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post #11 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 09:33 PM
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There is NO good that comes from stocking too quickly

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
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post #12 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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There is NO good that comes from stocking too quickly
I am in no rush, but back to my original question. Any suggestions for additional stock?
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I am in no rush, but back to my original question. Any suggestions for additional stock?
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How about a red severum (like in my avatar). While a larger cichlid, they have pretty small mouths and are pretty laid back. A risk does exist that your neons might eventually start disappearing.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #14 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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The black neons are a pretty nice size. Much bigger then cardinal tetras and bigger then the harlequin rasboras
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post #15 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 10:24 PM
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oh I thought they were regular neons for some reason.

I think a severum would be a nice addition. In my experience with them, they are gentle giants. I would just get one though.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #16 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Kind of like the idea of that one big peaceful fish but read that the Severums are really hard on plants. So unfortunately that might eliminate them
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post #17 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 11:07 PM
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I know mine eat java moss. Funny thing is it comes out no different than when it was eaten But yeah, plants are on their menu.

This is a little outside the box, but how about an african brown knife fish? Once they are comfortable in the tank they are pretty active, and fascinating to watch swim around the tank. Unlike many knife fish, this one is not nocturnal.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Outside the box is totally what I want. Seen knife fish before and think they are totally cool. The big question is would an African knife fish go after and kill my fish. If no then that is exactly the fish I want
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post #19 of 23 Old 11-01-2013, 11:42 PM
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I wouldn't have suggested it if I thought that that would be the likely outcome There are no certainties though. There always exists the possibility that it won't work out, but I think the chances are much better that it will work.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #20 of 23 Old 11-02-2013, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Think it is exactly what I am looking for. My final concern is will I be I overstocked if I get a knife fish. With my current stock I plan on get 4 more Cory's and loaches. Also something to eat algae later on. Maybe a pair of bristle nose plecos
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