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Thread: Finally got a 125 gallon fish tank for my pacu!

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    Tell me what makes you think a bag will hurt your fish?
    A net and your hand by the way will do more damage to a fishs' slime coat than a bag ever will.
    Ive been working in the fish keeping industry for nine years,
    It is infact a prefered method to catch marine fish utilizing a bag at my work place. Ive grown nearly all commercially available aquatic plant stock on the market, Ive flowered many of them in the tank as well.
    I am thoroughly familier with marinefish, invertebrates, tropical fish, freshwater plants.

    I would also seriously suggest you think about adding a second canister filter. And get started on designing that pond.

    I will also add Ive got an old friend that had a pacu that was about 2 ft long in a 135 with a blue eyed pleco and a trio of Satanoperca leucosticta.
    They are a 12" long south american Cichlid. Well my friend went into his old store one morning to find all three cichlids had been mutilated. The pacu had actually ripped thier faces off, wild animals behave unpredictably.

    If you really want to feed your fish live plants grow them in a seperate tank and then feed them the trimmings, you could also just buy a "bunch" of whatever once a week or so and then just feed them that. Dark leafy greens that have been par-boiled are aslo very healthy, just remember NO lettuce, its most water with very little nutrient content. Mostly good aquarium stores also sell dried algae sheets, these are very healthy.

    FWIW
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    I'm thinking of catching the pacu with a pillow case, the pacu might rip apart the bag in seconds, then I'll have a pcau on the floor. I've tried those algea sheets, he doesn't like them, but he gobbels up the live plants. right now he's even not accepting the algea discs, and I have to feed him algea cichlid pellets. and, I have to feed him by hand, he's such a baby, doesn't eat anything unless it comes from my hand! lol

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    Yes one bag will rip, that is why i suggested several layers of bags, a pillow case is not impermeable to water the fabric is also cabable of doing the same thing as the net.

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    thanks so much for your help! The pacus are now swimming happily around in their new home/tank [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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