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Old 05-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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I have a 75 gallon and I swear my fish only swim in about 10 gallons of it. Anyone know what I could do?
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What kind of fish?

Also sometimes a powerful filter flow or something of that nature can affect their decisions on where to hang out.

I have a Gourami who only stays next to the quiet side of the tank while the Blue Tetras, Guppies and Harlequin Rasbora take turns playing in the strong filter inflow (Fluval FX-5) Angels like the slower side as well.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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I have a 75 gallon and I swear my fish only swim in about 10 gallons of it. Anyone know what I could do?
Is it the same side that you feed. Mine do the same but only when I'm in the room. If I enter and don't leave and look 15-20 minutes later they are all over.
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Hmmm, I do feed mostly on that side, should I change it up maybe?
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Hmmm, I do feed mostly on that side, should I change it up maybe?
You can if you want. I like to feed on the same side so that the slower fish know where to go and get enough food. But that just me.
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You can if you want. I like to feed on the same side so that the slower fish know where to go and get enough food. But that just me.
Makes sense
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I have a 75 gallon and I swear my fish only swim in about 10 gallons of it. Anyone know what I could do?
What's the oxygen levels like in the tank a lot of the time if you increase the oxygen then they will be able to breath real easy and feel the need to scoot around the place and use up some energy! Have you got an air stone running???
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When I had my 150, every one of my knife fish and all the other fish stayed undercover, except for the gourami, who stayed mid to top level. My hub was like "what is the point, it looks like an empty tank" lol... I thought it looked peaceful.
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You also have to take into consideration that when stocking you need to get fish that use different levels in the tank. A tank that has top, mid, and bottom level swimming fish look alot more active and balanced than a tank that has fish that say only use the top level.
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You also have to take into consideration that when stocking you need to get fish that use different levels in the tank. A tank that has top, mid, and bottom level swimming fish look alot more active and balanced than a tank that has fish that say only use the top level.
I've had slight concerns about adding other bottom dwellers with my red tail shark but he does get along with a kribensis. Maybe I should add another? Or should I try another bottom dweller
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It's been years since I kept a RTS but I know I used to keep Cory cats with them and never had issues. You could get 5 or so Cory's and I don't think you'd have any problems. I remember as long as I didn't put any fish that were similar in shape to the RTS I didn't ever have issues.
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It's been years since I kept a RTS but I know I used to keep Cory cats with them and never had issues. You could get 5 or so Cory's and I don't think you'd have any problems. I remember as long as I didn't put any fish that were similar in shape to the RTS I didn't ever have issues.
Hmm, I've never thought about Cory's. Its a possibility but I was thinking something more semi aggressive
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Don't try any loaches as my RTS's never got along with them. The loaches had too similar body shape I think.
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I have 2 Cory's in my 55 and have a RTS with them and other fish and the RTS never has bothered them or any of my fish except for me gold barbs... He chased them all the time so I had to out the RTS in my 25 gal tank
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