Hey AA Team,
New here and this is my first post. Started to maintain an aquarium [6 months ago] and wanted some clarifications/suggestions.
My fish tank details are as follows:
-TANK: 14.2 gallons / 54 liters tank [freshwater]
-ELECTRICAL: 10 watts tube light, 50 watts heater and 18 watts liquid filter
-DECORATION: base of pebbles, 2 plastic plants, a ceramic hut and bridge
-FISH: 2 angle, 6 silver dollar, 2 catfish, 1 sucker, 1 guppy and 2 tetra
-FOOD: flakes, twice daily.
So my questions are:
-Is the stocked right? Or too much?
-Can I place a shrimp/lobster [small] in the tank? More to maintain cleanliness in the tank than eye appeal.
-I do a partial water change [10%] once a week. Is it sufficient? Once a month I ensure to pump out the base of the tank too, while doing the PWC
-The silver dollars seem to be nipping each other [a few] I know that they are semi aggressive, but seldom seen them fight amongst themselves. Reason to be alarmed?
-Had placed live plants in the tank, but they were shredded with an hour, thanks to the silver dollars. Can I place a few lucky bamboos in the tank?
-Every time I clean my tank, the sucker dies. I only use a sponge [dedicated for tank] to clean the inside of the tank. This is my 6th sucker in the tank!
-The inside of the tank [glass] gets this thin film. The LFS
suggested placing a sucker. However, not seen much of a difference. Whatís the best way to get this cleaned?
-I have attached a picture of the tank. If any of the placements is incorrect, any suggestions please do let me know. Seriously, got so much more information in detail out here than from my LFS