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Fish/water lilly and fresh water aquarium


I want to purchase live water lillies for my well established freshwater 75 gal tank, will this have any adverse reaction to my current fish?
2 balas
1 cory
1 unknnown cat
1 knifesish
1 African flying fish
2 red tail shark
1 albino shark
3 guppies
1 angel
2 common pleco
1 rosey barb
10 neons
4 gold tetras
3 glass cats
And yes all tankmates are friendly with each other. ( I get this question alot)

Water lilies need a lot of care and they prefer a tall, column aquarium. water lilies are nutrient needers, they need plant specific soil, higher lighting, and often times root tabs if they are not doing well.

I'd just advise you on getting a larger tank or rehoming some of those fish. Most of those fish get way too large for that tank.


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My knowledge of fish ranges from freshwater and saltwater fish compatibility and care from easy livebearers to monster fish. I can help you set up a simple freshwater aquarium to a complicated reef tank. I would be pleased to assist anyone who is new to the aquarium hobby.


I have been in the aquarium hobby for eight years mostly dealing with large and small aquariums. I keep mostly monster fish (Arowana's, Large Cichlids; Oscars, and freshwater/saltwater eels specifically) but now that I am in college I am keeping a 30 gallon tropical community and a 45 gallon brackish aquarium while my father tends to the big monsters I left behind.

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