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post #1 of 4 Old 02-15-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Updated list:d

So heres my new and updated list:D

Boesemani Rainbowfish
Silver Hatchets
Rummynose Tetras
Harlequin Rasboras
Kuhlii Loaches
Cory cats

AND MAYBE

Cherry Barbs or Neon dwarf Rainbowfish


These will be in a 56 gallon aquarium.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-16-2012, 10:45 AM
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My first concern would be water parameters, you have fish with different requirements in this list. The Boeseman Rainbowfish need basic water, they do not do well long-term in soft acidic water. The rummynose Hemigrammus bleheri are just the opposite; while they may manage in basic water, long-term they will not last as they are wild caught and come from very soft and slightly acidic water. As do the rasbora and the hatchets, although the larger Silver Hatchet Gasteropelecus sternicla might manage if the water is not too hard.

My second concern is number of fish; no mention is made of the group size, but all these fish are shoaling fish that should be in groups. Some need larger numbers, like the rummys and hatchets. Assuming the 56g is a 4-foot tank, none of the fish are themselves too large, but all together there would be overstocking with the proper numbers of each species.

You can check all this in our profiles, all these species are included; second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top. When the name is used the same in posts as it appears in the profile, common or scientific, it will shade and you can click on that for the profile.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Ok well if i took the boesemans out, what would be a good substitute?
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What are the tap water parameters?

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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