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Old 07-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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Hi

My mum has a community tank of semi aggressive fish she has 2 parrot chilids 1 red tail shark 3 Molly's (not sure why) 1 BN pleco 1 kirbi and a clown loach

She would like to add 2 angels and a black knife fish this would be her final stoking list tho if there's still room I think the loach needs some friends

All opinions welcome

P.s 40gal long
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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That tank is waaaay overstocked as is in my opinion.

I wouldn't add anything else to it.
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Sounds a bit over stocked for a 40 gal to me as well....don't black ghost knife get a foot or more long? i think thats what my lfs owner told me.... I could be wrong.

But not going to lie surprised the mollies haven't become a treat for the red tail or red parrots.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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Red tail is only about 2 inches long so Molly's are safe for now the parrots are only very small they are juvenile bout 2 inches them selves would juvenile angels be okay and as they grow with the parrots get a larger tank ???
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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In a tank that heavily stocked I'd say the Red Tail is going to become an issue due to aggression. Clown Loaches grow WAY to big for 40G so that should be rehomed and definitely NOT given more friends. Black Ghost Knifes get huge and are predators to small fish so that would be a mistake, in addition they are vulnerable to high nitrAtes which your tank is at risk off.

In short, rehome the clown loach and no more fish is my advice.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:14 AM   #6
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Thanks I will give my mum this advice you guys are always help full thank you
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