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Old 06-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
 
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I would gladly give more specifics if I had them, but I just have a general test kit from a pet store. Will those schools reproduce?

Also, could I keep two schools (6 to 8 each) together without difficulty?
If so, what combinations are least likely to breed and most likely to get along?
Two types of Tetras
Two types of Danios
Two types of Barbs
Two types of Rasbora

Or
Tetra/Danios
Tetra/Barb
Tetra/Rasbora
Danios/Barbs
Danios/Rasbora
Rasbora/Barb

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #12
 
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I would gladly give more specifics if I had them, but I just have a general test kit from a pet store. Will those schools reproduce?

Also, could I keep two schools (6 to 8 each) together without difficulty?
If so, what combinations are least likely to breed and most likely to get along?
Two types of Tetras
Two types of Danios
Two types of Barbs
Two types of Rasbora

Or
Tetra/Danios
Tetra/Barb
Tetra/Rasbora
Danios/Barbs
Danios/Rasbora
Rasbora/Barb
Yes, water parameters permitting. If you have two schools in a 30 gallon and that is all you have you could keep about 10-12 maybe 15 of each depending on the species size.

Honestly though, I prefer the bigger schools of one fish, they look amazing. That is just me though.

Tomorrow you can try calling the water company. They can give you that information. Usually as Calcium Hardness. Their closed now most likely (6:49pm over here).
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #13
 
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Yeah, it's already past business hours here, too.

Would this work (assuming the water is good for the species)? They're my favorites.
1 Dwarf Gourami
4 Corydoras
8(?) Tiger Barbs
8(?) Cardinal Tetras
and some easy plants
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #14
 
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Yeah, it's already past business hours here, too.

Would this work (assuming the water is good for the species)? They're my favorites.
1 Dwarf Gourami
4 Corydoras
8(?) Tiger Barbs
8(?) Cardinal Tetras
and some easy plants
That's barely 3/4s stocked so you can put more fish in there and I would not put the Tiger Barbs with Cardinals.

Tiger Barbs are more aggressive and should be in a species only tank or a large tank that will give them more room. What about Rasboras or another kind of Tetra.

I would do something like this:

12 Cardinal Tetras
12 Harlequin Rasbora
8 Cory (3" species)
1 Dwarf Gourami
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #15
 
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How about Zebra Danios or Rasboras instead of barbs? (:
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #16
 
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I like it! But the rasbora will be washed out if you don't happen to have soft water, not that nice orange.
Also, if you take good care of them, any group of fish may start reproducing. Though you should be fine with these fish, often they need to be enticed into breeding a bit more.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #17
 
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Thank you for the advice, Olympia! I haven't had a chance to call the water company, but at home tests indicate the water is soft.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
 
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Thank you for the advice, Olympia! I haven't had a chance to call the water company, but at home tests indicate the water is soft.
I study profiles at top of home page and make a pros and cons list and eliminate the ones that dont match what I have. Btw, the speech?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #19
 
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That's a good method. I'm going to go make a post in the other thread that's about it now (:
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I like it! But the rasbora will be washed out if you don't happen to have soft water, not that nice orange.
Also, if you take good care of them, any group of fish may start reproducing. Though you should be fine with these fish, often they need to be enticed into breeding a bit more.
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This is also true for any fish that enjoys soft water.

The danios will work, but personallu i dont like that fish. Rasboras would work too.

Get us a number on the calcium and we can give you some better advice
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