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Old 10-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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They also get tidals of salt water to mix with the fresh, hence brackish. They don't stay in fresh.

I've kept them for years myself.
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I've kept them for years myself.
Haha that explains your username!
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I caught an episode yesterday (I'm in the UK so I'm behind) where they made a tank in an old television set. It only looked small but contained a mixture of bala sharks, red tipped sharks etc. That will end up in carnage for that poor kid,.
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I caught an episode yesterday (I'm in the UK so I'm behind) where they made a tank in an old television set. It only looked small but contained a mixture of bala sharks, red tipped sharks etc. That will end up in carnage for that poor kid,.
Yeah that episode is hated because of the stocking. Just plain stupid.
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This was the day after I had tried to explain to my partner that our 4ft 240litre tank is too small for balas. So you can imagine the conversations after watching that show!
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I saw an episode of Tanked and they had goldfish in with tetras and drAgonfish
Is this possible in real life?
Goldfish are coldwater fish and tetras are tropicals. They should not be kept together for the obvious reason of needing different temp's to thrive. But goldfish are also dirty fish that produce copious amounts of waste and ammonia requiring a lot of filtration and WC's. It is best to keep coldwater fish separate from tropicals. Yes people keep them together but it is a bad situation for all the fish involved. Goldfish kept at higher temps have shorter life spans.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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This was the day after I had tried to explain to my partner that our 4ft 240litre tank is too small for balas. So you can imagine the conversations after watching that show!
LOL thats hilarious, but sad for the fishies, i recall the episode and was so pissed! Alot of their tanks are amazing however, if only they would stock them right
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IMO the worst part of it is that after people see these shows, those that have never had fish before, think it's absolutely fine to stock tanks like this since these guys are suppose to be "experts". They always overstock and use many unsuitable fish. I think it was last season they did a "koi" tank for a business and they put in a ton of smaller 5-6" koi and also added fancy goldfish if I remember right. I think we have 15 koi in a 4000g pond and down the road am afraid we'll need a bigger or second larger pond to split the group up.
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I watched tanked for a time but when the TV set tank episode aired, I was pretty darn close to throwing my tv out in the yard. If I recall there was a Bala shark or two, and a few rainbow sharks...in a tiny tankI felt horrible for the kid who was all happy about his new tank but I'm guessing In about a month or two his fish were dead.
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No matter what they did or the way they stock the tanks someone would always slag them off

Some of the cichlid tanks they do have to be stocked that way to stop aggression

What you also need to take into account is they also maintain the tanks they install so they can add and remove fish as they grow

Them guys do that as a job and make good money out of it yet you slag them off about certain things yet you probably take the word of a spotty teenager who just works in your local fish shop at weekends
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