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Old 06-10-2008, 07:01 PM   #11
 
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yo can you answer my questions please :(
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:42 PM   #12
 
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Those should all be fine with the black gravel. Just a bit of a warning though, the serpaes can be one of the nippier tetras. I think the fish you've chosen will look good over black gravel, though.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:34 PM   #13
 
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shipping can be kind of expensive id try to get it at you lfs

ok this is my stocking plan is there anything that wont like the black gravel
  • 5 cards
    5/6 rummynose or sarpae
    5 corys a gouromi or two, maybe or some other center piece [ open for suggestions]
I understand cardinals are really finicky. If you use black gravel, you'll probably have to get matching drapes as well. And paint the back and sides of the tank an eggshell white with a colorful but tasteful border around the top. Couple of throw pillows in the corners to hide the filter intakes....

Seriously, though, I have never heard of any fish that needs a particular color of substrate.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:58 AM   #14
 
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some people say cards are easy to keep some say there hard idk im going to try them :) :) and would a neon gouromi be compatible with the other fish
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:54 PM   #15
 
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a single gourami should be compatible if you don't have the serpaes. you don't want any nippy fish in with gourami.

I can't actually comment on whether that stocking will do well in your tank, as I don't know the size.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:31 AM   #16
 
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oops its a 30 gallon high
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:29 PM   #17
 
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any suggestions of other fish i should put in or shouldnt i put anything else in
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:35 PM   #18
 
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That stocking is fine. You should have a bit of leeway to add more. Personally, I'd wait. I always see new fish that I wish I had room for.

I'd add at least 1 more cory, they do better in larger groups.

Also, consider only one group of tetras and make that larger, schooling fish really are way cooler in bigger groups. You can add another single mid level fish (that isn't shoaling obviously) to add more variation.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:12 AM   #19
 
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what about a blue lobster
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:04 AM   #20
 
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You can't keep those with fish. They are ambush predators that will kill all your fish. Even if they don't have claws when you get them, the claws will grow back.
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