Samuel Garza wrote:i dont see any problems wiht the set up, what do u mean by who should i remove?
i am not very good wiht the water conditions required for all those species but i see a good tank( i would put some more in there but that is just me)
Shark Bait wrote:I aggree that 4 balas is too many.
But you've got that sorted out already so thats good.
The gar should be fine in that tank for a time, but my guess is that he will reach a length that the 120 will not be able to accomodate eventually.
Most Gar get pretty darn long. So i think he'll eventually need a wider tank. But he'll work in there for a little while (not sure how fast they grow)
The pleco and raphael are no problem
Neither are the crayfish and snail. (Just dont get too attached to them)
With the gar, pleco,raphael, and 2 balas, you arent really overstocked or anything. You could afford another fish. You just need to watch their growth and find a home for the gar if its getting too long. If it were me (just personal opinion) I would ditch the pleco and get something that poops a little less.
Thats mostly if its a common pleco. The smaller species are no big deal.
Shark Bait wrote:I've seen those for sale in "The other pet store".
You probably have Xenentodon cancila. THey get around 12-13". They are freshwater/brakish. But since you have plecos, you wont be able to make it a brakish tank. He could do fine in a freshwater, but time will tell.
He should do fine in a 120. :fro:
They can open their mouths extremely wide and will try to eat most anything smaller than them and in some cases, larger than them. > so keep an eye out for the snail and crayfish in the future.
THey do best in a school, so if you wanted, you could get 1 or 2 more. But i would not get any other fish. They tend to spook easily.
They will spook and jump against your hood, so You'll want a good fitting hood. Though they can hurt themselves pretty bad when they hit it, so do what you can to prevent him from getting spooked .I would use quite a few plants in your tank. You'll want to provide more cover.
Samuel Garza wrote:sorry about that, i have never seen balas that big even thou i have read about their max size i dint think about it. is ur 120 a long or square tank? if long 2 should be just fine.
Shark Bait wrote:Well, they do get big. Around a foot each. That certainly is not the biggest fish in the home aquaria, but a foot is a lot of fish and 4 of them would be too much. We just like to list the fish's potential size. It might take them a while to get that big, sure.
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