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Old 07-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #21
 
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Yes I'd be happy to. People tend to LOVE their loaches and all their loachy antics. I'm sure you will love yours, and when you've had them for a while I think you will better understand what I am talking about.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:30 PM   #22
 
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Ya i get that. But you could always trade them in at the lfs (or even my petco would) for some babies again. That is what i would personally do, cuz i love raising babies to adults. Its sort of like a puppy that you raise to a dog.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:46 PM   #23
 
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Ya i get that. But you could always trade them in at the lfs (or even my petco would) for some babies again. That is what i would personally do, cuz i love raising babies to adults. Its sort of like a puppy that you raise to a dog.
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Sooooooo, you trade in your grown dogs for puppies???

Yes, it IS kinda like raising a puppy to a dog. That's the whole point that I am making.....

Don't take this the wrong way, but you're talking beyond your experience.

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Old 07-05-2014, 08:53 PM   #24
 
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No obviously not. But fish are different. So back to the regular topic. Are you going to add some schooling fish?
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:19 AM   #25
 
Lets all relax and be nice guys. I don't personally care whether you keep fish to raise them to early adulthood or till they die. I took the clown loaches off a friend who had them(as 2" babies) in a 30 gallon. I knew they could grow to around 12" so I took them from him in hopes that my 4ft tank would be better than the 2ft tank they were sold in at my LFS and his 30 gallon... I personally think that a 4ft tank is large enough to let them reach adult size as I hear that they take a few years to reach that size, BUT I can agree a 6ft tank would be a much more ideal fit. I am willing to part with them if I know theres a better place for them. I like yoyo loaches better anyway.

A schooling fish would be cool too. I want an active tank with breeding and alot of movement at all levels of the aquarium.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:53 AM   #26
 
I'm thinking something like 4 bolivian rams (hopefully get at least one pair and rehome the others if need be), 5 yoyo loaches, 4 swordtails (I have found them hardy enough to adapt to a wide range of water paramaters) and a schooling fish (which I would need suggestions for)

Thoughts on this and possible changes or forseen problems?
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:29 AM   #27
 
How about serpaes as your schooling fish? Or black/white skirts?

Here's what I would do -

7 Yoyo Loaches
10 Swordtails 3m:7f (only the males have the tail extension)
2 Bolivian Rams
15 Whiteskirt Tetras
2 Albino Bristlenose Plecos

You will probably have to start off with 3 plecos if you want them so you can get a m/f pair.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:45 AM   #28
 
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Barbarian DOESN'T want plecos. So no plecos. Also i personally have found bolivians a pain to breed, though I have done it. Also serpeas or white/black skirt tetars wouls eat those fry in a heat beat. I would say do something that wouldn't eat the fry. Like pencilfish, dwarf rainbows, hatchets, or any other fish that stays at the top or have very small mouths. I wouldn't do the swordtails. If you have to have a livebearer like that, do the platys, that you wanted to begin with. Ime i find platys to be more hardy. I had them breeding when the ph was below 6. The swordrails never even really thought of it. How about angels? There pretty easy to breed and raise the fry. Plus more will probably survive, cuz the parents will be the biggest things in there, so not a lot of fish will want so go eat their babies.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #29
 
The swordtails/platies are going to make a quick meal of fry, too. There aren't fish you can keep in a tank with other breeding fish that won't eat fry. That is why breeders breed fish in species tanks.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:08 AM   #30
 
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Yup
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