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crazy4fish 01-01-2008 05:07 PM

fish suggestions
hi! i want to get some new fish soon (mayby a few months) and i would like some ideas. i currently have in my 29 gal tank guppies mollie swordtail cherry barbs iridescent shark (very small and friendly) platies cory catfish spotted catfish (not sure of exact name). i want something nonagressive but different. any ideas would be great! :D [/code]

herefishy 01-01-2008 09:41 PM

Sounds like the tank is pretty full now. It will really be full when all of the fish reach maturity. I would recommend not adding any more fish.

crazy4fish 01-02-2008 07:53 AM

thanks for the advice. i wasnt sur if there was enough room myself. but i was wondering how to tell if there is room or how many fish a tank could hold. some people have said 1 fish per gallon and others said it has something to do with the amount of water surface. which is it?

Falina 01-02-2008 08:03 AM

It's neither really. It depend son the amount of swimming space for the fish and the bioload they produce.

I also think the tank is too full and wouldn't add anything else.

Your irridescent shark will grow huge. If I were you, I would rehome him. They can reach 4ft in length. I would also think about rehoming some of your other fish as well as you are rather overstocked unfortunately.

crazy4fish 01-02-2008 10:01 AM

there isnt as much as it sounds like because i dont have huge numbers of any. i only have 1 of most of them unfortunatly because i have had them for a while and their companions died. and i know that the shark will grow to be huge and i've been thinking about rehoming him.

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