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I Think I Need Help.
February 1, 2008
8:02 pm
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Ross
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ok i think i might have gone a little crazy this last week

i have 3 tanks, 1-160litr i think, 1-110l and 1-50l.

i have a black ghost in the 160l tank with 7 angel fish, 2 cory sterbai, 4 platys (maybe but not sure) 2sword tails and 5 tiger barbs
oh and 2 sucky fishy that i havent a clue about

in the 110l ihave 2 eels (which are missing) they are 3 inches long, 14 neon tetras, 6 guppys, 5 corys but dont know type plus probably 12 small red shrimps and maybe 15 other small tetra type fish.

in the 50 litre i got 6 goldfish in there

my problem is this.

my eels are missing. i havent seen them for 2 days. my tanks are only just cycled /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> (my girl was crazy for fish), and i havent a clue what all the fish are. if i can attatch pics would anyone be able to help me id them?

all the tanks are clean and im doing 3 water changes a week to make sure that the fish dont suffer dirty water with nitrates and stuff. all tanks have air going in a well as the filter mixing up the surface
and the 110l has 2 filters

i have a tank in england which i have had 1 year and my bro looks after but i now live in norway with these 3 tanks. so im a novice with fish to be honest. i feed all with flakes and some sinking pellets and also blood worms daily. normally about 7 ish when i get in. any advice would be very welcome thanks.

also i bought most of the small fish over 2 days about 4 days ago

February 1, 2008
8:17 pm
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Hi there Ross, welcome to the forum /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I'll certainly have a crack at identifying your eels for you if you have pictures. If they're what I think they are they're most likely hidden in the substrate.

You've stocked your tanks far too quickly, but you seem to be aware of it and are doing additional water changes. Do you have any test kits? You should be able to reduce maintenance down to a single water change per week once things settle down. What percentage of the volume are you changing each time at present?

By "black ghost", do you mean Apteronotus albifrons? If so you should perhaps think about returning it to the shop. These get quite large and your tank is too small for an adult specimen. An adult would also find a nice meal in your smaller fish.

Your 50l tank is also overstocked; goldfish can grow to more than 30cm in length. Whereabouts in Norway are you?

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February 1, 2008
8:38 pm
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Thanks mate. i dont have any pics yet but i will try to get some of all fish and tanks, i do about 11 litres from all the tanks each at once

im planning on upgrading to a bigger tank as the ghost grows, maybe to 400l or bigger. then the goldfish can go in with it. i have strips that test all the different things and as far as i can tell nitrates are low but so is ph which i had prob with in england.
im in egersund which is below stavanger.its a great place too

how long will it take for the ghost to get up to size? its around 6" at min
also apparently the 160 tank is actually 206 but im gunna measure it and check.the sterbai are so active in it to, i have them in england but they barely swim about.

thanks for the help

February 2, 2008
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The knife could grow quite quickly with the water change and feeding regime you have. You mention low nitrates....how are the ammonia and nitrite readings? What patterning do your eels have? That community of smaller stuff sounds rather nice, by the way. What are you feeding the shrimps?

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February 2, 2008
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Nitrates are both showing as none or very low. im going to take tests in minute to check all tanks and i will post readings. i have managed to get a pic of an eel so i will post but im not sure how to put them on. i have managed to get pic of most fish and the tanks so i will post all. you are welcome to use any pics that you need for the site. well the shrimps are a little funny because i ca only find 1 at most so they may have died or been eaten but i feed all the fish, flakes, pellets and bloodworms. i put it in all the tanks ( except the goldfish dont get pellets) ive rescued the shrimps from the LFS as they where notin good shape. lots had died in tank there. 1st lot 1 survived out of 6. by the time i got them home. i live 1 hour away. but all 11 survived the 2nd trip. and i have 1 fish where its eye has been caught by something so its hanging off a bit. (dosent sound good) but he dosent seem to notice except he cant see anything on that side

think i have pic of him so i will post too.
could you explain how to upload them to you and i will do it asap.
thanks for all the help tho.

February 2, 2008
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Hey Ross, here's how to upload your pics:

When you hit "add reply" you'll see a smaller, rectangular box underneath the one where you add text, headed "attachments". All you need to do is save the pics somewhere on your computer, then click "browse" in the attachments pane. Select the file you want to upload then hit the green "upload" button. That's it! You have plenty space to play with so it should easily be enough. Send me a pm if you get stuck mate.

Cheers

Matt

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February 2, 2008
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i have tried to upload the pics but they are all between 2.3mb and 5mb each. is there anyway that i can get them to shrink or something to get them on? managed to get a good pic of eel too.

i could email them but i dont where to send them :-(

February 2, 2008
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nice 1 cheers mate i will send them now.

February 2, 2008
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i have sent them now. cheers mate for all the help.

February 2, 2008
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Cheers Ross. I'm putting them in the pictures forum now. I'll add names if I can /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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