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Good Fish Choice for Tank

Postby ktaft » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:07 am

Hi! My name is Will (I'm 5 and 1/3) and my dad and I got a 16 gal planted fresh water tank from you about 6 months ago. (My dad is writing this).

We have in our tank: 7 neons/cardinals, 5 lemon tetras, one bleeding heart tetra, two cory sterbas, two shrimp, two oto cats and one frog. We have some wood and stone.

We had two dwarf gouarmis (?), but they both died over the past few months. (Dad comment: water condition is good, no pink for NO2/NO3, so not sure why. Anyway ....)

What South American fish should we get to replace the gouramis? I like the fact all the fish are from SA so is there a good one to add? We liked the gouramis because different from tetras and because they were at the top of the tank and our other fish are in the middle or on the bottom.

Also, I like bettas, they are cool. Could I add a betta (know not from South America)?

Thanks!

Will
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Postby Admin » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:14 pm

Hi! My name is Will (I'm 5 and 1/3) and my dad and I got a 16 gal planted fresh water tank from you about 6 months ago. (My dad is writing this).
Hi Will ! I am 47 and 2/3.

We have in our tank: 7 neons/cardinals, 5 lemon tetras, one bleeding heart tetra, two cory sterbas, two shrimp, two oto cats and one frog. We have some wood and stone.
Your fish above are all from South America, your shrimp are probably Asian, your frog is from West Africa...but it doesn't matter that much.

We had two dwarf gouarmis (?), but they both died over the past few months. (Dad comment: water condition is good, no pink for NO2/NO3, so not sure why. Anyway ....)
Hmmm, I don't know why they died.

What South American fish should we get to replace the gouramis? I like the fact all the fish are from SA so is there a good one to add? We liked the gouramis because different from tetras and because they were at the top of the tank and our other fish are in the middle or on the bottom.
Maybe Hatchet fish, only thing with Hatchets (and frogs too for that matter) is you should drop your water level about 2 inches from the top so they can jump a little... also keep the tank lid covered of course. We have a few Hatchets in stock now, and expect more Wednesday next week. They go best in a group of 4 or more, like most tetras.
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/c ... atchet.php

Also, I like bettas, they are cool. Could I add a betta (know not from South America)?
You can try the Betta, but if he misbehaves (fights with your other fish) take him out, leave him in a bowl, change his water once a week with the aquarium water.
http://unclenedsfishfactory.com/Library ... 3Beta.html

Thanks for writing Will !
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saltwater hatchetfish

Postby Admin » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:21 pm

not related...
but sort of the same shape
is the saltwater hatchetfish

third picture down at this site
http://people.cornellcollege.edu/a-carl ... umfish.htm
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Postby ktaft » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:49 pm

Ned:

Thank you for the email.

I like your choices of the fish.

I think I'll take a hatchet.

My dad and will go next Saturday.

I've seen the ocean hatchet in a case at the Boston aquarium.

See you soon.

Will
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Postby Admin » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:08 pm

get more than 1 hatchetfish... they are more comfortable in groups
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Postby ktaft » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:27 pm

Dad here, my 5 year old does not have much patience yet. Do you have 4 or 5 hatchets in stock if we visited tomorrow Sunday? Thanks, Kingsley
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Postby Admin » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:21 pm

In stock we have 6 Hatchets @5 each
we are expecting another hundred Wednesday

we will be open from 12:30 - 6 pm on sunday
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