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brettxw 11-22-2009 12:07 AM

What to add to keep your fish happy?
 
I seriously sat staring at my tank for a good 20 minutes last night just watching the fish and frogs...

quick recap of what I have.

30g wide.

6 glass catfish/ invisible catfish (whatever you prefer to call em)
2 medium sized balla sharks
2 tetras
2 african albino dwarf frogs?
1 pleco

I have some fake plants on the right side of the tank, some are up at the water line to provide some spots for the frogs to sit and enjoy. I also have three "openings" the fish have for coverage.

My question is, what can I add so the fish can have "fun" ? If that makes sense.

willow 11-22-2009 04:22 AM

caves,rock formations,coconut houses,slate,boulders,
tubes to swim in and around.
more plants.bog/mopani wood.
HTH a bit.
:-D

jmlampert23 11-22-2009 08:01 AM

you can do a lot of things. willow had all good answers. you can also get some live plants, if you put any rock in there that you find outside make sure that you clean them well. do not boil but pour boiling water over then and then test with vinager make sure it does not bubble. you can use clay pots to make caves also.

Angel079 11-22-2009 08:06 AM

I can second willow's coconut idea, the frogs will love it, just make sure you drill a whole big enough for them to easily get in & out.
Maybe try adding some real plants?
For the tetra's to feel more homey: They're schooling fish so for which ever Tetra's you have you may want to see about adding 6-8 more of them.

willow 11-22-2009 08:33 AM

gosh i forgot to say about making holes big enough,
i lost a couple of tiger barbs from them wedging themselves in a hole. :-(

Angel079 11-22-2009 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by willow (Post 278090)
gosh i forgot to say about making holes big enough,
i lost a couple of tiger barbs from them wedging themselves in a hole. :-(

Oh no, that's terrible, sorry to hear that :cry:

willow 11-22-2009 08:58 AM

thanks.:)
i've still got the bog wood in question,however it now has bigger holes in it.
i think the worst culprit for wedging are clown loaches !!

aunt kymmie 11-22-2009 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow (Post 278101)
thanks.:)
i've still got the bog wood in question,however it now has bigger holes in it.
i think the worst culprit for wedging are clown loaches !!

I think yoyos are THE greatest wedgemasters of all time!

willow 11-22-2009 01:48 PM

OMG i forgot about those.
i've still got mine,can't kill em for the life of me.:evil:

aunt kymmie 11-22-2009 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by willow (Post 278252)
OMG i forgot about those.
i've still got mine,can't kill em for the life of me.:evil:

:shock: You've been trying to kill them??? Why, Willow, why???? :lol:


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