32 Gallon Tank Pics

Tylee

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HI everyone!

heres some pics of my 32 gallon and my fish... I'll be getting a bigger one soon to house the bala shark as they grow!

I also have a 10 gallon Q tank housng some platy fry born on xmas day! unfortunatly a lot of the fry got eaten because they were born in my main tank I am now left with 6 in the Q tank.
 
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Thanks all! that is anarchis you see in the corner atm, I'll be getting some more plants soon as well as replacing some old ones as the crabs like to get there claws on them!!!

I LOVE my betta, hes my favourite! such a curious fish! I especially love the colours! red with that tint of blue as soon as he hits the light!
 

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those crabs are not suitable for a freshwater aquarium. They need regular access to air and they need some brackish water.
Unfortunatly the pet stores will tell you that they can manage in a normal fish tank without any problems.
 
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once again the so called "EXPERTS" at the LFS are wrong! haha! the crabs have access to air (they climb up piping and I usually find them ontop of the internal filter!!) but not the brackish water, they seem happy enough but what should I do??? I would se up my 10G tank for the crabs but I have the platy fry in there! :-\ will they survive?
 

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HI there! Love your tank! Don't know anything about crabs, but I hope you can keep them...makes the population so interesting in your tank. How does your betta get along with the others? Do they nip those pretty fins? I would like to rescue a betta from the LFS but am afraid it wouldn't be happy with my tank's companions...
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If they are the type of crabs I think, fiddler crabs? then they will live about 6 months in fresh water before they die, best to put your platy fry in your main tank as soon as they are suitable size then make a tank special for the crabs.
 
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thanks denise! yeah I love the crabs! hope I can keep them too!

The betta gets along absoloutly fine with the other with the exeption of one of my female platys! shes pregnant so I guess its the same as humans (need more food? just a guess!) I think she thinks its blood worm because the fins are such a bright red! other than that I havn't had a problem... but I wouldnt like to say what theyd be like together when the bala sharks grow!!

What fish do you have in your tank?

Eddie
 
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thanks atm, I'm not sure what sort of crab they are, My LFS said they were Red tropical crab??? the Platy fry are growing fast but I think it will still be 3 weeks or so until I can release them into the main tank! i've had the crabs for about 1 month now so do you think they'll be ok until the fry grow a bit more???

Thanks in advance!!
 

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The fry probably don't need too long, just so their big enough so they can't be eaten, more you feed them the faster they grow, six times a day if possible, small portions each time. Yes I would think they should be ok. Do they have one claw bigger than the other? Google fiddler crab and see if it looks like yours.
 
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have googled the fiddler crab but it wasn't the right species... I googled the red tropical crab and found the species that I have (LFS was right!!! didn't think that happened! lol!) here is the link to what I found:

apparently they are fine in normal aquariums!???
 

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Keep researching. I looked for months for a freshwater crab and I couldn't find a single species. Both fiddler crabs and Red claw crabs (the kind sold in lfs) need brackish conditions and they won't last much longer than a month. Both my boyfriend and I picked up some fiddler crabs and we lost them within the first month, twas very sad.
 

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I love your tank, and all of your fish and plants in it I love the Glass Cats, the Betta, the Pleco, and the Sharks It's a good thing you're getting a larger tank because the kinds of fish you have will soon need it (the Pleco and the Sharks).
 
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haha! thanks isabella! I should be going looking for the new tank next week! any recommendation on size I should get ??? I wouldnt say no to 2 tanks ;D
 

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The biggest you can afford is the best that way you can get more fish/larger fish and your not so limited. Don't buy hex, octagon, tall, tanks. Bow-fronts are ok and long tanks are the best and normal rectangle ones.
 

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