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post #11 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 01:30 PM
cardinal tetras are pretty hard to care for, go with neons. The are pretty much the hardy verson of cardinals. could I agree, don't get glofish. You can try 2 blue rams. They are VERY pretty, peaceful fish. cherry shrimp are bight, or you could get some kind of colorful snail. Cories would be good, too. They are sooooo cute!!
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post #12 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 03:01 PM
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think gouramis and bettas can live together because of territorial issues.
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post #13 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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I just read up on Blue Rams, and though pretty, they are hard to care for, and need a species tank. Im keeping my tetras cats and loaches, and my bettas (though seeing as Im not getting new fish/ accessories, I have time to set up another tank for my bettas so I can get Gouramis) And you are right, cardinals are harder to care for. But Im also not much of a fan of neons (which is why I wanted cardinals because they are much more brighter.) So Im really stuck in a pickle. I really want a tank I can enjoy, so I really dont know which way to go >_< (I hate to be so picky, but seeing as the tank is in my room, I dont want to be looking at something I dont like, you know?)
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Cardinals, in my experience, are MUCH easier to take care of than Neons. It is all about the way you acclimate them. They look better, too. They don't get Neon Tetra disease, they get bigger, and are just more overall hardier.
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Thats what I thought to (cardinals being easy) Ive just been readin everywhere, and everyone has they're own opinion, an I really dont know which way to turn haha. Well, The fish are gone except for my tetras, bettas loach and cats. So, I got lots of space to tink of.

I will definitly take alook at that site
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post #17 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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How about this:

already in tank:
-12 black neons
- 1 pictus
-2 bettas (M/F)
-1 Peppered cat
-1 dojo loach

THEN:
- 7 harlequin rasabora
- 10 cardinal tetras
- 4 kili loaches
-2 dwarf gouramis (if bettas get moved)

Would that be okay?
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post #18 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 09:46 PM
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Sounds pretty good. I'm not 100% sure about the 2 gouramis, though, so others may be better with that topic.

And to me, you could add a bit more. All of those fish produce extremely little bioload.
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post #19 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 09:56 PM
you'd be better off with 2-3 honey gouramis, but it will still prly work out well as long as the bettas are moved, but don't put them in a small tank w/ out other fish cuz they might fight
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post #20 of 39 Old 01-11-2009, 10:25 PM
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I still think having more than 1 gourami in a tank is risky. They have the same temperate of Bettas (both being Anabantids) when it comes to this matter. If you can find a girl, then it would be okay.
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