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Old 03-23-2013, 01:32 AM   #591
 
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I think it's sort of weird too, but I would never tell Mr. Tiny Fish that. o.o He tries so hard....
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #592
 
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*luffs Mr. Tinyfish*
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:03 AM   #593
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You know I love Boraras species, but I'd say a definite no to them. They would make your jellybean tetras look big. I think they'd be freaked out by the gouramis since those are more than five times larger. I've never kept pearl gouramis, but for all I know dwarf rasbora might be snack size for them. Almost certain any shrimp would be a snack for not all the rams and the gouramis, but possibly the jellybeans too. At least the babies would be for jellybeans.

Tetras and rasboras do well together. Fire rasbora might be a better fit than the dwarf rasbora, although I'm clueless how they would do with the gouramis, possibly not well though. Same price and place as the clown killifish so they might be too much anyway.

The hovering loaches would be a third loach species, but at least they are in a different family.

Thought of a green catfish for you. Green laser cory Might be tough to find/expensive though. I'm not sure since I've never looked for them. There's an orange stripe cory as well that I have seen for sale, but don't recall the price.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:09 AM   #594
 
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Yes, consider yourself thanked. That made me laugh so hard my eyes teared up. I must be tired. lol I am very tired.

Pleco...Giant pleco...;_; Love.

Ahem.

Catfish eh? What about the smaller type of pictus catfish(There are two types, one gets about a foot long the other gets like...I dunno, a hundred pounds and is often mistaken in petshops)? I can't recall if they're bottom or mid-dwellers...oh wait, they're silver fish. lol Show one of those to your hubby though, betcha he'll like them regardless of you actually wanting them in your tank, and if he does think they're cool...you can go "MEEEH" at him. =)


False Penguin tetras are cute. =) I like penguins.

Red Turquoise Discus...shiny. I want one. >_>;

Odessa Barb...shiny, again...want one. Or ten. lol

Celestial Pearl Danios. I think I've mentioned that one before, they remind me of the coffee theme you spoke of. lol

This makes me want to do a tank all Discus...It's like a fourth of july tank, at least my first thought was fireworks. lol Sure, big color, but you could probably do groups of cute Mister Tinies with them. Somewhat tinies...says these are community fish. I'm just tossing ideas, I don't KNOW....I know nothing. In fact, I'ma go to bed after this post because I busted my lip when my face hit my keyboard while writing this because I'm tired and gabby and kinda going on with a sentence that makes no sens----Ahem!

Sorry. Photo. :3 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iaBNPU5h4i...00/discus1.jpg
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #595
 
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I'm lovin' those Cories, Cory(sorry - the name play just HAD to happen eventually ) I think they can go on the list of potential candidates, for sure - IF I can ever find them - and afford them. Saw a (closed) listing on Aquabid for $25 each. I'd prolly need at least 8, neh? Yikes!

Still, two whole 'extra' feet of BOTTOM dwelling space to fill. . . why do I like the bottom dwellers so much?

Ahhhhh, good point about the Dwarf Rasas. . . and I know, shrimp are making me sad! I just LOVE them! Also fell head over heels for those lil' hovering loaches, they can go on the list, since you're right - they ARE a different family, lol. Perhaps with all of the extra space, the rams wouldn't mind them buzzing around.


Sylver, thanks for reminding me about the Celestial Pearls, LOVE them - I think they'd LOOK pretty with the Pearls, too. . . but they're really bitty and notoriously shy. Even if the Pearls didn't eat them, they might be nervous with them in the tank *sigh* Bummer about that. . . really like those guys.

As for common plecs - they're WAY out, lol! Aside from their eventual size, they EAT PLANTS, neh? Plus I'm pretty sure they like a strong flow in the tank - you should check out Termato's gorgeous blue-eyed Plec, Frank. He's the size of your forearm and stunning!

Discus are gorgeous, but I consider them a specialist fish, plus I already have cichlids. . . so that'd probably be a bad idea, Tetra I already have, too. . . Odessa Barbs are pretty, but. . . I think too nippy for my happy community. Hrmmmm...



additional stocking is NOT going to be easy. . . luckily, I've got nothing but time at this point. Time. . . AND a 125 gallon tank! (EEEP!)

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #596
 
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I like these two for barbs. Small and peaceful. (And I can't get them cause they like low pH, so you should!)
‘Barbus’ fasciolatus – African Banded Barb ; Seriously Fish
‘Barbus’ hulstaerti (African Butterfly Barb) ; Seriously Fish
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #597
 
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Aww! They ARE cute! I love the spotty butterfly barbs :)
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #598
 
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Yea, me too! :D
Do you have like a huge list of fish you like somewhere? xD
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:29 AM   #599
 
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heh. . .working on it ;)

I like a LOT of fish, no doubt about that! Loads of them would need to be species-only, or nearly, anyway. . . and won't work in this tank. I also have to take into account that whoever does end up going in there might need a new home if it doesn't work out - preferably in another tank here. . . and be sure to have the space available for them. I honestly have only started to think seriously beyond the Pearls - trying to keep my imagination somewhat in check until that tank actually happens. I STILL don't believe I have it! Maybe that'll change once it's safely in the basement and clean. :D
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #600
 
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Haha, I seem to remember you saying something along the lines of NO MORE TANKS I NEED LESS...lol Nothing like something big and awesome to get your brain buzzing though, I don't think anyone can help THAT when there a big tank coming your way. So much to think about.

Discus fish are kinda delicate and expensive...Yeah, I wouldn't want to buy one until I was positive on all care methods. They need some pretty exact stats in the tank because they're real sensitive to changes, and they are picky to boot. I didn't look into that one too much, I was searching for some things at the shop earlier online and saw them...got all interested because they're pretty and tossed out the suggestion thinking how hard could it be?! LOL

Yeah, a list would be helpful. You want peaceful and something to go with your Pearls, right? Wait...which Pearls are we talking? The Danios, or do you have the Pearl Gourami's? I have forgotten. x.x;

I totally think your BIG tank should go to your other greatest love: Coffee. In fact, I'm wanting to do a Chocolate Theme. I'm not big on sweets really...but the theme itself with fish that fit is just so pretty. I can go for a Willy Wonka theme...I can add in some other colors for gobstoppers or something. xD I just think it'd be so fun!

If you did go for a coffee theme and have pearl danios and gourami's, either or...
Choclate Gourami's are pretty neat. But they're probably also considered a specialist fish, they like softer acidic waters, gentle filtration and like to be in a species set planted tank and can be picky...also mouth-brooders and like warmer waters than most gourami's. But they are a thought. lol

I was gonna suggest Banjo Catfish for your catfish since they're pretty peaceful, but they like to tear up plants to take leaves for spawning. >_>; And they will get aggressive with fish that get aggressive with them, but mostly they like to hang out and be all camo-fish.

I still like the pictus catfish. But they're semi-aggressive and the ones I was talking about get ten inches long. That's the smaller species I mentioned, but boy are they pretty. I'd like some, wish they got three or four inches smaller. xD I might be able to keep ONE properly in a 55 gallon, but they like groups so that is right out. =( Petco says you can keep them in a 29 gallon tank...who in their right mind would keep a GROUP of ten inch long fish in a 29 gallon tank?! -sigh- e.e But in your tank they could fit, it's just a matter of compatibility with tank parameters and fish.


I wish I could think up a better list to give you ideas to bounce around. I'm just not that knowledgeable about things that aren't livebearers or cories. Sure, it's gonna be hard to pick, but the more ideas you get from people the better. That way you can find EXACTLY what you want after all that difficult searching and going through what you like or are interested in. lol
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