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need suggestions for compatable fish
Old 05-08-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
 
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need suggestions for compatable fish

there is plenty of space in my tank and would like to add a pair to as many as 4 of a kind of one species to it. I'm not very good at judging compatability. It is a freshwater tank, and I have two glass(ghost) cat fish, three black skirt tetras, and one orange von rio flame tetra. what other fish would go well with them? preferably an easy level of care.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
 
for 30 gallons and above u can have congo tetras one of my favorites u can have loaches and gouramis to
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
 
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thanks, my tank isnt 30 gal. any specific species of loaches or gouramis?
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
 
yoyo loaches are cool they have tiger like stripes that spell YO-YO clown loaches can work but the do grwo huge but it takes a long time red tails loaches hill stream loaches

dwarf gouramis or ok looking the lace or pear gouramis look very nice and they can go with a huge variety of fish sunset gouramis are nice colbalts or a bit mean to smaller gouramis

do check with the sizes of the loaches and gold or pearl gouramis if u get them how big is your tank anyways?
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:11 PM   #5
 
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thanks, it is ten gallon but ive had all my fish for about a year and they are all farely smaller, im probably looking for a pair anway so overstocking isnt a problem.(the tetras all stay in the same place and the cats are up in the back right corner all the time so the whole left tank and mid are is open)
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #6
 
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sorry if i cant double post but it wont let me edit my last one so i had too. I was also wondering even though they are semi-agressive would tiger or cherry barbs be compatable?
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #7
 
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Ten gallons is too small to accommodate any more fish I'm afraid. Glass catfish grow to almost 5 inches and will need more company than just two. At this size and requirement, they can push the limits of the ten gallons. Black skirts don't stay small either at 6-7 cm max size. Stick with Von Rio tetras and some Microrasboras. Otos and kuhli loaches will fit the bill. No yoyo loaches should be in a tank of 20 gallons or less. They grow to 5 at most and need a lot of swimming space to swim around.

Dwarf gouramis are good suggestions but remember to provide plenty of plants for the female(silvery or drab in color) to hide otherwise the male will bully her to death. No two males in the tank. Other option is honey gouramis.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:59 PM   #8
 
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well ive done some research and ive found that the fish sizes you posted are lengths in the wild. glass cats will only grow 3 in., in an aquarium and black skirts only grow 4 cm. thanks for the compatable fish though. Ten gallons being too small, that im not so sure of, my uncle had a ten gallon with 1 Pleco, 4 neon tetras, 2 angel fish, 4 tiger barbs, and a siamese fighting fish. He never had any of them die from an attack, thay lived very long.(although the barbs and angel fish nipped some of the tetras fins.)

also, arent Otos agressive? and ive tried rasboras the glass cats killed them :(
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:18 AM   #9
 
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well ive done some research and ive found that the fish sizes you posted are lengths in the wild. glass cats will only grow 3 in., in an aquarium and black skirts only grow 4 cm. thanks for the compatable fish though. Ten gallons being too small, that im not so sure of, my uncle had a ten gallon with 1 Pleco, 4 neon tetras, 2 angel fish, 4 tiger barbs, and a siamese fighting fish. He never had any of them die from an attack, thay lived very long.(although the barbs and angel fish nipped some of the tetras fins.)

also, arent Otos agressive? and ive tried rasboras the glass cats killed them :(
I've seen plenty of fish in fish stores at the sizes Lupin described.

The barbs and angel fish nipping the tetras is likely to have been because there wasn't ample space for the tetras to get away, and so were 'in the road' of the barbs and angel fish all the time.

You must remember to take the size of your bioload into account as well, not just the physical size of the fish.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:56 PM   #10
 
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well thanks guys i think i'll just get a 5 gallon tank and get 1-2 barbs
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