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Old 12-30-2011, 02:59 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm a new fish hobbyist who as of 11/28/11 has a 36g fresh water tank. I cycled my tank with 2 Gourami's (kissing fish) and a Bala Shark. I have since added 2 Striped Peacock Eels, 2 more Gourami's, and 2 Leopard Skin Discus.

I have recently had an ich outbreak. 2 of the smallest Gourami's have the worst case. I have been doing frequent water changes and treating with QuickCure. I removed the carbon from my filters and turned up the heat in the tank. Water test has been good, slight spike I ammonia content. Keeping my fingers crossed and diligently watching the tank for changes.


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Welcome to Aquarium Advice Caprice ! Unfortunately, I believe that your Bala Shark will need a bigger tank. Liveaquaria says 70 gallons.

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Welcome to Aquarium Advice Caprice ! Unfortunately, I believe that your Bala Shark will need a bigger tank. Liveaquaria says 70 gallons.

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Thank you for the information. The Bala is is only about 2" now. I will keep an eye on his growth and consider relocation as he gets bigger.
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Cool fish! Very nice!
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Welcome to AA very helpful place!!! Plus nice tank!!
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