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Hi friends!
My stepson has a tank at his mom's house and she let him go pick out some new fish. Here's what he's got going on:
Tank size: 46 gal
Tank already had the following in it: Yoyo Loach and a rainbow shark.
Then he went today and bought the following: a clown knife fish, 2 jack dempseys, a seemingly very pregnant Kribensis, and 3 snails.
Some plants in the tank.

He did a big water change with NO water conditioner and added aquarium salt.
I already see big issues with the tank mates- different needs and different temperaments... what would you suggest to make the tank more compatible?
He says he will rehome the knife fish when/if it starts to get too big.
 

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He needs to rehome basically everything.

The best question before proceeding though is what are the water parameters at that house, and then does he want an aggressive tank, semi-aggressive or community?
 
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The shark, Krib and a Dempsey died. The loach was eaten by the knife fish I believe he said. I've offered to test his water with my kits and he's not taken me up on it. he's not done a water change even after the death in the tank. It's kind of a hopeless situation
 

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Wow!

Poor fishies :(

Definitely looking like a hopeless situation, keep trying though but I don't hold out much hope on this guy changing his pattern.

Perhaps you could suggest he to keep pet rocks instead of fish....
 

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