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Need input on my 240 gallon stocking list
Old 09-19-2009, 03:00 AM   #11
 
OH, and i was going to ask if anyone had any more suggestions as far stocking/filtration goes. Do i have too many fish? Do i still have room? Too much filtration, too little? Any other fish that would go well with my tank? I'd like to get another dragon bichir, but since mine died before it was full grown i'm not sure if it can eat cories/barbs or not. I haven't been able to get a straight answer on that.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:43 AM   #12
 
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I've got a school of nine. They are extremely super peaceful. I've had them over a year and I've never seen an act of aggression from any of them. Very fast tight schoolers when they get frightened and are on the move. When they are relaxed they loosen up quite a bit. You've got to keep the tank covered at all times when you keep these barbs as they can really jump when startled. Mine seem to spook pretty easily but maybe I just walk up to the tank to quickly. They don't bother my plants at all. They are great fish and if I had an 8' tank like you're going to have I'd get a school of at least 18 of these barbs, even if it meant having to pare back your school of tigers.

Do well in school and good luck on finding a job!
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #13
 
Thank you. I'm hoping to find a job without too much trouble, but i guess we'll see how that works out. Unfortunately things are on hold until i can find one. So the quicker i get a job, the quicker this tank will be a reality.

Thank you for the info Kymmie . I'm planning to have at least 10 roselines. I'm not sure i'm willing to cut my tiger barbs back though, I really like my tiger barbs. I'll probably start with the tigers, then add the 10 roselines (in small numbers). Then once i see how that goes i'll try to add more as i can. If i can get 12-15 roselines, i'll be happy. The more i can fit the happier i'll be, but i can make due with 12+ if it comes to it.

Edit: How much did you pay for yours? and do they spend much time on the bottom/lower portion of the tank?

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Old 09-19-2009, 12:22 PM   #14
 
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My LFS had them marked as $40.00 but they sold me nine for 280.00. Pricey but their beauty justifies the cost, IMO. Mine school in the mid to lower levels.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #15
 
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My LFS had them marked as $40.00 but they sold me nine for 280.00. Pricey but their beauty justifies the cost, IMO. Mine school in the mid to lower levels.
Wow, You got a great deal on yours!

I'm not sure what they go for locally. I met someone from a local forum at a fish store i had never been to, to pick up a tank stand from him. I got there with like 10 minutes before close and moved quickly through all of their stuff. I saw some roselines. Honestly i'm not sure if they were for sale or displays. I didn't have time to check. I plan on going back when i have more time to check them out better. We're yours hardy or did you have problems with yours? Sensitive fish don't bother me, I keep plenty.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:03 PM   #16
 
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My LFS keeps their ph at 6.5 and mine is 7.8 so I did the slow drip acclimation. Not a problem other than when going from the bucket to the tank you have to be careful. I wasn't expecting them to possess such jumping ability. Some of them almost ended up on the floor!
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:58 AM   #17
 
Haha. I've heard they are good jumpers. So are a few of the other fish i'll have.

I've heard on a local forum that i may be able to house a dragon bichir in this tank once all of the other fish are grown. So i'll probably give that a try. If i notice any cories missing i'll put him in one of my other tanks. But i'd like to at least try it.

I asked my girlfriend if the roselines were for sale at the store we went to, and she confirmed they were. She said she was pretty positive they were under $40, but she couldn't remember how much they were listed for.

And i generally do a drip system for all of my fish, so i have that covered.
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