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alysalouise 05-13-2011 12:36 AM

Your opinions on how i should display
 
Okay so i have 2 fresh water set ups
well as soon as i take and trade in my Africian Cichlid....


I currently have
8 Platys
7 Danios
5 Guppies
5 Mollys
2 Minnows
1 Black Skirted Tetra
1 Red eyed Tetra
1 Cherry Barb

I Have 4 dead fish that i am returning
1 Molly
1 Guppy
2 Platy



What i want to get
5 Black Skirted Tetra
5 Red Eyed Tetra
5 Cherry Barbs
and possibly 6 neon tetra as i have always liked them and had them before



Now i just cant decide on how i want to seperate all the fish into the 2 tanks

I know that ill be a little bit over stalked in each tank at the end. But i am home every day and do large frequent water changes

What fish should i put in what tanks?

P.S
the tanks are
29 gallon
14 gallon

Thanks,
Alysa

nice pirhana 06-23-2011 09:35 PM

:shock: wow...thats a lot of fish for those tanks.

im new here but i was reading where they kinda have a 1 inch of fish per gallon tank size. a lot of the fish are at least 1" or longer right?

maybe some experts could answer that question.

mjbn 06-23-2011 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by nice pirhana (Post 710369)
:shock: wow...thats a lot of fish for those tanks.

im new here but i was reading where they kinda have a 1 inch of fish per gallon tank size. a lot of the fish are at least 1" or longer right?

maybe some experts could answer that question.

From what i read and what i think, that rule is not true. Lets say you have a 20Gallon tank.. 20 gallons. Lets say you get a clown loach. (clown loaches should never be kept lonesome btw, groups of 5 or more). The clown loach can potentially grow more than a foot long. 20 gallons... around 12 inches of a SINGLE clown loach... The tank wont be able to handle the loach nor will the loach be happy. And that's just 1 fish.

But first you need to tell us how your tanks are set up. Which fish are in which tank? And how old are the tanks? If the tanks aren't established, then that bioload is WAY to big for the tank to handle and you will probably have a lot more fish die.

And large daily water changes are not recommended.. Unless trying to breed some neons or something, but that could potentially stress the fish too much with too big of a water change every day.

alysalouise 08-31-2011 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by mjbn (Post 710440)
From what i read and what i think, that rule is not true. Lets say you have a 20Gallon tank.. 20 gallons. Lets say you get a clown loach. (clown loaches should never be kept lonesome btw, groups of 5 or more). The clown loach can potentially grow more than a foot long. 20 gallons... around 12 inches of a SINGLE clown loach... The tank wont be able to handle the loach nor will the loach be happy. And that's just 1 fish.

But first you need to tell us how your tanks are set up. Which fish are in which tank? And how old are the tanks? If the tanks aren't established, then that bioload is WAY to big for the tank to handle and you will probably have a lot more fish die.

And large daily water changes are not recommended.. Unless trying to breed some neons or something, but that could potentially stress the fish too much with too big of a water change every day.


Um this is an old thread, but they were both well established, and i never said daily water changes, but i def agree on the clown loach senorio you were saying, i recived a 10 gallon with one in it and a blue gromai a neon tetra a black skirted tetra and some other sort of tetra(no heater or filter or rocks in the tank, half full and no one had done anything with it for months, poor fish), all 5 were added to my 29 gallon (different stocking list than what this thread started with) and with in 2 days i rehomed the clown loach to a guy who had like 8 of them in a 150 gallon as pretty as the clown loach was and as much as i've wanted some i knew it needed to be in a large group in a 6 foot long tank

AbbeysDad 08-31-2011 09:46 AM

Having raised Gerbils in the past and knowing what sweet creatures they are, shame on you for using them as snake food!

"Why'd it have to be snakes, I hate snakes."
-Indiana Jones

alysalouise 08-31-2011 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad (Post 806833)
Having raised Gerbils in the past and knowing what sweet creatures they are, shame on you for using them as snake food!

"Why'd it have to be snakes, I hate snakes."
-Indiana Jones


I got them for free and are imbred and so for that reason they can not be sold as pets, im breeding them and using their babies as snake food, the adults will be around for a while 1 for sure is not getting fed to my snake, cause he is actually hold able and sweet. But did you know that snakes cant taste mice or rats, but they can taste gerbils and hamsters
And in the wild, gerbils is my snakes natural food, in the wild a ball python would never look at a mouse or rat as food

You eat piggies cows chicken or lamb? their all real sweet creatures too, its part of life


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