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post #41 of 54 Old 09-29-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thats one of thr main things i really want.
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post #42 of 54 Old 09-29-2012, 06:14 PM
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You're not leaving much room on the bottom of your tank, where it is needed. What about the Cutteri, Loaches and Tiger Barbs. That would be a well stocked 55.
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Could i do something at the top then? Like a gourami or paradise fish?
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Could i do something at the top then? Like a gourami or paradise fish?
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With Tiger Barbs, you have to be careful because they can be nippy. A gourami should be able to defend itself.
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Oh ok. So a gold or snakeskin would work?
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You never want to add gourami to a tank with any sort of aggressive fish. The sedate gourami, with its long pectoral "feelers" and other fins, is a real target of any fish inclined to nip (most barbs, some loaches too). And cichlids and gourami do not mix as they are too similar in their territorality.
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Arg!!
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Ive decided to do
1-ebjd or regular jd
1-cuttei
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That might work (depends on the cichlids' personalities), and you could probably do them, tiger barbs/black ruby barbs (or any 2+ inch barb), and an armored catfish like a bristlenose pleco. (albinos are nice, and there are TONS of nice dwarf plecs.)
Loaches just seem like a bad idea to me, if only because they hide a lot.
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I think id stop there.
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