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Starting 100gallon! what fish? other advice??
Old 11-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #31
 
yeah. I want so petco today and checkout there fish. they have alot of gouramis. I was going to buy a kit to test my water but i saw they have free water testing there so i think ill just bring a sample to them.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #32
 
if they test your water witha strip, be careful because strips can be inaccurate at times. The liquid tests are the most accurate. If you choose to get gouramis be aware that they will be aggressive towards eachother. You will need lots of plant cover to reduce aggression.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #33
 
alright, ill check everything out
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #34
 
i think i'm gonna stock my tank with the following..
6x dwarf cory cats
2x angelfish
4xpearl gourami
2x bolivian ram
10x zebra danio
6x golden barb

i might go with two gourami and get a few more schooling fish..
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:43 PM   #35
 
i think i'm gonna stock my tank with the following..
6x dwarf cory cats
2x angelfish
4xpearl gourami
2x bolivian ram
10x zebra danio
6x golden barb

i might go with two gourami and get a few more schooling fish..

i used aqAdvisor to figure it out
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #36
 
That sounds like a good stock. However, Angelfish should only be kept in pairs if they are a mated pair. Otherwise they should be kept in groups of 4 or even 5. I do not have a lot of experience in them, but i know people who have had them and they all say 4-5 to reduce stress and aggression. Danios are extremely hardy fish, i would introduce them first to jump start maturing the tank, followed by the barbs. The pearls are very shy, they may be initially intimidated by the barbs and danios since those are both very active fish. If you give them a couple of days to get situated. However, if they take too long to start eating, you may want to consider feeding treats like bloodworms or brine shrimp to get them to eat.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:10 PM   #37
 
is there a difference between cherry and golden barbs besides there color?
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:13 PM   #38
 
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The Cherry Barbs get to around 4cm and the Golden Barbs get to around 7cm
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #39
 
really? aqadivsor said the cherry would bother the gourami when spawning or something. why do the golds work out then
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:01 PM   #40
 
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I'd avoid putting Zebra Danios in with sedate fish like the Angels and Pearl Gouramis. They're VERY active. It's just a bad mix. You're going to stress the other fish out. I'll also double up on the advice to go with a group of five angels. I'd probably go with something like this.

6x Dwarf Corys
5x Angels
2x Pearl Gourami
2x Bolivian Rams (might could go to four in this with a 100g tank that's well planted)
20x Golden Barbs

You could do two smaller schools rather than the massive school of Golden Barbs. I just don't know what else you'd be interested. Keep researching and asking questions.
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