Originally Posted by kath
i have an old fish tank in my basement that i used to use like around 4 or 5 years ago, it was quite big and i had allot of fish in it aroound 15 fish i htink i am not sure, the tank is like a 20-30 gallon tank and it is big, today i am going to go to the fish shop with my dad to se if he likes the tank that i want to get ( but i probabley wont gt it because the one that we alredy have is bigger) and to look at the fish in it and stuff....
do these fish get along well?
- neon tertras
- the sucking fish( idont now there names but there is someone brie i think hoo has one as her foto thing) they grow realy big
- and can you tell e any others that get along well with them and describe them because idont now the names of diferent types of fish ( as you can see!!)
Kath, you have to cycle the tank first before buying any fish. If you buy fish without cycling, then you'll be experiencing New Tank Syndrome which will eventually wipe out your whole stock.
Sucking fish-Avoid Chinese Algae Eater. Bristlenose plec is preferred for removal of algae.
Pls don't buy neons while your tank is cycling. Best to buy them in 6 months time otherwise they'll have to live in borrowed time. Neither are guppies that hardy these days and the way they reproduce, you'll have porblems with overstocking soon.
You can cycle using fish wastes as ammonia. However, you'll need to add bacterial sources(ask your lfs for a filter media from their filters). Put the media in your filter.
To start your tank(when cycling with fish), use zebra danios or male platies(females not allowed due to constant reproduction which will add to overstocking problems).