12-30-2007, 12:38 AM
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Need ideas for my 55g
Here's what I have that I'm not willing to change:
1 common pleco
2 cories and want to get 3 more so they're a happy family
Here's what I'm looking for:
I really love the Apistos but my better judgement is telling me to wait for a bit more experience before I move to an expensive, sensative fish. I need a colorful tank since my 3 year old is really getting into fish keeping and watching them. Being a prior marine biology major, I love that he's interested not to mention that I want to support anything he's interested in. I really like the dwarf frogs and have found that they are hardy and will be fine with anything that's too big for them to eat. They're optional at this point. I've found some African Cichlids that remain fairly small, Bumble Bee is the only one I can thing of off the top of my head, and aren't too aggressive. I want an active tank on all levels which is why I'm falling in love with my cories. I have the tank planted now with a piece of drift wood since my pleco seems to really enjoy it. I learned my lesson with livebearers. I can't deal with new babies every 30 days nor I do I feel confortable buying a fish specifically to eat the babies like lfs suggested. Gouramies(sp?) are an option but I don't want to buy fish just becasue I "like" them and that was my only option. I really like Blue Rams still and think I might want to give them a try. I like angel fish also but fear it might be an expensive mistake.
My tank seems to be holding with low pH, around 6.0, and my tap is naturally hard water. Both of these things can be adjusted as needed if the right fish comes along. HELP!!!!!