Originally Posted by BillyVille
This is going to be for my Communty Tank. What do you think?
75 gallon tank and stand
Custom blue rock background with caves and tunnels
Reverse underground filter system
Live and fake flowers
I know Im leaving something out but ohh well here is the fish list:
1 Boesemani Rainbow
1 Red Rainbow
1 Praecox Rainbow
2 Skunk Cory Cats
1 Candy Strip Pleco
6 Clown Loaches
3 Pink Glow Fish
3 Orange Glow Fish
4 Angel Fish
3 Ghost Shrimp
1 Red Crystal Shrimp
2 Dwarf Frogs
Is that toooo many fish or do I have room for more?!?
I wouldn't keep 2 clown loaches in 75 gallons long term, they get way too big. The rainbows are likely to chew up on the glow fish and the Swordtail
, and the angelfish are going to need much more territory and space than 75 gallons long term, and can get quite aggressive as they mature. You don't want to mix ghost shrimp with the red crystal shrimp, they'll eat each other, and the dwarf frogs are likely to also eat the red crystal shrimp.
The rainbows get quite large, 5 - 6 inches for what you've listed, and those species can be quite nippy and territorial. My suggestion would be to work with the rainbows and find others more compatible with them, such as gouramis, some of the barbs... or work with the other smaller fishes and find others that would work with them.
I have to strongly discourage the glo fish. The color in these fish is injected with dye, and its a very inhumane procedure. The dye wears off over time, leaving you with a very plain bland looking fish with lots of health problems. When they inject these fish, the death rate is very high. The only way to work towards prevention is to discourage people from spending money on them and supporting the cause.
Lupin I think had some links to some very informative articles about the glofish and the way they are injected... if not I can search it out for you here and post it.
As for the number of fish you wish to keep in that tank, it will depend greatly on how big they get to be and how aggressive they each are. If you need help with more suggestions, let us know!