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post #1 of 10 Old 01-22-2008, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hello

I have a question aswell...

Currently cycling my 20 G with 4 zebras. When its done I had planned to get a couple more and 5 or 6 guppies(all male), 2 african dwarf frogs, 1 mystery snail, a pair or red eye tetras and one of those small albino bottom feeders.

Do we think all of those would get along with each other and with the zebras?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-22-2008, 09:55 AM
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yes i believe, just try to get the tetras another pair as they like to school
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-22-2008, 05:38 PM
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By Zebras, I take it you mean Zebra Danios. All of those fish are compatible with them.

The porblem is, you only want 2 tetras. They love groups in 5 or more, or else they get pretty shy.

If you want a small bottom feeder, I think you are looking at Cories. They like groups of AT LEAST 3, preferably more. If you get a pleco, make sure your aqurium is big enough for the fish, because they can get pretty big.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-22-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry yes I meant Danios.

I'll have to think on that while it cycles, I wouldn't want to overstock.

Here's my set up:

20g tall
penguin 150 bio wheel filter
100w heater
round bubble stone in opposite corner of filter
1 hiding place with 3 openings
1 live plant ...i forget the name
3 plastic plants

15 to 18 small fish I thought would be a good number.

So maybe:

5 zebras
5 guppies
5 red eyes
2 frogs
1 snail

Are cories a must or important to have?
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-22-2008, 07:32 PM
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Sorry yes I meant Danios.

I'll have to think on that while it cycles, I wouldn't want to overstock.

Here's my set up:

20g tall
penguin 150 bio wheel filter
100w heater
round bubble stone in opposite corner of filter
1 hiding place with 3 openings
1 live plant ...i forget the name
3 plastic plants

15 to 18 small fish I thought would be a good number.

So maybe:

5 zebras
5 guppies
5 red eyes
2 frogs
1 snail

Are cories a must or important to have?
They are not needed, but re very comical when kept in groups (which makes them so popular).

That list looks much better. Be sure to provide some hiding spots for the ADF's.

Plus, the Snail and ADF's will eat some of the food that is not eaten.

You could also get some Ghost or Cherry Shrimp if you want some more inverts.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-26-2008, 03:03 PM
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I wouldn't mix red-eyes and male guppies. Red-eyes can be very nippy with long finned, slow moving fish. Don't get me wrong, I love them both, but keeping them together is probably not such a hot idea. You could skip the guppies and go with Beckford's Pencilfish or skip the red-eyes and go with a less nippy tetra. Unfortunately, I am drawing a blank on another good silverish schooling fish that will do well in a 20, but I am sure someone could chime in on that. If you go with red instead of silver, then Flame (Von Rio) tetras would be a really nice alternative that won't outshine the guppies.

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-27-2008, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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thank you for pointing that out... how about neons, would they fit with that group?
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-27-2008, 02:45 PM
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Neons should be fine. Pristella tetras might be better. They like harder water than most tetras, which is something that guppies appreciate too and danios don't mind.

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post #9 of 10 Old 02-04-2008, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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My tank is cycled! I talked my lfs into giving me a big bag of substrate from one of his tanks and squeezings out of 4 filter medias. I told him if he wants to sell me some fish he should help me out lol. This is a new lfs for me. This guy has been in business for 40 years. He's got all kinds of fish I have never seen in other local lfs'. His new arrivals are quarantined and he garantees his fish to be disease free. I didnt see one dead fish in over 75 tanks. So let's just say by seeing all of this my list went out the window!

Picked up 2 gouramis 2 days ago. A Dwarf and a Paradise.

I moved my Danios to my new 10g except 1 wich I cannot catch... hes on speed I tell ya.

I was thinking of adding another gourami and asked about that in the proper section.

Any suggestions on tank mates? I still like the ADFs would they do well with gouramis?
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-07-2008, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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So here is my curent community:

1 dwarf gourami
1 paradise gourami
3 neon tetras (given to me by neighbor they lived as a trio with a betta for a year)
2 black mollies (in quarantine tank)
2 red platies (in quarantine tank)
2 adf's
3 frill plants

water params:

ph 7.6-7.8
amonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 5ppm


The paradise chases the dwarf at times..usually when feeding if they get too close. No other problems.

I need suggestions for a 3ish inches colorful fish that does well in higher ph.

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