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steppin16
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PostPosted: 2004.11.20(Sat)20:17    Post subject: what do you guys think of this community Reply with quote

here is the list of fish I have right now, I started this with no knowledge and just picked fish I liked to look at. after all was said and done I think I have some odd fish living together.

1 glass cat
1 blue lobster
30 or so Plities (started w/ 3)
6 tetras
1 crayfish (leftovers from fishing)
2 fancy guppies
1 severum
2 rainbow fin (forgot true name)
3 gold barbs


I did have a sunfish(bluegill) living with these fish, but then I started feeding him live guppies, and then he started eating the others, so I put in between plexi glass, and then released him back. He was big, about 7 inches. I started this tank with a bass that I caught 15 some inches, I kept him because he had a bad eye.I had to feed him mice, as feeder goldfish wouldnt cut it. when his eye got better I released him and started the tank again.

thought I would share
Jim
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Puresouthern
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PostPosted: 2004.11.20(Sat)22:19    Post subject: Re: what do you guys think of this community Reply with quote

steppin16 wrote:
here is the list of fish I have right now, I started this with no knowledge and just picked fish I liked to look at. after all was said and done I think I have some odd fish living together.

1 glass cat
1 blue lobster
30 or so Plities (started w/ 3)
6 tetras
1 crayfish (leftovers from fishing)
2 fancy guppies
1 severum
2 rainbow fin (forgot true name)
3 gold barbs


I did have a sunfish(bluegill) living with these fish, but then I started feeding him live guppies, and then he started eating the others, so I put in between plexi glass, and then released him back. He was big, about 7 inches. I started this tank with a bass that I caught 15 some inches, I kept him because he had a bad eye.I had to feed him mice, as feeder goldfish wouldnt cut it. when his eye got better I released him and started the tank again.

thought I would share
Jim


How big is this tank?? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but don't Rainbows need to be in groups of 5 or 6??
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steppin16
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)0:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was sold to me as a 90, but I think its a 75 gallon. its 4'x2.5'x2.5'
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)2:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, a 48" x 36" x 36" ...

That works out to be 269 gallons, or for all intents and purposes, 270 gallons
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)11:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'll eventually lose most of your fish to the crayfish. Excellent hunters and they grow fast, too. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)12:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Darkblade48"]Wow, a 48" x 36" x 36" ...

That works out to be 269 gallons, or for all intents and purposes, 270 gallons[/quote]


I made a typo so sorry, its 4'x1.5'x1.5' about 70 right?
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)15:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

steppin16 wrote:
Darkblade48 wrote:
Wow, a 48" x 36" x 36" ...

That works out to be 269 gallons, or for all intents and purposes, 270 gallons



I made a typo so sorry, its 4'x1.5'x1.5' about 70 right?


Yup, that works out to 67, which is ~ 70 gallons.

And SherryNE is right, Crayfish + Fish = Crayfish
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PostPosted: 2004.11.21(Sun)16:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your glass cat is a schoaling fish. It won't eat if you just place one in the tank. Well, thats what I read. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2004.11.22(Mon)1:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

glass cat eats like crazy, I'm not worried about that... I caught my crayfish hunting today. they crawl up plants and will sit there till a fish swims buy, then snag them, not very good at it but still the posibilty is there. they have been in the tank for 2 months and have only gotten 1 fish that I know. the platies reproducs so much I have lost count of them, and I'm not worried if I lose them. if they keep taking my good fish, ill send them down the river.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.22(Mon)22:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoaling fish will not necessarily refuse to eat when out of a shoal, but they are usually very stressed. Most hobbyists prefer to keep thier fish's companion requirements in mind.
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