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Old 12-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question hello from scotland

hello im abby from scotland looking for some advice just went from a 65L tank to 125L tank i have two plecos three clown loaches two very big goldfishes and two x-ray-tetras, been keeping fish for about two years and now need advice myself. on why there swimming around erratically and banging against the side of the tank checked ph it was 6.0 and 0.0 nitrate left the lighting off just now and covered the tank,all fish were moved safely and did'nt have any problems to begin with now when the lights are on they freak out
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Just wanted to welcome you here. Welcome !! Don't know answer though sorry. Do t know liters ether.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #3
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its about 28 gallons
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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its about 28 gallons
Oh ok what are the other parameters in the water like the ammonia? Make sure no one is getting bullied. Any signs of illness?
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the ammonia is 0.0 and theres no bullying. not sure about illness i moved them from there old tank quite recently im trying hard not to stress them but whenever i turn the lights on they hide at the back of the tank and dart around don't know if it's ich or there scared of there own reflections????
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the ammonia is 0.0 and theres no bullying. not sure about illness i moved them from there old tank quite recently im trying hard not to stress them but whenever i turn the lights on they hide at the back of the tank and dart around don't know if it's ich or there scared of there own reflections????
Could be reflection because ich has white powdered spots on their body. You will know if you do.Don't think is symptom Do have them by a mirror ?
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no mirror but the tank is very reflective and when they go near the glass thay dart away and the plecos and clown loaches are hiding.


also is 28 gallons enough for my fish???
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no mirror but the tank is very reflective and when they go near the glass thay dart away and the plecos and clown loaches are hiding.

also is 28 gallons enough for my fish???
Thinking just reflection since there is no signs of anything I know of. What kind of plecos do you have? Most are fine in 28G I'm pretty sure.
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two common plecos had them for a year
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two common plecos had them for a year
They need a bigger tank! They can grow up to "18-24" inches but it takes a couple of years don't really grow too fast.
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