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post #1 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Beginner needs help selecting fish

I am upgrading from a 10g tank to a 37g tank. I have two glofish and a zebra danio. after the new tank is setup and I'm ready to add additional fish. I like to have a few different species.

What i was thinking some combination the types i have and:
Black Kuhli Loach
Velvet Wag Swordtail
Ghost Shrimp
Upside Down Catfish
Scissortail Rasbora

I am still looking about care and this is still some time out, but if anyone has some thoughts I'm all ears.
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post #2 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:34 PM
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I am upgrading from a 10g tank to a 37g tank. I have two glofish and a zebra danio. after the new tank is setup and I'm ready to add additional fish. I like to have a few different species.

What i was thinking some combination the types i have and:
Black Kuhli Loach
Velvet Wag Swordtail
Ghost Shrimp
Upside Down Catfish
Scissortail Rasbora

I am still looking about care and this is still some time out, but if anyone has some thoughts I'm all ears.
I'm in no way an expert but I'm pretty sure the zebra danios need schools, so you might want to add 5 or so more. And also your goldfish might cause a problem, I don't know how big they are but they'll eat anything they can fit in their mouth so be carefule.

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post #3 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in no way an expert but I'm pretty sure the zebra danios need schools, so you might want to add 5 or so more. And also your goldfish might cause a problem, I don't know how big they are but they'll eat anything they can fit in their mouth so be carefule.

Good luck!
i was told that the zebra danios and glofish (not goldfish) will school together and that three was enough, though i was planning on adding a couple more when my new tank is set up.
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post #4 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have soft water so I guess Velvet Wag Swordtail are out.
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post #5 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:48 PM
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Some of the fish listed need different water parameters and shouldn't be mixed as one or the other will be in the wrong conditions.

Also, the scissortails get pretty big (six inches) and need at least a four foot tank.
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post #6 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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The Zebra danio, does need to be kept in schools of 6 or more, glofish, are just a colored form, soo adding more of either will work. I wouldn't keep the Scissortail rasbora or Upside Down catfish, in a your tank, due to the fact they are schooling fish and grow large. Catfish= 4in rasbora=6in

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post #7 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 10:53 PM
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I am upgrading from a 10g tank to a 37g tank. I have two glofish and a zebra danio. after the new tank is setup and I'm ready to add additional fish. I like to have a few different species.

What i was thinking some combination the types i have and:
Black Kuhli Loach
Velvet Wag Swordtail
Ghost Shrimp
Upside Down Catfish
Scissortail Rasbora

I am still looking about care and this is still some time out, but if anyone has some thoughts I'm all ears.
Definitly no expert, just a regular Joe. Glo fish are danios and will school, at least mine do. Be careful of over stocking. Your tank will fill up fast. Research your choices to provide the best quality of life for both you and your fish. Click on the tropical fish profiles at the top of the page to start. Their is a ton of info on the internet and remember less is more.
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i was told that the zebra danios and glofish (not goldfish) will school together and that three was enough, though i was planning on adding a couple more when my new tank is set up.
Sorry, misread haha xD
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post #9 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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it definitely sounds like i should add a few more zebra danios. any other suggestions? there are soo many to choose from that a little help with focusing my research would be a big help. I do not want to over stock and/or get fish that will not be happy with each other or in my tank.
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post #10 of 15 Old 12-28-2011, 11:53 PM
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Knowing your water parameters will help.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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