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post #1 of 16 Old 07-09-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I think I have a fish list put together

Sorry for being a pain in the @#$.

Can you take a look at this list and tell me what you think? Will these be ok together and am I covered with bottom feeder?

55 Gallon planted tank.

2x Pearl Gourami
2x Opaline Gourami
Corydoras Arcuatus
African Dwarf frog
5x Rosy Barbs

Is there a tank mate, creature or plant that helps with fish wastes?

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post #2 of 16 Old 07-09-2007, 04:46 PM
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I would recommend a group or 5-6 of the cories. I can't comment on the frogs as I don't know much about them, otherwie it looks good to me.

For a clean up crew are you wanting fish? Or have you thought about shrimp/snails?
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-09-2007, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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will that many cories not be to much fish for the tank??


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post #4 of 16 Old 07-09-2007, 10:49 PM
Nix the barbs.
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-10-2007, 12:42 AM
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i agree that cories are best in a group. and i think herefishy is saying nix the barbs because they will nip the long flowing fins of your gouramis. you might want to look at some calm tetras like rummynose or black neons.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-10-2007, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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What about adding a school harlequin rasbora?


Also, what order should I put these fish in the tank?

I was also thinking about adding some crypts, vallisnerias and anubias for plants. Thoughts?


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post #7 of 16 Old 07-10-2007, 07:23 AM
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What about adding a school harlequin rasbora?
Excellent. Hengelis are also great.
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Also, what order should I put these fish in the tank?
I prefer cories going last. Gouramis will be first.
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I was also thinking about adding some crypts, vallisnerias and anubias for plants. Thoughts?
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post #9 of 16 Old 07-10-2007, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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So gouramis will be good in the tank first? I don't want to put maybe the rasbora in to help with the cycling?


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post #10 of 16 Old 07-10-2007, 08:40 AM
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Gouramis are fairly hardy and they are labyrinth breathers so they can get air from the surface. As for the harlequins, make sure the tank is completely cycled and sits for a bit before adding them, they are sensitive to ammonia.
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