08-05-2011, 01:23 PM
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also i was looking into these species for my tank: |
Cardinal, pepperment, Panda, and Rummy Nose Tetras
and some Cories.
any opinions on those? i was never a tetra fan before for some reason but as i walked through my LFS i kind of liked the differences and they caught my eye.
the rosaline sharks have been on my "to get" list for a while but they are pretty expensive so i have put it off till now.
You can read info on some of these fish in our profiles, click on the shaded name [if the name in posts is exactly the same as used in the profile it will shade, common or scientific]. Roseline shark is actually the Denisons Barb. Odessa Barb. Many species of Corydoras are included under "Catfish" section. Three rainbow fish species are under the "Atherinids" section. Many tetra are under the Characins; the Panda Tetra is under Dawn Tetra and as noted there this is not a good community fish, I would avoid it. Cardinal Tetra and Brilliant Rummynose Tetra need soft acidic water, so I would consider waiting to see how acidic your tank becomes, or maybe diluting the water with pure or soft water; we can discuss later.
Redtail Botia is Yasuhikotakia modesta
also sometimes called Blue Botia; not in our profiles yet, but it reaches 7-10 inches, will really dig in the substrate, needs a group (like all loaches, they are highly social fish) so you may want to reconsider; a 60g is not a lot of space for this fish, and it will certainly limit plants and other fish species. A group of 5-6 7-inch loaches that actively dig will decimate a planted tank.