Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name


  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Default How to run hospital tanks

    0 Not allowed!
    I work at a pet store and we have 140 tanks on the floor. We have 2 hospital tanks. That is extremely few hospital tanks for the number and diversity of fish that we have. The problem I am having is fish compatibility.

    Tank 1
    20 Gallons
    All Goldfish

    Tank 2
    29 Gallons
    First half community
    Second half large cichlids (African and South American combined)

    The biggest issue I am having is I have nowhere to put small cichlids when they get sick. If I put them with the community fish they pick on the guppies/mollies/platies to death, and the guppies always die. If I put them with the bigger cichlids they are probably going to die.

    Now before you ask, no I am not allowed to get a third tank. Despite how obviously necessary it is. I am allowed to put in another tank divider, or breeder box, or something of than nature to separate them. But a 3rd tank is completely out of the question for some reason. A second divider in the 29 gallon would be possible to get, but fish frequently are able to get by the divider we have. A handful of times I have witnessed a stupid platy sneak by the divider only to be eaten by an oscar on the other side.

    How can I make the best of this bad situation? A second divider in the 29 gallon? A mesh breeder box to put all guppies in so they won't get picked on? I am pretty lost. Is there a good way to divide these tanks?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    FEMA Region III

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    For all the kind words! - Brookfish   For your kind words & you need a cory - Celtic Fins   Congratulations on your awards - Celtic Fins   Kudos on the nicest comet gold Ive seen in awhile! - MCHRKiller   for being relevent to the irelevent - smaug   


    0 Not allowed!
    What is the average number of fish you have in these sections?
    29: Harlequin Raspboras, Zebra Danios, Black Skirt Tetras, Platies, Neon Tetras, CAE
    10: Otos, Amano Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp

  3. #3


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    What is the average number of fish you have in these sections?
    They range from full to full beyond reason.

    It's not so much about the number of fish, but the simple fact that I have 3 sections to divide all our fish when I need at least 4. Dividers aren't very effective. Fish sneak by them all the time. Then my other option is breeder boxes, which are too small. Maybe I could get away with a breeder box for each small cichlid. There aren't usually more than a few of them.

    Basically I'm hoping there is another option I haven't thought of, but I'm not sure there is.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    New Zealand

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Since you can't have a real severum - ScottishFish   Thanks for the help stocking my aquarium! - tate8   A dontation for your school of Neons. - steeler1   They don't have your loach but this one is closer to yours than a clown loach. - steeler1   A television for you, while I rearrange. :) - tate8   


    1 Not allowed!
    Out of interest, why is it you aren't allowed any more hospital tanks? That seems absolutely ridiculous to me. The "hospital" tank can't even be doing much good if the fish are crammed in like sardines and eating each other.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    South Dakota

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    very helpful! - salman   For your awesome math post, lol. You deserve it - Mark Lathrop   【ツ】 - korith   For helping the turkey cross the road - mommy1   Thanks so much for your help! - Slaphppy7   


    0 Not allowed!
    From a business perspective, I can see why they might not be able or willing to devote resources to rehabbing stock that will be difficult to sell.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts