back when it gets to big and we give you another small one!!!!".... are my fish pets or are they supposed to be disposable garbage!!!!

Needless to say I refused to buy any fish from them and made my husband come with me to another place that was 2 hours away and got my neons and have gone back and got my catfish from them. What a difference a bit of research makes!!!

Thanks for your help guys!!!





Gift for 4 year old that has backfired
Hi all - I am new to the site so I hope I am doing this the right way!!
My husband I have bought an Aqua One 850 acquarium (I think around 40 gallons) for our son for his 4th birthday this month (he is obsessed with everything water related). It has completely backfired on us as we have been researching for the last couple of weeks and are now completely obssessed ourselves!!! Our spare time is being spent wandering around the various acquariums etc and checking out all the fish and gadgets!!
We have decided to control ourselves (and get our bearings) and start with community fish. We have set up the tank and have let that go for a while before starting to add fish. My husband took our little one today and they have picked a school of 8 platys.

I am interested in making sure that we have a lovely display of colour etc but more importantly would like to make sure that our fish will be happily co-habitating with others. I get advice from the acquariums but to be honest some of it is a little confusing when you then go on websites and it says that something that they have said that we could have eg Bala Shark - might grow too big.

We have never had fish before and we don't want to stress any of them out. I like:
Bala Shark
Catfish (the interesting ones that run after the bubbles and have long whiskers)
Silver Dollar
Tiger Barb
Neon Tetras
Angel Fish
Glofish (Danios)
Rasboras

Would love to know what would go the best together and in what quantities.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Juzz in Sydney Australia


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