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What shall i put in my tank?

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Marne Fri 17-May-13 18:53:58

I have lost a few fish over the past week, partly due to some new platy bringing in fin rot and white spot and partly because of high Ph. The platy are now the only healthy ones other than my plecs. I am going away and leaving dh in charge of them next week so chances are I will lose some more fish. I am fed up with guppies, although they are fun to bread I find them hard to keep alive for longer than a few months.

The tank is 160ltr, I have left (my 2 bn plecs), 3 mollies (one which doesn't look well after having white spot, he had this when we bought him with the platy), 3 platy and 3 or 4 guppies (very young ones). I am expecting a few to die when I am away as dh doesn't have a clue what he's doing. So I am kind of waiting until the mollies and guppies have gone before I buy new fish. I fancy a change, what can I keep with my plecs?

EauRouge Fri 17-May-13 21:27:09

What's your water like?

You've had so many problems with that tank, I'd be tempted to strip it all down and start again. Can you move the plecs into another tank temporarily?

Marne Sat 18-May-13 19:10:23

Water is ok other than the night ph but seems this is due to the tap water ( several local fish keepers are having the same problem ), I could strip it down and fill it with water with a lower ph. The places seem to be the only thing that's doing well in the water. Are there any fish that don't mind a high ph?

EauRouge Sat 18-May-13 19:14:19

Some of the African cichlids like high pH, they might need a specialist set up though. How high is it? That might be why your plecs aren't spawning.

Marne Sat 18-May-13 21:33:16

It's quite a high/deep tank. For some reason. Y plecs seem more active today but they still seem to be avoiding each other sad the male has always been quite grumpy though, the females a lot more active.

MacaYoniAndCheese Sat 18-May-13 21:35:47

Zebra Danios do really well with Platys and Mollys and they are extraordinarily hardy and long-lived if a little boring.

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