Well, when I got home, I did research on them and discovered they are best by themselves, as they are very aggressive. I worried about the fish I put them in with, and checked on them this morning (along with new fish in a couple other tanks), I found 2 platys (not 3) and saw the pleco being picked on.
I SHOULD NEVER HAVE PUT THEM TOGETHER!!!!!!! The poor pleco has torn fins (as do the plays) and they even picked at his "suckery" mouth!!!!!!!!! OUCH!!!!! I have brought them home and put them in my 10 gal. tank that has 2 yoyo loaches and a long finned-zebra danio. I hope everyone will be fine! I haven't looked to see the compatibility, as I am tired and need to go to bed.
Any thoughts? I hope I haven't screwed up again!!
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/ug. ... roviridis/
and most especially Puffer-Punk's article:
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/lib ... d-puffers/
High end brackish water fish. Quite aggressive. Do not keep in a tank with other fish.
One, a single, OK in 30 gallon minimum. If the personalities get along, then a couple of them in a tank double that size, but WATCH it. They may not get along.
Happy fish keeping!
One fish was missing so I brought the 2 home and took them to work with me, to find out if they would take them back. Yes, they would, JUST TO FLUSH THEM!!!!!!! They said they couldn't return them to their tank because they had been out of the store. I kept them, saying I wasn't returning them to be killed!!
I bought a 10g setup and went home over lunch and got them set up in it! I realize a larger tank is recommended, but I have done this on a show string, at the moment! the 2 seemed to be doing good - not chasing each other, etc. The one left behind at the vets home was like a rocket going after them! I am actually wondering if I should put the 2 in the larger tank and bring the aggressor home, so the residents have 2 fish to watch, rather than 1!
I added a heater this morning after I got off work. What is interesting is, they are not swimming around, like they had been, before I added the heater. The temp at that time was about 72 degrees and the water has now warmed to 77-78 degrees. Should they be in cooler water? I just got up and haven't check into that just yet.
Do not keep trying to make do with such impossible fish.
Happy fish keeping!
I'll keep researching and asking questions. I don't think where I am that there will be anyone that would know what to do - I am his best bet, at the preseent! I am thinking about contacting change.org and working to try to get walmart to stop selling fish!!!!! Having had a store before, I am picky, but don't claim to know everything - these little devils caught me by surprise!!
Thanks for your reply!
I would gladly sign that petition!Sadielynne wrote:I am thinking about contacting change.org and working to try to get walmart to stop selling fish!!!!!
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