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post #21 of 35 Old 03-26-2008, 08:00 PM
I just can't understand why you would need help stocking your tank, Cody. You seem so knowledgeable. I may ask for opinions as far as a theme, but the stocking is my choice. Is the tank for your enjoyment or that of others? Just a passing thought.
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post #22 of 35 Old 03-26-2008, 08:06 PM
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drop small schooling fish alltogether and get an ABF? they look cool and eatanything that moves that fits in their mouth. i feed mine ghost shrimp it now refuses anything else. except the occasional sinking shrimp pellet that doesnt sink. though they do tend to just hang around at the surface.

just another idea if ya like "odd" fish. i personally dont have a tank without an odd fish or without planning on one. thats my preference if it helps it helps if it doesnt it was lupins idea

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I just can't understand why you would need help stocking your tank, Cody. You seem so knowledgeable. I may ask for opinions as far as a theme, but the stocking is my choice. Is the tank for your enjoyment or that of others? Just a passing thought.
Enjoyment, basically. I just dont know who can go with what. I mean, I want to do the second option I listed, but would that be too much?

King, thanks for the ideas, but no LFS near me sells ABF's. I do like odd fish, but I have always wanted a bigger tank for that kind of theme.
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post #24 of 35 Old 03-27-2008, 06:34 PM
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i forgot kribs were bottom dwellers.

anyway.... i would go with the last option because i dont think having kribs,RTBS, and rams would be a good idea. they are all a bit aggressive (rams are even more agressive when breeding too) and there might not be enough territory for all of them. i have never had rams but bettababy and others have said that they need quite a bit of room to call their own.

a pleco wouldnt be a bad idea. there are definately some interesting ones out there.
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i forgot kribs were bottom dwellers.

anyway.... i would go with the last option because i dont think having kribs,RTBS, and rams would be a good idea. they are all a bit aggressive (rams are even more agressive when breeding too) and there might not be enough territory for all of them. i have never had rams but bettababy and others have said that they need quite a bit of room to call their own.

a pleco wouldnt be a bad idea. there are definately some interesting ones out there.
Hmm, all right. I will need to ask around a few places to see what people say.

New thought: Instead of a pleco, could I add a handful of Otos?
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post #26 of 35 Old 03-29-2008, 08:21 PM
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otos are nice and small. a handful of them should be ok.
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post #27 of 35 Old 03-29-2008, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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All right, this is what I *would like* to do.

-1 RTBS
-2 Kribs
-1/2 Gold Rams
-5/6 Platies - 5 would be all Red Wags, and six may be 2 different color variations.
-At least 4/5 Ottos.

How does this setup sound?
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post #28 of 35 Old 03-31-2008, 05:26 PM
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well its a bit much but you should be able to do it if you keep up with water changes. and the ottos dont need a lot of swimming room so yeah i think you can make that work.
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well its a bit much but you should be able to do it if you keep up with water changes. and the ottos dont need a lot of swimming room so yeah i think you can make that work.
Yea, thats what I thought. Ottos have low bio-loads and dont need too much room (but need soft algea). Plus, I would need the clean water for the Ottos and Rams.

I am fine with my WC's; at least 15% a week, if not more.
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post #30 of 35 Old 03-31-2008, 10:17 PM
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Are Otto's considered bottom fish? I've had my GBR for almost a week now and he's by far my fav fish in the tank. He comes right over to me when I sit down and I'm trying to get him to take food from me. I would definitely suggest the Rams. I'm really tempted to get more myself!

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