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Can someone help me with my water parameters?
Old 05-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
 
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Not sure if you saw this or not , but at the top of the page there is a section titled Tropical Fish Profiles, this will be helpfull to you to research the fish you have, according to them your clown pleco can get up to 18 inchs. check it out theres lots of good info in there. I just googled the African Knife Fish to see what it looks like, I could be wrong on that 1 search more into him to.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #12
 
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Not sure if you saw this or not , but at the top of the page there is a section titled Tropical Fish Profiles, this will be helpfull to you to research the fish you have, according to them your clown pleco can get up to 18 inchs. check it out theres lots of good info in there. I just googled the African Knife Fish to see what it looks like, I could be wrong on that 1 search more into him to.
Clown pleco seldom exceed's four inches.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #13
 
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I am interested to know what people mean when they say get rid of this or get rid of that? where do you get rid of these fish to? back to the LFS? will they just take on anything you get bored of, or becomes incompatible etc.

Genuinely interested.

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #14
 
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I am interested to know what people mean when they say get rid of this or get rid of that? where do you get rid of these fish to? back to the LFS? will they just take on anything you get bored of, or becomes incompatible etc.

Genuinely interested.

thanks.
You are not alone, I too wonder where these fish wind up.
Most reputable stores in my neck of the woods are not inclined to accept fishes that may or may not be healthy for fear of introducing unknown pathogens to their otherwise healthy tanks.
Nor are they inclined to free up tank space to accomodate these fishes that need quarantine period.
I would not accept fish from my sister who also cares for fishes/shrimps, without quarantine period.
With that said,,I don't alway's practice what I preach.A few month's ago I introduced eight neon's to 80 gal planted tank of healthy fishes and pathogen unknown killed off all but twelve of approx sixty assorted fishes.

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #15
 
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Clown pleco seldom exceed's four inches.
Thats what I thought, but according to the fish profile on this site they can reach up to 18 inchs. thats where I got my info.

Raymon, yes thats what we mean by get rid of, many LFS here will take back unwanted fish either for money, store credit, or just to take them off your hands. I dont agree with just getting rid of fish because your bored with them, I believe you should do your research know what your getting into and when you take on a pet its your responsibility to care for it for its life, Unless its a Parrot or Turtlethat lives too 100 years lol.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
 
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A local aquarium club can also be a good place for unwanted fish.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #17
 
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I just googled 2 other sites for Clown Plecos and they are supposed to get a max of 5 inchs, your right 1077, guess we need someone to fix the profile here.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #18
 
There is a lfs that is willing to help me out. They also have a seperate tank to house them in.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:31 PM   #19
 
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Thats what I thought, but according to the fish profile on this site they can reach up to 18 inchs. thats where I got my info.

Raymon, yes thats what we mean by get rid of, many LFS here will take back unwanted fish either for money, store credit, or just to take them off your hands. I dont agree with just getting rid of fish because your bored with them, I believe you should do your research know what your getting into and when you take on a pet its your responsibility to care for it for its life, Unless its a Parrot or Turtlethat lives too 100 years lol.
Just for the record, I am not looking to offload any fish. I have just seen a few posts from people suggesting to get rid of fish. I think if I took any of my fish back to my LFS they would tell me to get lost! you are right, homework first, research before you buy and once you have made your bed, lay in it.
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