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Will these fish be okay together?
Old 04-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
 
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Question Will these fish be okay together?

Right now I have 7 colombian tetras and 3 oto catfishs. I want to add 2 more colombians and I was thinking of getting a shoal of diamond tetras (probably 9), and 3 burmese loach. Will Those be okay in the same tank? also would that been to much for a 55 gallon?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
 
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Okay soo I tryed to use aqadvisor but some of the fish names were not there or not the same soo I used some that I thought were the fish I was wanting and had and it said my tank was 79% stock will all those fish and my filtration capacity is satisfactory @ 108% soo can these fish coexist in the same tank?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
 
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The loach I assume is Botia histrionica. Get 3 more. They should have a group of 5-6 minimum, and as you have space, another 3 will be good for them. And have lots of hiding spots, they like to be able to select their "favourite". Chunks of wood or rock creating crevices underneath are ideal. I have a group of 5 [originally was 6] Botia kubotai that are very similar in appearance and behaviours.

The other fish ideas are OK, though I would myself not increase the Columbians beyond 7. They and the Diamonds do get largish, and 7-9 of the latter is fine. I'm assuming there are lots of plants.

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Old 04-23-2011, 02:39 PM   #4
 
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The loach I assume is Botia histrionica. Get 3 more. They should have a group of 5-6 minimum, and as you have space, another 3 will be good for them. And have lots of hiding spots, they like to be able to select their "favourite". Chunks of wood or rock creating crevices underneath are ideal. I have a group of 5 [originally was 6] Botia kubotai that are very similar in appearance and behaviours.

The other fish ideas are OK, though I would myself not increase the Columbians beyond 7. They and the Diamonds do get largish, and 7-9 of the latter is fine. I'm assuming there are lots of plants.

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Yes there is lots of plants in the tank, though I need to create some hiding spots for the loachs before I can get them. I was just waiting to see if they would all be okay together before I made some. Thanks Byron.

Ps Yes the loach I was talking about is the Botia histrionica
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
 
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Also will those loaches be okay with eco complete as the substrate? I don't wanna get them if the substrate is not okay I am not sure if the gravel will hurt them or not?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
 
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Also will those loaches be okay with eco complete as the substrate? I don't wanna get them if the substrate is not okay I am not sure if the gravel will hurt them or not?
My loaches are over a small gravel substrate, which is from what I have seen about the same as Eco-complete. No problems here. I assume you have the substrate now?
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My loaches are over a small gravel substrate, which is from what I have seen about the same as Eco-complete. No problems here. I assume you have the substrate now?

Yes its the substrate that I have in my planted tank, here is a pic to show you a little better why I was questioning it, some of the gravel has points on it they are not all smooth.
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