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post #1 of 31 Old 10-22-2006, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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good setup??

hey i bought a 9 gallon tank about a month ago and a heater filter and cycle i left the tank to cycle for the month i also used some gravel from my freinds estalished tank. i jsut got 3 really really really small silver sharks 1 sunset gourami and 1 dwarf gourami, 1 altum angelfish and 1 smaller marble angelfish

id really like some feedback aout this setup and any advice as this is my 1st tank
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post #2 of 31 Old 10-22-2006, 11:19 PM
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Hey welcome...

so thats good that you got some established gravel from your friend. do you know if your tank is cycled yet? If not you need to go out and buy a test kit, a good one is " Master test kit " Which includes ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, kh or gh. Your ammonia should be 0, Nitrite 0, and Nitrate under 40. I would definettly tank the silver sharks, the angels, and gourami back. they will get way to big for a little 9 gallon tank. They might be good for now but it will stunt there growth being in a small area...Feel free to ask any more questions!

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post #3 of 31 Old 10-22-2006, 11:21 PM
The 9 gallon tank is really VERY SMALL for angelfish and gouramis. Angelfish require at least a 20 gallon (tall) tank, since they can get big. Gouramis can also get big and aggressive, especially if kept in a small tank. I'm assuming the silver shark is a bala shark and those will also get big.

All the fish, except for the silver shark, can be kept together if kept in a tank of about 40 gallons.
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post #4 of 31 Old 10-22-2006, 11:31 PM
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I can't believe you ended up with an altum angelfish.
Altums will definitely need 24 inches or higher the height of tank.

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post #5 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 01:55 AM
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The only fish really suitable for that size tank is one of the Gouramis. It's a little small for both, and as the others have said the remaining fish will very quickly outgrow the tank you have.

Be warned that most angels sold as altums aren't altums at all. A lot of fish stores can't tell the difference. Altums are pretty rare. I have only seen them three times or so in over 10 years of keeping fish.
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post #6 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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not good


would some pics help?
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post #7 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 06:22 AM
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not good


would some pics help?
Hi Tarek.

Yes, a pic would help.:D
Hope we'll be able to sort out your problems.:D

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post #8 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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oh noes i got home and 1 of my gourami's is dead :(
i jsut came home from the markets and i see it stuck upside down agaisnt a plant and it didnt move once i tried to nudge it


y!!! need feedback as quikly as possible as i dont want my other fish to die
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oh noes i got home and 1 of my gourami's is dead :(
i jsut came home from the markets and i see it stuck upside down agaisnt a plant and it didnt move once i tried to nudge it


y!!! need feedback as quikly as possible as i dont want my other fish to die
The best you can do is rehome all of your fish. I know it's painful but they don't fit in a 9 gallons tank.

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post #10 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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yeah gonan do that straight away

got a freind that jsut got a 60 gallon tank see if hell take em off my hands till i can figure ot wats wrong =(
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