07-13-2013, 08:46 AM
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You mention the test levels are "almost zero" - what are the actual readings? How long has the tank been up and what cycling process did you follow?
Originally Posted by jdkerim
thanks for the reply, is there any treatment you would recommend for septicemia? The shop I got the fish from said i should be fine as the dont normally out grow the tank, but that was something I was worried about. ITs like the Peco also i was worried if it would grow too big also all he seems to do is hide tho I was hoping hed help with cleaning the glass
Time to find a new fish source or start doing independent research for all your livestock purchases. 125 liters is about 33 gallons, which is below the recommended minimum tank size for even just one bala. Also, what type of pleco is it you have? If it is a "common" pleco you are again woefully undertanked for your fish. Are you in a position to upgrade your tank size at this time? If not, I would suggest returning the balas and the pleco (again, depending on specific type of pleco) post haste. You can find information on the minimum tank size, parameter requirements (this goes into figuring compatibility of the fish as it's more than just behavior - similar needs in water conditions are also necessary from filtration to flow to temp, etc) on various fish species here and elsewhere online to better prepare for the next stocking choices you make.