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Old 03-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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New tank and fish suggestions???

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I was thinking about getting a 20gal or maybe larger. I'd like to have some neon tetras, guppies, mollies, and a Pleco. How many of each do you suggest? I know that some are schooling fish, they are live bearers so we will have babies, and only need 1 Pleco. Also any tips on maintenance, type of substrate (gravel or sand), and cycling?? I'm new at this and want to do things right I currently have a betta as well in a 2 gal tank
Thanks for the help!!! Anything would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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I like sand, looks nicer IMO. However, a Pleco should not be held in tanks under 50 gallons. They get HUGE, and I mean like a foot long. Guppies do reproduce a LOT, and you will have to find a place to give them away or recommend them or else they will quickly overpopulated your tank.
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Guppies and Mollies will interbreed. Some like this, others don't. Take that into consideration too.
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Thank you for the advice! I will look into getting a bigger tank for the Pleco and everyone my mom had a tank with those types of fish at work and a coworker took care of it, and we loved having all of the fry and watching them grow so the interbreeding isn't a big problem. Thanks again.
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Happy to help! Be sure to go to aqadvisor.com to see if your tank size and filter are adequate.
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I'll definitely check it out we haven't gotten anything yet so that helps a lot! I figured coming here for advice would be a good idea before doing anything just yet. any other tips or info?
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Make sure you get adequate filtration and heating. Rinse your substrate well to prevent cloudiness. Live plants help too
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Thanks again I'll definitely check everything out before buying! Lol
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