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    Hi. I'm fairly new to fishkeeping and currently only have one tank and a 45 gallon patio pond. It's a 28 gallon bowfront and has six inhabitants 1 pictus cat, 3 scissor tail rasbora, many nitrite snails, 1 hatchetfish a freshwater mussle and 2 zebra danios( the rest were eaten by the pictus) anyway Is their room for any other tankmates or is this it?

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    Allways nice to see a new face. Dont hesitate to contact me or a mod if experince any problems.

    As for your question. How big is your pictus?
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    Thanks. My pictus is about four inches and growing.

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    I think you have room for a few more fish if the bioload from the snails isnt too big. I would recommend that you increase the number of fish of one of your existing species. This can however be hard with the pictus cat in there eating fish. You might want to consider re-homing the pictus and get more schooling fish instead.
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    Welcome to AC!
    All of your fish are schoolers that need a group of 6+.
    I'd rehome the pictus, they're quite active and as yours ate some of your fish, I wouldn't be surprised if it ate some of our others.
    I'd rehome the pictus, up the schools of danios, rasboras and hatchets to 6, and get a school of cories for the bottom. Pictus would need at least a 55 since they're "large" and need a school.

    Do you hatchets jump out of your tank? If they do, then I'd rehome the last one.

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    Welcome to the AC you've already had responses from some of the best people on the forum so i just want to welcome you to the school.

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    Welcome...I agree with re-homing the pictus, and upping the shoals on the fish you have to 6-8

    I've no experience with freshwater mussels

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    As for freshwater clams, I wouldn't have them. They need a constant supply of free floating food, like 'pea soup' algae, because they're filter feeders. If they die, which is likely, they'll foul up your tank and release lots of ammonia, which is dangerous.

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