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Old 10-13-2006, 12:53 AM   #11
 
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I re-homed the sharks (pangasius catfish), but did not go with the Discus; they are just so expensive and I wasn't sure how the other fish in my 46 gallon would like the heat turned up so high.

I got 4 silver dollars (so far my big angel is behaving himself). I also got a Leporinus (it's a striped veggie eating fish), and another clown loach to keep Tigger company. so far so good! I know I may be bordering on over-stocking this tank, but I have a filter good enough for 70 gallons on my 46, and a bubble wall. The new fish are still small; the largest are my common pleco and sclarae angel.
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:57 AM   #12
 
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Is that Leporinus the Leporinus striatus by any chance? If so, they can reach 20-25 cm but possibly at 20 cm.
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:56 PM   #13
 
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Yes, and I think I might have to take him back :( I was at a different fish store today and the lady there said that the leporinus could end up killing everything in my tank. yuck! She worked for 4 years at one of the lfs which is HUGE and has amazing fish, so i'm going to believe what she said. It's too bad, really, I knew it was semi-agressive, but then so are some of the other inhabitants of that tank.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:01 AM   #14
 
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Hi Tracy.

How about a shoal of diamond tetras?
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:09 AM   #15
 
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Do you think there is enough room in there? If I take the leparinus back, I still have:

1 angel (3 inches)
2 small clown loaches
1 common pleco (he's about 4 inches now)
2 blue gouramis :D and
4 small silver dollars (which are still small and look like tetras, lol)
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:17 AM   #16
 
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I'll throw your common plec. And replace him with a bristlenose. Common plecs can grow quite large sometimes reaching almost 14 inches.

I wouldn't go over silver dollars. If you are tempted to buy plants, they will only eat them and silver dollars are quite fast which can be stressful to the angelfish and other placid fish.

My suggestion:
4 Angelfish
1 BN or a pair will do
2 Blue Gouramis(make sure they don't bicker with your angels, if not, then return them to your lfs)
Tetras(I prefer 10 diamond tetras ) or..
...Rasbora heteromorpha or hengeli..
6 Otocinclus affinis(Not bad of a good algae eater if I do say so myself although you have to be aware that they can be fairly delicate :) )
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:35 AM   #17
 
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Well, I can't really get rid of my plec right now; am rather attached to him (his name is Triton). yeah, I know they get huge, but it doesn't happen overnight, and he's still not too big for the 46 gallon.

I would love to have more angels, but it's all so peaceful now, I don't want to upset the balance. I saw some nice black marble angels recently, but I'm so afraid it will end up to be aggressive. Also saw some diamond tetras at one of the stores. No wonder you like them, they are very pretty! Otocinclus is such a tiny fish -- does it really do as good a job as the plec does?

My blue gouramis only chase each other, and strangely enough, one is growing, but Wilson (the one-eyed gourami) is still very small :P
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:41 AM   #18
 
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Lol..yeah, I'm dying to get diamond tetras but my friend has yet to receive any shipment of diamonds. So I'll settle with Apistogramma agassizis and borellis first.

Otos will certainly pick away on algae. In fact, better than most plecs.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:28 AM   #19
 
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I should get a couple of otos for my 7 gallon hex then. I have a snail in there but he's not really doing the job (my 7 hex has platys and mollies in it).
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