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Postby spongebobmax » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:02 pm

Hello Tropical Tank

I have had my 71 litre tank for 2 weeks now.

in my tank i have a heater, filter, ornament, 2 fake plants.

2 angels (marbled and pearl) , 1 corydoras (peppered) 2 platy, 2 black widow tetra's.

I want to let these settle in and have done for 2 weeks now.

On sunday i am going to the aquarium shop to get a few more fishies.

Can anybody tell me if 2 rams would be ok for the tank?

if not then any ideas? i like the look of the molly's dalmation ones.

Thank you so much.

Sometimes my Angels dont stay together and one looks slightly lethargic?

only one though? any indications.

ps: there is no ick or ammonia problems
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Postby chaoz » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:22 pm

2 weeks? how did you cycle it seems rather quick to have fully cycled.
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Postby David » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:28 pm

Hi,

2 weeks does sound a little fast to cycle unless you have taken media from another mature tank? Have you cycled your tank?

I wouldn't risk ram with angel fish as angels can be bullys.

What is the exact reading for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?

Can i also add that corys and tetras are shoaling fish and should be kept in groups of 5+!

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Postby spongebobmax » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:40 pm

i had a previous tank which i just switched water etc coz i wanted a bigger tank.

i am getting more corys on sunday.

jus wanted to know any other fish to go in the tank.

ie: bit of movement to the tank?

thank you

also with corys can i get various types or do they have to be the same
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Postby David » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:46 pm

Did you bring over the ornaments and filter sponges?

Water doesn't contain bacteria because it is not free floating.

I wouldn't add any more for about a month now to let things settle then add batches of fish every 2 weeks.
Peppered corys and black tetras should be added first and it should be peppered.
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Postby spongebobmax » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:49 pm

no i used new

my local aquarium shop gave me a bottle of bacteria.

so can i ever get a leopard catfish?

with what i previously quoted as being in my fish tank how many more fish can i get.

will the peppered get on with leopard ones?
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Postby Apistogramma » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:51 pm

spongebobmax wrote:also with corys can i get various types or do they have to be the same

Yes corys of different species will mix together.
However they shouldn't be introduced to a tank that's been running for less than 3 months. As you've just changed your tanks I would give it some time to stabilise and keep a very close eye on your water readings to make sure there are no mini-spikes before adding any new stock.

I think your tank is probably overstocked with two angels though. Angelfish will 'heard' livebearers (guppys, platys, swords) into a corner and predate on any young and an adult angel can fit smaller tetras such as neon's in their mouths.
What height is your tank? Adult angels should really have 18" of height and 36" length to swim properly.

Hope that helps!
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Postby spongebobmax » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:14 pm

i dunno the height but its higher than 18".

i dont know if its that long tho.

i wont add any more angels i will just add corys to get them into a shoul and maybe 2 mollys
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:11 pm

I wouldn't add any new fish yet at this point, and not rams or corys as these require a more mature tank. I also wouldn't add new fish when you already have one acting in a lethargic manner. Until you find the cause (possibly stress as the tank cycles) do not add more fish.
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