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post #11 of 25 Old 12-18-2006, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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do you think that an oscar can live with some tetras and a few other small things in a big 100 gallon tank??
I wouldn't even try it. Anything that fits in their mouths, they'll eat them. A very bad idea IMO. Small fish tend to become stressed when kept with very large fish.
lol ok then. but when i have that 100 gallon fish tank set up and cycled ill have waaay to much extra room and i want a few bigger fish in there. i plan on putting my mini koi in there with them since he harrases my really fat goldfish. and maybe one of those red tailed sharks. do you think that would be ok??
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also i was thinking of a dwarf gourami or maybe an angel fish? i hope theyll be compatible in the large fish tank
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lol ok then. but when i have that 100 gallon fish tank set up and cycled ill have waaay to much extra room and i want a few bigger fish in there. i plan on putting my mini koi in there with them since he harrases my really fat goldfish. and maybe one of those red tailed sharks. do you think that would be ok??
Koi can reach more than 12 inches and with their poo along with the goldfish, you'll need very strong filtration and frequent water changes. I wouldn't.
Red-tailed sharks are often very aggressive. What other fish are you planning to put? Or I will suggest angelfish, tetras, cories and dwarf cichlids.

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also i was thinking of a dwarf gourami or maybe an angel fish? i hope theyll be compatible in the large fish tank
I would never mix gouramis and angelfish even in a large tank. Both get aggressive at times with the dwarf gouramis often making bubblenests with or without the females.

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lol ok then. but when i have that 100 gallon fish tank set up and cycled ill have waaay to much extra room and i want a few bigger fish in there. i plan on putting my mini koi in there with them since he harrases my really fat goldfish. and maybe one of those red tailed sharks. do you think that would be ok??
Koi can reach more than 12 inches and with their poo along with the goldfish, you'll need very strong filtration and frequent water changes. I wouldn't.
Red-tailed sharks are often very aggressive. What other fish are you planning to put? Or I will suggest angelfish, tetras, cories and dwarf cichlids.
no this is a mini koi breed of some kind i already have and i think it will grow to a max of about 6 inches. yeah i was thinking about some small cichlids and angelfish they look pretty good. but are bala sharks or colubian sharks a little more dosile then the red tailed shark?
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no this is a mini koi breed of some kind i already have and i think it will grow to a max of about 6 inches.
There's no such thing as mini variants. Your koi will still grow and I would not recommend placing koi in the tank other than the pond. You'll have water quality issues with kois in the tank.
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yeah i was thinking about some small cichlids and angelfish they look pretty good. but are bala sharks or colubian sharks a little more dosile then the red tailed shark?
No bala sharks would ever be put in the 100 gallons tank. Being shoalers and reaching 12 inches or more in size, you'll need 150-200 gallons alone for 6 balas. They are skittish and should never be kept in less than six.
As for the columbian sharks, they still get pretty big and need salt to thrive well. Don't mix them with other fish as the fish you listed will not tolerate salt long-term except mollies. Still, mollies will be preyed on by these sharks leaving you to deal with only the columbian sharks in your tank.

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no this is a mini koi breed of some kind i already have and i think it will grow to a max of about 6 inches.
There's no such thing as mini variants. Your koi will still grow and I would not recommend placing koi in the tank other than the pond. You'll have water quality issues with kois in the tank.
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yeah i was thinking about some small cichlids and angelfish they look pretty good. but are bala sharks or colubian sharks a little more dosile then the red tailed shark?
No bala sharks would ever be put in the 100 gallons tank. Being shoalers and reaching 12 inches or more in size, you'll need 150-200 gallons alone for 6 balas. They are skittish and should never be kept in less than six.
As for the columbian sharks, they still get pretty big and need salt to thrive well. Don't mix them with other fish as the fish you listed will not tolerate salt long-term except mollies. Still, mollies will be preyed on by these sharks leaving you to deal with only the columbian sharks in your tank.
ok then. angel fish and maybe drawf cichlids it is. and give my koi away to my friend eric with a 140 some odd gallon tank when he gets too big. i think its settled. but what about barbs? are they a good community fish?
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ok then. angel fish and maybe drawf cichlids it is. and give my koi away to my friend eric with a 140 some odd gallon tank when he gets too big. i think its settled. but what about barbs? are they a good community fish?
Some barbs are fine with angelfish ensuring that the angelfish won't try to prey on them. Cherry barbs and pentazonas are my no. 1 recommendations.
If not, go with harlequin rasboras or hengeli rasboras.

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ok then. angel fish and maybe drawf cichlids it is. and give my koi away to my friend eric with a 140 some odd gallon tank when he gets too big. i think its settled. but what about barbs? are they a good community fish?
Some barbs are fine with angelfish ensuring that the angelfish won't try to prey on them. Cherry barbs and pentazonas are my no. 1 recommendations.
If not, go with harlequin rasboras or hengeli rasboras.
ok thanks for all the help!! those do go with tetras and corydoras and stuff right?
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those do go with tetras and corydoras and stuff right?
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