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I own a 55g and keep two 6" Red's and a 8" Pacu in it. In your opinion is it a good idea to allow as much space for swimming possible? In other words, should I keep the ornaments in my tank to a minimum?
 

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I keep Amazon Swords in the back corners, piece of driftwood in the center-left and a rock cave in front of the plants in the right corner. I like it because it provides a lot of room for the Ps to swim in the front and middle but also gives them ample room to hide.
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i have one large piece of driftwood from the front left corner to the middle back and now added 1 rock i also have 1 large plant behind the wood and 2 plants on the right hand side
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I like fake Amazon Swords/plants myself. Its more convenient and less hassle than live plants.

Check out the pix Forum and check out other peoples tank set ups. It'll help and give you ideas on perfect settings.
 

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The live plants help with gas exchange resulting in more oxygen in the tank. I use live and fake plants. I just prefer live. They are also more natural.
 

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Cypher,
You may want to think about trading that pacu in for a red, unless you plan on upgrading your tank to a very large tank soon. In another year or so your tank will be way too small for the pacu, they grow very large pretty quickly. Just a thought.
 

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Yah, I know. I'm actually in the process of building a 200g acrylic L-shaped aquarium.
I can't wait. BLOODY EXPENSIVE though
 

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P's can take bites out of plastic plants, and they don't digest. And may hurt your fish.
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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I've never seen Ps eat or chomp away on plastic plants. Up root them, or detattch 'em from the base.. yes. But never seen a bite taken off a fake plant.
 

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I saw a pic of a dissected piranha lately, but can't remember if it was here at pfury or at predfish: no matter where it was, it had it's stomach full of undigested plant matter - plastic plant matter......
I can't remember wheter the plastic was the cause of death, but still: better safe than sorry!
 

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Yea I once saw a piranha in my LFS with half a plastic plant hanging out its ass. But this LFS is very concerned about their fish. They took it to a vet and got the plant out. The piranha survived.Ever since they have used live plants.
 

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I only use live plants in my tanks. In my 55 I have the center open and on each side plants and driftwood. Seems like they like the middle to swim around in.
 

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piranha 13 said:
Yea I once saw a piranha in my LFS with half a plastic plant hanging out its ass.
HAHAHA.. You should've taken a pix of it P13, and use it as an Avitar!!
 

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Well if you know how to keep up live plants in your tank than do that and put some fakes in their I have an amazon swordplant in my tank and they are oscars lol. Go with both.
 
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