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I inherited this tank and need to figure out what I have so I can add a few more. I think Squirt is a jewel but I'm not sure about the other two. The poor middle child is getting his butt kicked and he needs some company to absorb some of the aggressions Spike is directing toward him. And yes... I do name my fish. People name their dogs and cats don't they?

Anyway, hopefully someone here can help me out. Thanks!
Spike
Underwater Fin Arapaima Fish Marine biology

Middle child
Water Fin Underwater Fish Marine biology
Squirt
 

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Thanks for letting me know what I have. Basically a mess of incompatibility. I do have some caves, rocks and plants ordered to provide cover. Hopefully I could provide a healthy environment for them and maybe find someone local to do some trading with.
 

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Wow, and the mystery deepens 😱

while I was watching the tank last night Spike harass Middle child and MC came back at him and flashed bright red from below the gill plate.

I'm trying to get my hands on a 10 gallon tank for MC to rest in from the women I got the tank from. Definitely not a good permanent solution but it should help for the short term.

Thanks again for all the help! Everyone's been providing amazing information about these guys in helping me provide the proper environment.
 

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The 55 is very much an old school configuration at the moment since I'm using what I had in storage. Whisper Power Filter with the bio-bag, Penguin Bio-Wheel 160, eheim canister filter with noodles and carbon, and an undergravel with reverse flow powerhead.

I'm going to move the Bio-Wheel to the 10 gallon along with some gravel and water to seed the tank.

Luckily I haven't forgotten everything from my old days 😉 I really hate killing such beautiful animals.
 
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