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Nicknac44 08-27-2009 08:47 PM

Stockin my 55g Hex tank
Ok I recently got a kex tank and i'm wonderin what else i should put in! Right now i have 2 Black Moors, 1 Male Swordtail, 2 Pictus Catfish, 1-3'' Bala Shark, and a tiny pleco. I had a tiny female Swordtail but i think the catfish ate her! :( But anyway any other suggesitions to add to my tank? Thx for reading!

stiltman 08-30-2009 08:15 AM

I think you may do right to trade the Bala shark for something. They have a reputation for prefering plenty of room to swim. The hex set up may crowd him a bit.

teddyzaper 08-30-2009 10:06 PM

i would take out the bala shark and add some catfish. just my opinion

Rohland 08-30-2009 10:12 PM

some cories would make a nice addition but that is my biased opinion

Nicknac44 08-31-2009 05:59 PM

Y is everyone against the Balas? I know they get big but ill trade him off before he gets MONDO sized! lol

Twistersmom 08-31-2009 06:11 PM

My bala sharks went from 2 inches to 7" in a years time.
They also do much better in groups, they can be shy and skittish kept alone.

stiltman 09-02-2009 09:05 PM

Bala's need a lot of room to swim. 55 long would be good, 55 hex not so good.

Lupin 09-02-2009 10:38 PM

Hmmm...How tall or wide is this 55g hex? If it is too tall, goldfish are not even appropriate occupants there. If it was wide, that would be another story.

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