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Old 02-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
 
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New Tankmates?

I am considering getting rid of my PKGs. I was wondering what everyone thought. I want to replace them with something that has bight colors. I don't want anything that lives on the bottom of the tank though. That area is covered. My PKGs are only about 3-3.5 inches right now. They have decided to fight all the time. I'm afraid they are going to hurt each other. I have recently moved them from a small tank to a large tank. This caused them to grow almost a full inch in just a couple of weeks. If anyone has any ideas on what to replace them with, I would be happy to hear them. My other fish are listed in my signature. I need them to be compatible. I also don't want anything that will get bigger than 2-3 inches if possible. They would also need to be able to survive in a brackish tank. Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
 
perhaps a school of otos? Otos are mini sucker mouth fish that grow to about 1.5-2 inches, they do an incredible job at cleaning algae, only problem with these is that they might not eat what you feed them, thy might only eat the algae in your tank so only own these if you have a substancial algae growth.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
 
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I have had fish for over 10 years and have never had any algae. I don't know how, but not even a little bit of algae grows in my tanks. My 75 gallon tank was bought used and it had dead algae in it when I got it. After a thorough cleaning before setup, I don't even have algae in it. I guess otos are out of the question. I can't guarantee I'll ever have any algae for them to eat.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
 
ok well that makes sense. have you thought of dwarf guoramis?
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
 
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ok well that makes sense. have you thought of dwarf guoramis?
Not with serpae tetras around, Musho. Serpaes are far more vicious than tiger barbs in my experience and if the same thing happens to other hobbyists, then it just goes to the point that the owner will either get rid of the victim or suspect.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:19 PM   #6
 
oh ok my fault, hmm, what about danios?
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #7
 
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My serpae tetra are the most timid fish in my tank. But I don't wanna take any chances. I honestly don't even know what danios look like. Do they have bright colors? I want something with a lot of color.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:18 PM   #8
 
ok then nvm about danios, they arent that colorful

what about rainbow fish lol
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #9
 
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Zebra danio

Avoid the glofish.


Pearl Danio


Leopard Danio


I like these guys.
Diamond Tetra


Red Phantom Tetra


Black Phantom Tetra
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:21 PM   #10
 
glo-fish, incase you didnt know, is a chemically altered zebra danio that is injected with coral or jellyfish DNA to give them an unatural color, it is illegal in the State of California, dont be fooled by there color
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