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British 08-24-2009 01:31 PM

I couldn't save their poor little souls.... [32 gallon to stock]
 
Well, the friend that stuffed 28 fish in that little 12 gallon is no longer an aquaintance of mine. I went over to do my daily water change and all of the fish were on the bottom or at the top of a murky red tank; dead. He laughed when I confronted him about it. I feel horrible I couldn't save these fish.... I wanted to so badly.... Turns out he killed them all and enjoyed watching them slowly meet their demise. He put a slit in each one of their little throats and watched them die. I'm infuriated and sickened. I don't know how anyone could do that to a fish.. Sick, sick man.

On the brighter side of things, I now have a 32 gallon custom to stock. It's perfect for Angelfish and I'd love a mated pair. I would like more information on them doing so and how I can acheive this. How do you sex and Angelfish? Also, what would be good tankmates for Angelfish? I would only like two Angelfish, but do not want an empty-looking tank. Would this be okay:

2 Angelfish (Mated Pair)
2 Kribs (M/F)
1 Red-Tailed Shark
1 Powder Blue Gourami (M)
1 Betta (male or female?)

I think it would be a Beautiful tank with these inhabitants, but is it okay for these fish?
It has around 7.2-7.4 pH and an Undergravel Filter.

Sincerely,
British

NC Frank 08-24-2009 01:43 PM

That is absolutely disgusting. Just remember that you tried.

British 08-24-2009 01:50 PM

I still haven't stopped crying and it's been six hours since I found out. I just calmed enough to post this thread. I just can't believe what he did....

aunt kymmie 08-24-2009 01:56 PM

I'm still trying to pretend I never even read your prior post! Just to satisfy my own curiousity, how old is this former "friend" of yours?

On an up note I'm glad you'll be able to start your new tank and put this mess behind you.

British 08-24-2009 01:58 PM

He's 14.

Does that sound like a decent stocking list?

aunt kymmie 08-24-2009 02:02 PM

I *think* you can keep angels w/ kribs. I prefer to see bettas housed solo with only bottom dwellers for company, but that's just me. Everything I've read says red tail sharks are very territorial and that they require a 50g minimum. I'd think the gourami might nip the angels, or vice versa. Bottom line...I don't really know. Plenty of people here do and I'm sure they'll be chiming in shortly. :-)

artgalnj 08-24-2009 02:03 PM

So sorry to hear about what happened, that's just evil. The fact that your so upset about this speaks very highly of you who are. However, for a 14 year old to do that says something terrible about them. IMO, a person who kills animals for amusement has real issues. Today it's fish, tomorrow who know what.

BTW, as far as sexing angelfish goes, they sex pretty easily. I have 2 breeding pairs now in my 75g...guess what one pair is doing right at this moment??? My ph is typically 7.6 and I had one spawning pair in my 20g but now I've moved them into the 75g, so now I have 2 spawning pairs. But I don't want to raise angelfish fry.

Romad 08-24-2009 02:09 PM

[quote=artgalnj;232712]. However, for a 14 year old to do that says something terrible about them. IMO, a person who kills animals for amusement has real issues. Today it's fish, tomorrow who know what.

I agree totally. What a sick little boy. That posting made me sick to my stomach.

His parents should get him some professional help.

Romad 08-24-2009 02:11 PM

British, I'm sorry you had to see that. It was nice of you to try to help and it says a lot about your character.

You're a very kind soul.

British 08-24-2009 02:15 PM

How do you sex them and how do you allow them to form pairs? I will be purchasing them at a rather young age. Bettas are sometimes okay in communities (maybe a female?) and Red-Tailed Sharks are listed as community fish. What bottom-dweller do you suggest? (I'd prefer to stay away from Cories, $5 a pop is $30 for six fish and I really don't have that kind of money.) I've heard it all depends on the personality of the fish. I'd like the Angels and Kribs to be the main focal point of the tank, though. My aquarium is completely sealed, and no jumpers can get caught behind a light, because the inside of the lid is a smooth surface. I'll post photographs of the tank if you'd all like. There are three little floating glass fish in there at the moment.

I am 14, going on 15 in October. I am a vegan (five years strong) and a proud member of PETA.


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