Being out of stock on a lot of items can be from a number of things. They might have gone on holidays and reduced stock while away.Suggestions?
Also have you bought from Canton Aquatic in Canton TX?
Wondering if they're closing up - lots of out of stock
Very true points. They're offering nearly everything (plants) Buy 2 Get 1 and their reviews have been much lower in past 6 mo. Have been monitoring for 2 mo. Also never returned my phone call.Being out of stock on a lot of items can be from a number of things. They might have gone on holidays and reduced stock while away.
They might have issues getting plants due to cold weather.
They might be trying a new supplier or they might have had issues with a cold snap affecting their stock.
Monitor their website for a month and see if things improve. you can also contact them and see if they are getting more plants in soon. Just mention you were after a few plants but they seem to be out of stock currently, and will they be getting more in soon.
Maybe the owner has health issues or is preparing to close the business downVery true points. They're offering nearly everything (plants) Buy 2 Get 1 and their reviews have been much lower in past 6 mo. Have been monitoring for 2 mo. Also never returned my phone call.
I'm still considering them because they are within 150 miles of me and thought would be less shopping stress for plants at this time of year.
Agree. 16 fish in a 5 gallon tank neither is a good idea in my opinion.Don't mix different varieties of tetra. Either keep a group of neons, or a group of cardinals, or a group of green neons.
The Cochu's Blue tetra is not a variety of neon but is a bigger light blue tetra that does best in groups of 10 or more of its own kind. These fish either come in good, or all die within a few days of being brought into the country. If you find them in the shop tank, ask how long they have been there for and if they have lost any at all. If they have had them for several weeks with no losses, then buy a big group of them and put them in a well established tank with lots of plants.
In a 5 gallon? I would never do that.I'm considering getting 4 different neon varieties, 4 of each (Green, Green Fire, Cochu's Blue and Cardinal). Do you think they would school eventually? Have a planted 5 gal Marineland Portrait tank.
Thank you everyone for the candid advice. This is Exactly why I joined this forum.Going back to tetras, a 5 gallon tank is too small for any tetras I'm afraid.
Edit - just seen your other post with the dimensions - a tank with a 12 x 12 inch footprint is way too small for any fish except perhaps a betta on its own. And looking at the images of the tank on-line, there is a sectioned off area at the back of the tank which makes the fish space smaller than 12 x 12 inches, more like 9 or 10 x 12 inches.
I don't want the betta to be bored, was hoping he could have a buddy to interact with. And I don't want him beating up the catfish.
Would 3 fish be too many?
Maybe a female Pearl gourami? I know they're kinda big - but I've always loved them.
So - no Dory? go with a shrimp to do clean up on the plants?Bettas are not community fish, and the males are inherently solitary so the lone betta in this planted tank would be anything but bored...he would be very happy and lucky. Don't risk his life by adding any other fish.
Snails work, and sometimes shrimp (though a betta is able to eat shrimp).