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post #1 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I'm re-setting up my 40 gallon bow front aquarium after having to take it down to build a house. I just got done spray painting the stand/trim/hood and putting some more silicone on it tonight so in 2 days I'm going to be filling it up.

My idea..

4 Cory Catfish
3 Angels
4 Balloon Mollies
5 Neon Tetras
4 Rainbow fish OR Rams

I know your not supposed to mix angels & neons but I never had a problem with them.

And I want to add some real plants and maybe a bamboo shrimp..anyone suggest any better fish or what you could stock my tank with? BE SPECIFIC
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 08:36 PM
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Maybe some Keyhole Cichlids?
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-12-2009, 02:42 AM
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hey this is kinda off topic but.. my male guppy seems to be bullying my neon's... he bits the tail off.. i read that they were surpose 2 go well together.. any ideas?
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-12-2009, 03:03 AM
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peteyyo your best bet is to start your own thread in the freshwater fish section.

original poster, i personally wouldnt put 3 angels in the tank. 2 will pair up and the third will become the weaker link. i actually would prob. avoid angels all together. i would do a minimum of 6 neons and a minimum of 6 cories. im not sure on the cichlids as thats not my cup of tea.

if this were my tank i would go with a painted black background, black substrate, plants, cherry red shrimp and a large school of neon or cardinal tetras.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-13-2009, 08:43 AM
Maybe 2 angels? aside from that it sounds great!


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