The evertonian The evertonian
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  • Posted on: 24/3/2013 21:51
What and what not to buy #1
Hi everybody

I have a community tank and I'm curious what fish not to buy, already I have in my tank ......
5 peppered cory
6 neon tetras
3 mollies ( one pregnant )
I have a 4 foot tank, and its well planted with plenty of hiding places. It's a soft watered tank. Looking for fish to/not to buy


Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
Thanks :)
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  • Posted on: 24/3/2013 23:45
Re: What and what not to buy #2
As per previous replies here what is the pH and gH of your tap water supply?

If your water is soft, Mollies are not suitable - they need very hard and alkaline water. See care sheet.

What happened to the Paradise Fish and Swordtails?
The evertonian The evertonian
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Re: What and what not to buy #3
Sold them on due to what you said
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Re: What and what not to buy #4
Im a little confused here, I thought the paradise fish had been in a while and weren't causing any problems?
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Re: What and what not to buy #5
Hi, I'm glad you seem willing to take advise on stocking but we really need to know more about your water before we can give advise on stocking.
Please post water hardness, pH and what temperature your tank is at currently. If you could also post the dimensions of your tank and other info it all would help the process along.
TK