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questions about my growing tank

so i have had my tank for about two months and its doing great i do have two important questions i would like answered i will be putting photos on later.

1. my tank is now growing in plant size and its hopefully going to get foresty but does this mean i will have to start doing co2 and ferts, if so wich method is better?
2. i have quite the amount of fish im almost done stocking with
2x paradise fish 2x bosemani rainbows, 2x corys 2x platies 3x amanos
im just wondering if these fish will get together in the long run? And my paradise seem to be pushing around my bosemanis is this just because the have only been in the tank ten minutes or what?
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1. my tank is now growing in plant size and its hopefully going to get foresty but does this mean i will have to start doing co2 and ferts, if so wich method is better?
It's not an absolute necessity. I've seen many very nice walstad tanks that run on limited nutrients. If you limit nutrients then you'll have limited growth. The reason people add CO2, fertilize, etc., is because they want faster growth and providing unlimited nutrients is a good way to get this result. If you want to do this try the EI dosing method and get a pressurized CO2 sytsem. Carbon is the most important plant nutrient and getting CO2 stable and consistent is vital.


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2. i have quite the amount of fish im almost done stocking with
2x paradise fish 2x bosemani rainbows, 2x corys 2x platies 3x amanos
im just wondering if these fish will get together in the long run? And my paradise seem to be pushing around my bosemanis is this just because the have only been in the tank ten minutes or what?
thankyou
Paradise fish are really aggressive. They're like betta's on steriods.

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thanks blue jack but will these paradise fish do anything serious its a male and female pair so will they bother eachother, also with more plants will there be less of a chance of that they will fight also my paradise fish are about full grown i think so will they be any more agressive than they are now.
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The male can get aggressive with the female and other fish, especially around mating. Plants and hiding places do help, but not if the tank is small. I don't think they'll outright kill any of your fish, just make life really stressful. You might notice a fish residing in the top corner of your tank to stop getting picked on.

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ok i think i will just monitor it and get some floating plants i need some any way so i will see what is happening. i am most conserned about my shrimp though the paradise fish dont seem to be bothering them and i do feed them a carnivore diet.
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