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post #1 of 10 Old 10-31-2010, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question tank mates and size

I am ordering a 135 gallon tank 72 in length 18 in width. I currently have 2 bgk that are 4 inches and 2 Balas 4 inches. I have a trio of neon tetras as well. I was thinking I would really like to get 3 discus fish (or more). Would that size tank be big enough for all of these guys? It will be a planted tank with plenty of hideouts.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-04-2010, 08:28 AM
more then enough =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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I was/am just worried because the BGK get to be 21" and the balas 12"
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 11:09 PM
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I think you'd be fine with the BGKs and the Balas. I don't think I would do Discus with the Balas though since they are known to be rather nervous and skittish fish and may stress the Discus.

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-05-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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that was my main worry was if they would all get along. Hans and frans (balas) leave twist and shout (bgk) alone and vice versa but they were introduced into the tank at the same time. Actually the LFS had them in the same bag as well. Hans and Frans chase one another all the time and twist and Shout do the same. But if Discus are skiddish I can see that alone causing a problem.

Any suggestions for colorful fish that will be able to ignore the "boys"? Or should i just get more neon tetras?
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 01:45 AM
nooo.... neons.the become snacks later on when they fit in their mouths. maybe tinfoils will be ok.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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I bought them originally to be eaten. Noone seems to be very interested in them though. I will probably buy a few more and when/if they start getting eaten I'll switch to something bigger and buy feeder fish for the boys.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 01:25 PM
if you want feeeder fish.better breed your own.use guppies they breed real easily and you have a lot of fry at different sizes to feed your fish

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-06-2010, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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thanks I'll keep that in mind
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 02:58 AM
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5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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