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Old 03-20-2010, 11:35 AM   #11
 
oh really? they should be on their own? hmmmm, seems i was misinformed maybe

well, prefer to stick with this tank as my apartment is kind of small.... so far the tank inhabits;
2 yoyo loaches
1 clown cat (he's my biggest, about 4")
2 demasoni cichlids
2 banana cichlids (i'm pretty suspect about the accuracy of this name)
2 unknown, deformed gouramis
2 glass cats
2 leopard cory ...and some neon tetras...oh and some tiny bottom feeder i think it's called an oto or oto cat
(wow sounds like a lot)

it's a long tank, set up quite nicely i must admit and all living there seem pretty healthy n happy

the cichlids, demasoni and banana are all about 1", maybe 1 1/2"
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:55 AM   #12
 
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Hi Anthony- welcome to the forum!
You're housing all the fish you list above in a 10gl? I'm really sorry to say that you're going to have to make some choices about rehoming some of those fish as all of them in a 10gl will never work. I'd normally say this isn't going to work long-term but this particular list of fish isn't going to work short term. It's just a matter of time before the cichlids start making life miserable for every fish in your tank.
Yoyos and clowns are much, much too rambunctious and grow far too large to be kept in a tank this size. They also need to be kept in numbers of five or more (per species) in order to truly thrive. I keep mine in a 100gl and they use every inch of that space.
Likewise, corys need to be kept in groups of their own species, most people will say six cories together is best.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, just wanted to give you a heads up as far as future problems.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:09 PM   #13
 
^ well then, that's certainly an eye opener
don't i feel dumb :-O

i'll have to rethink their situation then, maybe move to something a lot bigger. AND i'll have to stop going to this same shop where i've been getting my advice. i've been into this for a few months but just recently starting researching it. i did think it was over crouded after today's full-on 8 hours of reading online

100g...wow. nice
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #14
 
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^ well then, that's certainly an eye opener
don't i feel dumb :-O

i'll have to rethink their situation then, maybe move to something a lot bigger. AND i'll have to stop going to this same shop where i've been getting my advice. i've been into this for a few months but just recently starting researching it. i did think it was over crouded after today's full-on 8 hours of reading online

100g...wow. nice
You're not dumb, we've all done it! I started out with a 6gl that I crammed full of fish which was why the 100 gl was right behind it! We've all gotten bad advice from the "shops". Research on our part is key. I shudder to think some of the things I was told when I was first starting out. Luckily I had this forum for instant help. :)
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:56 PM   #15
 
^ very true.....and thanks
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:52 AM   #16
 
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Yep, everyone makes mistakes. My first two fish were iridescent sharks in a 10g tank, haha. This forum set me straight though.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:10 AM   #17
 
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yeah don't beat up on yourself please.
you can still use the pet store for stuff,just check here with
people on the fish perhaps,befor you buy them,that's what i do.
my local told a lady it was fine to house puffer fish with Angel fish.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:14 AM   #18
 
thanks guys, i've learned more in my 2 days on this forum than i have in the last 7 months
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:18 AM   #19
 
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that's one of the reasons i love it here.
people are actually willing to help.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:50 PM   #20
 
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Yep, everyone makes mistakes. My first two fish were iridescent sharks in a 10g tank, haha. This forum set me straight though.
one pictus, one pleco, on upside-down cat, one zebra danio, 3 serpae tetras and 3 neon tetras, all stuffed in a 6 gl.

So, Anthony, you're not alone!! lol.
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