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I have a 9" pleco it is now starting to attack my other fish ....so you know, in my tank I have a female, a male betta 3 redtail sharks 3" t0 5", a cat fish? it has real long whiskers and spots and is kinda spun out srry dont remember species, an african albino cichlid and a larger tiger cichlid, as well a 1 1/2 " pleco 2 danios( I am getting 3 more so they can school) and a albino red tail shark I know sounds strange although very nice community tank, I found a store that will trade for my 9" pleco....please advise me to what might work in the tank for me....I would prefer shark? thx take care....thx 4 ur time....Clint
 

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Clint what size tank are we talking about?
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Butterfly said:
Clint what size tank are we talking about?
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55 gallon
 

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Theres an awful lot of fish in that tank and that may be why the pleco was behaving like it was. I really wouldn't add anymore fish to that tank.
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Thx Carol I will take ur advise although I do blieve I shall get the 3 danios so as to school tho? yes no?
 

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lolagurl said:
pls explain y not they work better in a school of 5 or more?
 

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cuz butterfly is very knowlegdable and i think she thinks that you shouldnt add anymore because its already crowded
 

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Clint yes they do usually do better in schools of five or more but thats still adding more bio-load to an already full tank.
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lolagurl said:
cuz butterfly is very knowlegdable and i think she thinks that you shouldnt add anymore because its already crowded
K thx I guess anew larger tank is do u guyz are great thought I new fish? I know didalie wow
 

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Wahoo! now that you have that big tank you can add those danios after it cycles
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ok thx for ur reply now I have a Question..oops 1st already added the Danios sorry impatient anyways my ? is how long should I leave my tank set up till adding fish?
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Wahoo! now that you have that big tank you can add those danios after it cycles
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Clint said:
ok thx for ur reply now I have a Question..oops 1st already added the Danios sorry impatient anyways my ? is how long should I leave my tank set up till adding fish?
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Wahoo! now that you have that big tank you can add those danios after it cycles
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edit.. thx 4ur time..Clint
 

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Sorry it took me so long to post. If you are setting up a new tank, it is recommended that you run it without fish for 24 hours to let the bubbles subside. However, if you don't have any bacteria or filter media to transfer to that new tank, you should not add any fish until that new tank is cycled.
 
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hi i let my new tank and triple filter set 4 5 days i put my fish in and 1 by 1 they were dead? what i do wrong? ph was good temp was86 they all just died 1 by 1 ????????
and the weird thing was they looked like they were burnt?
head and tail were gone
emptied new tank cleaned and have new ones swimmin hope all is good i will keep posting the development.....thx 4 ur time.....Clint
 

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Your new tank was not cycled. They died of Ammonia poisoning thats why they looked like that.
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Your new tank was not cycled. They died of Ammonia poisoning thats why they looked like that.
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what is cycled?
 
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Clint said:
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Your new tank was not cycled. They died of Ammonia poisoning thats why they looked like that.
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what is cycled?
so I? killed em?
ph level is and was 83 give or t ake? why now then r my new ones fine?
 

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I wanted to know if your new tank was cycled. I don't think it has had time to cycle. If it isn't cycled then it could have killed your fish, how you described them is how they would look from ammonia burn.
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