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Old 12-31-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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Hey you guys haha.
I'm a complete newbie although my father did have 5 6footers when I was younger I've taken the hobbie on myself. Just recently bought a stocked aquarium (60ltr) with 8 fish (6 tetras and 2 algae eaters one of which is a catfish) any advice greatly appreciated. Here's a few pics of my aquarium thanks guys and girls Click image for larger version

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Old 12-31-2015, 07:49 AM   #2
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Welcome AA!
The catfish is a synodontis Eruputus.
They like groups and get big....
Nice looking tank.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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Thank you
The guy I bought the tank off has had it for four years would it get bigger than that? And thank you as I said I'm just starting up so hoping to get it looking nicer by adding more decor and other fish. Any advice?


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Old 12-31-2015, 07:55 AM   #4
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I also have this fish but it's looking Abit poorly Click image for larger version

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Some articles and links which may help. A water test kit is always worthwhile.


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Thank you for that. Any advice on a decent water testing kit?


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Scrap that last comment just looked on the link and on eBay and found it thank you.


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Most here use the liquid API kit Dela linked.
Second cat fish looks like a common 'marble' plecostomus...
They get pretty big and are big waste producers.
He may not look well since I see no driftwood in the tank???
They eat wood and fish food more then algae...
The two cats would be best going to a larger tank(possibly trade to LFS)...
A bushy nose(BN) plecostomus is a smaller and mayhelp you with water quality vs.two big cats.
Niether are eating algae of any worth for you or the tank IMO...
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Hi am new to this. I've had a goldfish for several years. I'd say at least 7 years. He's grown to be pretty good sized. His name us Spot. Lol
Anyway he's always been by himself because over years I have put other fish in tank with them & he then chases them around not allowing them to feed until they die. He even did it to a couple algae eaters. Forced them into a shell & they woukdnt come out & they died. He's a butthole like that. But that's not my problem. Couple months ago we moved him from 10 gallon tank to 100 gallon. He'd really gotten too big for 10 gallon & until last few weeks seemed to be living n swimming along happily. He started getting a growth on his side & it has continued to grow. I've googled growths & nothing I've found looked like his growth. It's still growing & we can actually see what looks like blue gravel inside him. The aquarium gravel is blue & white. Is it really possible he's eating this gravel??? He's started having trouble swimming & has recently been taking to laying on bottom of tank I know that's no good. He still eats his fish food tho. & I just witnessed him pick up a blue Rock & not spit it out. I don't want him to be suffering & I don't know what to do to help him.
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