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Old 03-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #11
 
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Something else to consider is the larger the tank the more weight on your floors.
A big tank can easily weigh over a metric ton once full, one of the reasons, yes I am getting....ooops not going to happen due to the weight. This goes with what Byron is saying and is an excellent guide to follow. I use the analogy of you cannot take a baby back when it grows up, so why take a fish back, it lives and breathes just like us, only in water.

Loaches even though active are a little dumb at times and can stray into the path of the BGK and if small enough, mmmm snack time.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #12
 
Mina, Byron, and Tazman, you're right.
I won't get them, they'd most likely feel stressed out, and the last thing I would want to do is overcrowd it.

I would buy a bigger tank (Over 100g) instead, but I've already bought a 55g with everything it needs, and it's been cycling.


I really adore Gardneri Clown Killifish.

Would a couple Gardneri Clown Killifish (Online you have to buy them in pairs. So I'm not sure how many to buy.)

Then some Pearl Danios (Researching, it said the Killifish and them get along)

Few Loaches

Either Ottos or a pleco, or a whiptail


I was originally looking for big fish as sort of a "Center piece" to my aquarium. But if I had a large school of Danios, would that be okay? (Once again, not sure how many, 12?)

I also wanted to thank all of you for helping me. I greatly appreciate it.

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #13
 
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Mina, Byron, and Tazman, you're right.
I won't get them, they'd most likely feel stressed out, and the last thing I would want to do is overcrowd it.

I would buy a bigger tank (Over 100g) instead, but I've already bought a 55g with everything it needs, and it's been cycling.


I really adore Gardneri Clown Killifish.

Would a couple Gardneri Clown Killifish (Online you have to buy them in pairs. So I'm not sure how many to buy.)

Then some Pearl Danios (Researching, it said the Killifish and them get along)

Few Loaches

Either Ottos or a pleco, or a whiptail


I was originally looking for big fish as sort of a "Center piece" to my aquarium. But if I had a large school of Danios, would that be okay? (Once again, not sure how many, 12?)

I also wanted to thank all of you for helping me. I greatly appreciate it.
Re the killifish, if you mean Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus, here is some info on it:
Steel-blue Killifish (Fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri) - Seriously Fish
As you willnote, it is not the best community fish. A tank of its own, or with some smallish substrate fish, would be best. Most of the killifish fall into this category.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #14
 
Oh okay. I got my information from here : Clown Killi ? Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus

"Company: These fish can be kept with other killies or tetra of like size and peaceful temperament. They can be kept with bigger shrimp but have been known to nip at dwarf shrimp (under 1 inch). No large or aggressive fish, such as Cichlids, should be kept with them."

So, would it go good, or not go good with the tetra?

If no, then what would be a unique fish?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
 
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Oh okay. I got my information from here : Clown Killi ? Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus

"Company: These fish can be kept with other killies or tetra of like size and peaceful temperament. They can be kept with bigger shrimp but have been known to nip at dwarf shrimp (under 1 inch). No large or aggressive fish, such as Cichlids, should be kept with them."

So, would it go good, or not go good with the tetra?

If no, then what would be a unique fish?
I would trust the info on Seriously Fish first, and always. That site is owned by a biologist, Matt Ford, and he knows fish very well.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:52 AM   #16
 
Okay. Its better to be safe than sorry anyways.

That is also a very helpful website. Thank you very much for showing me it. I'm going to research there awhile for a good community for my 55g.

Thank you very much
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:10 AM   #17
 
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Okay. Its better to be safe than sorry anyways.

That is also a very helpful website. Thank you very much for showing me it. I'm going to research there awhile for a good community for my 55g.

Thank you very much
I only sent you there because we don't have that species in our profiles. Check the fish profiles here on TFK if we have the species. Matt's site (I happen to know him) is one that I use in my research for the profiles I have written here.
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