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  1. #11

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    +1 to Hobbs, The Celebes Blue Eyes are great flashes of yellow (as mentioned) that can go in a 30 without issue. I had them in as dithers for Kribs for a while when I was testing to see what would work for dithers. They were to fast for the Kribs but also generally stayed top level and were awesome fish. I really dont think you have stock room for them though. You need to fill out your schooling fish.

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    Thanks for all the advice. I am not planning on getting any rainbowfish for either of my tanks. The 30 is too small, and since balas and roselines are my favorites, they aren't moving out.

    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    Great looking tank!

    your balas will enjoy the space and grow very fast-so no worries. you'll get a full tank in the very near future :)
    Thank you. I really like real plants better, but I have found balas really like them too, but for food instead of landscape. Or maybe they are just jerks and destroy them for spite. :/

    I am pretty well experienced with balas, and have never had any problems with mine growing really fast. I have only gotten them really big when I actively tried, by feeding them lots of frozen food and sending them to the gym. :D I think it also helps if you have a lower stocked tank as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    If you've only had the pearls for a few weeks, then I am not as concerned. I've found that it can take them longer than most fish to adjust to a new tank. I keep mine with roselines and rainbows, both very active fish. When I add new pearls, they stick close with the others for a period of time, until they realize that the rainbows and roselines couldn't care less about them.
    Thanks. I will continue to keep a close eye on them. They seem to forget about their fears when food comes out! Then they are right in the middle of things.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    It's always a good idea to quarantine new fish. In addition to being able to prevent the introduction of diseases and such, it gives the fish time to adjust to you and the routine, as well as making sure that the fish are eating well. Some fish will not take to the food you feed right away, so keeping them in quarantine will make it easier for you to convert them. With the pearls - if you had kept them in quarantine for the last few weeks, they would still be shy in the new tank at first, but I feel that they (and other such fish) get over it much quicker.
    Yeah, quarantine is the best idea. I am planning to set up a tank in our computer room, but that isn't anytime soon. For health precautions I put a half dose of Quick Cure in when new fish are introduced.

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