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Old 03-23-2013, 12:15 AM   #581
 
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I would probably be sorely tempted to go for some Cory Cats in a tank that big, but idk how they would fare alongside Kuhli and at a higher temperature. I also adore my Harlequins, they're such cuties and readily spawn, which is so interesting to watch. But they're not nearly as bright as your Jellybeans ;)

Oooh, or what about a Farlowella? That would be pretty, neh?
I'm also in love with threadfin rainbows, and if you got a school of them I would officially enter the realm of insane jealousy.

Rummynose, Penguin, and diamond head tetras have also been a few that I think are gorgeous in a school.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:15 AM   #582
 
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CATFISSSSSSSSSSH!

You NEED a catfish!
Do you think it's better to have mid-swimming or bottom dwelling catfish? The only middle swimmers I could think of for you are glass catfish, debauwi catfish, and the (uncommon) African glass catfish. Or you could go CORIES. I know you'd get some crazy funky ones, though. :o
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:21 AM   #583
 
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=o CONGRATS!!!!! I'm soooo happy for you!!! I would take a cheap, dirty tank over an expensive new one. You've got your work cut out for you for sure.

Maybe look into some different shoals of tetra. Something larger or differently shaped. Bleeding hearts or black neons!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #584
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CATFISSSSSSSSSSH!

You NEED a catfish!
Do you think it's better to have mid-swimming or bottom dwelling catfish? The only middle swimmers I could think of for you are glass catfish, debauwi catfish, and the (uncommon) African glass catfish. Or you could go CORIES. I know you'd get some crazy funky ones, though. :o
Throw shadow catfish on that list too. Let's make it really hard for Jes.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #585
 
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Congrats on getting your dream tank, Jes!!!!!!
I am soo jealous that you were able to find a tank that size for that price!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:59 AM   #586
 
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If I get a different type of Tetra, it would have to be Coffeebeans. I am MADLY in love with diamond Tetra, and would have gotten them initially, but felt they needed more room for me to be able to keep the larger shoal that I wanted. . . now that I have the space - I already have Tetra. I'd rather get a different type of fish, or up my shoal of the 'Beans. . . or both ;)

DEFINITELY need cats of some sort, no doubt about that. Love Cories (define crazy funky?), Glass cats are awesome, and I just adore Farlowella - Shadow cats are CUUUTE too! Gonna be a tough call to fill the cat roll . . .

Threadfin rainbows are gorgeous, and I love Harlequins, too. . .wonder how my Jellies would feel about them?

THERE ARE ENTIRELY TOO MANY FISH IN THE WORLD!

So I tend to be attracted to fish that aren't super showy, but pretty in their own right. My tank is pretty much green, black, and orange - and this is by design. But Husby is complaining that all I have are 'little silver fish that all look the same' Um, okay? He said 'Look at the color in your Ram's tails, and run with THAT' He also was looking at my Kindy tank today, and decided that he wants Blue Mickey Mouse Platy. *rolls eyes* NOT gonna happen in Becoming, but what do you guys know of that might fit the bill, color wise?

BWG mentioned red lizard whiptails - Husby likes those. But don't they like a strong current?

You DO realize I'm going to be speculating stocking this tank for years, right? ;)
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 AM   #587
 
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Throw shadow catfish on that list too. Let's make it really hard for Jes.
I thanked you for your suggestion, then UN thanked you, cuz' it was gonna be hard enough without trying. . . but now it won't let me RE thank you. So consider yourself thanked. Also for the looooooong list of Pleco possibilities you sent over. . .

AND re-thanked you on 8/26/13. Just cuz' Why not?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:06 AM   #588
 
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-looks at tank filled with small, silver, plain, fish-
Yea I like the plain ones too.
The threadfin rainbows are super fun. Sadly I only have 1 male so I don't get to see the whole sparring thing go on, but he does put on a show for the ladies at times.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:12 AM   #589
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I thanked you for your suggestion, then UN thanked you, cuz' it was gonna be hard enough without trying. . . but now it won't let me RE thank you. So consider yourself thanked. Also for the looooooong list of Pleco possibilities you sent over. . .
HAHAHA!!!!! I was only joking about making it hard for you. Believe me you don't want me to actually do it.

I might still be unsure on how much flow some of those plecos I sent you need, but the red lizard whiptails don't need it. I have my one remaining one in with my tetras and cories. It happily feeds right alongside the cories. When I had two I did see a minor scuffle once, although no damage was done. Really good community fish in my opinion.

I still want to vote for the dwarf zebra hovering loaches.

Green, black, and orange...maybe lamchop rasboras? That's black and orange and a different family. Or glowlight danios?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:29 AM   #590
 
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Oooooh, I like the Lambchops. . . and how 'bout DWARF rasbora??! They're bright. . . similar in coloration to the rams. How do Rasbora and Tetra get along? Funny. . . Cyprinids are SUPPOSED to be small and silvery, right? Suggesting them for the opposite amuses me.

Definitely putting the Whiptails on the possibility chart. *invents new chart*

I ADORE the hovering loaches, but I accidentally have TWO loach species already! They really are awesome, though. . . *ponders*

How 'bout shrimpies? Do you think they'd manage to survive in a tank that big with the rams? What about Gourami? Guessing THEY would want to eat them, too?


Olympia - I'm glad I'm not the only one, lol! But. . .my fish AREN'T! The rams, yes. . . are silveryish, but they have SO MANY COLORS! Blue shimmery noses, crimson chests, those bright slashes on their tails. . . loaches are not silver AT ALL, and the Tetra are transparent-reflected-greenish with orange fins! He's nuts! Husby also said that the topfin on the threadfin Rainbows looks 'stupid and pointless' LOL! He's a mess!
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