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Ohhmgeitsbri 09-29-2009 02:10 PM

can i add any more fish
so i have a a 30 gallon and it has
5 platies- 2 females one male, to small fry i cant sex ( all other fry go in a my ten gallon and are sold to a local pet store)
1 make betta
4 peppered corys
1 otto

the tank is a good amount planted

can i add anything else??( suggestions wanted):-D

MoneyMitch 09-29-2009 02:56 PM

you got some room there, maybe some tetra's or neons?

Guppyluver4ever 09-29-2009 04:37 PM

i say about 10 neon tetras

Twistersmom 09-29-2009 07:19 PM

I would add some more ottos, they do better in groups.

frdfandc 09-29-2009 08:13 PM

I would add 3 more oto's and then add 10 Neon tetra. That would set you up pretty good.

Of you can try this............


It works pretty good. Still in the trial/error stages - missing some species but will work for you.

Ohhmgeitsbri 10-03-2009 03:53 PM

thanks everyone but sad to report there is something killing my fish

my betta died last night and i assumed it was because he was like 3 1/2-4 years old but this morning one of my cories died

. i put half in a cycled ten gallon and then some in my brothers 5 gallon. the amonia nitates are fine and no fish appear to look sick. so i am stripping the tank cleaning everything then will start new. hopefully no more will die

will keep everyone updated

Twistersmom 10-03-2009 04:14 PM

So sorry to hear the bad news!

No signs of disease on any of the Fish that passed? Did you add anything new to the tank recently that could have leached toxins?

Ohhmgeitsbri 10-03-2009 06:02 PM

no everything that is in there has been there for around 6 months. both fish were fine friday morning an i came home at 10;00 and they died:(.

i did clean the filter and did find a weird blackish brownish goo could this have killed my fish?

Twistersmom 10-03-2009 06:12 PM

Sounds like what was in the filter, was just some type of algea.
Did you take an ammonia and nitrite reading the day the fish died? If you over cleaned the filter, you may have damaged the cycle.

Ohhmgeitsbri 10-03-2009 08:50 PM

i took it right after my betta died. i just kinda moped alittle of the stuff out it looked like it was clogging the filter.

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