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Old 09-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Fish to replace my bala

I lost my bala to a dumb mistake the other day and am going to get something to replace him tomorrow since my roommate works at petsmart and has 30% off. I am thinking of getting 2 Denison barbs to add to the 3 I have already. The tank mates are 2 angelfish my 3 denison barbs 2 bristlenose Plecos 1 pictus and 2 striped Raphael catfish. Would that be best or are there some other nice active fish I could get. It's a 55 gallon tank by the way
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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I lost my bala to a dumb mistake the other day and am going to get something to replace him tomorrow since my roommate works at petsmart and has 30% off. I am thinking of getting 2 Denison barbs to add to the 3 I have already. The tank mates are 2 angelfish my 3 denison barbs 2 bristlenose Plecos 1 pictus and 2 striped Raphael catfish. Would that be best or are there some other nice active fish I could get. It's a 55 gallon tank by the way
Probably best to find out why the shark died first before getting new fish
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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Probably best to find out why the shark died first before getting new fish
They Alrdy know the reason they sai to a dumb mistake
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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He died because I forgot to add the water conditioner after a water change.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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I've done that. I once killed an entire tank of fire rasboras that way. I felt so bad.

I would go with the denison barbs, personally. They are so nice looking I would just want to have more.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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I've done that. I once killed an entire tank of fire rasboras that way. I felt so bad.

I would go with the denison barbs, personally. They are so nice looking I would just want to have more.
:O oh dear. Touch wood. I havent done this yet, but then i treat the water before putting it into the tanks.
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:O oh dear. Touch wood. I havent done this yet, but then i treat the water before putting it into the tanks.
I fill every tank with a Python so I dose as the tank is filling, except for that unfortunate instance. I've been in the hobby for over ten years and at least I've managed to only do it once.
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I fill every tank with a Python so I dose as the tank is filling, except for that unfortunate instance. I've been in the hobby for over ten years and at least I've managed to only do it once.
Yeah and it must of taken at least 5 to get your 9000 posts! Accidents happen and im sure ill do it one time, probably as soon as i get a tank too big for using 25l drums for pwc.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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I got the 2 denison barbs to add to my school. I can't wait till they grow bigger. They are doing well in the tank with the ones I already have. Here are some pics of the new ones
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Pretty fish good luck with them
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Those look super nice! They are pretty plump, which is good. I'm sure they will color up in no time.
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Nice barbs.
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Beautiful fish!!!!
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Thanks. I am excited for when my new ones color up to match the ones I had already.
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