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Old 08-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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New member here.
I am really enjoying all the posts I have been reading. Lots of good advice and tips.
I have a 29 gallon planted tank.
Current Stock:
5 neon tetras all female
3 Bala Sharks almost 2 inches (they will be moved when too large for the tank)
3 Red Wag Platties 2 female one male
5 Zebra Danios
1 Pleco
Can anyone suggest another tank mate? Im interested in snails, shrimp and frogs.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Do you know which species of pleco you have? Some reach 2 feet long.

You'd be best served moving those bala sharks now. If you wait until you feel they're too big for your tank, they're probably already suffering from stunted growth. The balas require roughly 50 gallons for juveniles, 100 for adults.

Frogs do best in species-only tanks as when kept with fish, they quite often don't get their fair share of the food. There are many options for snails or shrimp, what do you like?
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Do you know which species of pleco you have? Some reach 2 feet long.

You'd be best served moving those bala sharks now. If you wait until you feel they're too big for your tank, they're probably already suffering from stunted growth. The balas require roughly 50 gallons for juveniles, 100 for adults.

Frogs do best in species-only tanks as when kept with fish, they quite often don't get their fair share of the food. There are many options for snails or shrimp, what do you like?
Thanks for the advice on the Balas...we will probably move them to our aquaponics system, but will wait until they are big anough not to get eaten by our catfish... ...its about 250 gallons...they should be happy there...

i like the mystery snails and i'm not very knowledgable about shrimp...
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My tank is cloudy and fish are gasping for air at the top.they r dying one by one I need some advice
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Please create your own thread, adding in all of your tank information, readings, stock, etc. and we will help.
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75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
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What kind of plants do you have? I have some similar fish and am looking to add plants if I can.
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I know that's a platy fish there ! Welcome to AA! Hope you like the site so far!
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