Im pretty sure this would work... - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 02-06-2010, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Question Im pretty sure this would work...

I set up a secound 55L tank and I just wanted to ask:
should i get 1 bristtlenose pleco and 2 Dwarf Shell Dwellers or,
1 bristtlenose pleco and 2 butterfly cichlid ?

So, what do you think the most compatible combination is?


Last edited by EricCox; 02-06-2010 at 10:26 PM. Reason: said: If instead of I
EricCox is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-06-2010, 10:38 PM
Member
 
cmc29's Avatar
 
Do you have to have the bristlenose plec?
cmc29 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-06-2010, 10:44 PM
Member
 
Kelso's Avatar
 
Bristlenose + Shelldweller will not work. In order to have an appropriate pH for one of the fish, you're going to have to sacrifice for the other. The shell dwellers prefer high pH (~8.0) as where the pleco prefers low (~6.8).

The butterfly cichlid on the other hand is very flexible and can handle ranges in the low sixes to the low eights as I have seen it first hand. Your second choice is much better.

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


Kelso is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 02-06-2010, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Thanks Kelso.

@cmc29 Yes i have the pleco already.

well i really liked the Dwarf Shell Dwellers, so is there any other cichlids which could co-exist with the Plec.

Last edited by EricCox; 02-06-2010 at 11:25 PM. Reason: wanted to answer cmc29's question
EricCox is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-07-2010, 02:00 AM
Member
 
Kelso's Avatar
 
I'd check out Central and South American cichlids. Those are found in the same areas as the bristlenose, so water parameters wouldn't be such a big issue.

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


Kelso is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-07-2010, 07:36 AM
Member
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
Shellies all the way!

I haven't personally owned them but I have heard only good things from them. They have a ton of personality especially ocellatus gold. In a 55 gallon I would do a breeding colony that would be awesome. The pleco wouldn't work not necessarily because of the PH. Thier very adaptable and I have kept them with mbunas, but mostly because as a bottom dweller the pleco would have no where to hide from the shellies.

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

I am not retarded I just can't spell
rrcoolj is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Member
 
what's the size of tank....? 55L or 55G
buzz4520 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 02-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Member
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by buzz4520 View Post
what's the size of tank....? 55L or 55G
Whoops thanks for catching that that will definatly limit what you can keep if it's a 55L. But you can still do shellies I believe.

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

I am not retarded I just can't spell
rrcoolj is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
El Natural... I'm pretty sure Mean Harri Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 12-29-2009 07:28 PM
Pretty Corys! Mating Slinkys Catfish 16 08-03-2007 05:31 PM
This is pretty cool dave12678 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 1 03-16-2007 05:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome