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post #1 of 11 Old 05-18-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking advice?

So now one of my tanks has been emptied 12 fish. I gave away most my guppies, they were great but I think I've had enough :)
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3 Cory catfish
2 male guppies
2 lyretail
1 Otto
1 mystery snail
1 unknown fish that I've had forever XD
3 glofish
2 African dwarf frogs (female)

It sounds like a lot, but there aren't very many swimming species, they're mostly bottom feeders! So I was wondering if anyone knew of like just a few fish I could add to make it more exotic. I've had fish for about 7 years and I just want something cooler... I guess it's too small for angel fish :( what about gourami? Any other idea?


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post #2 of 11 Old 05-19-2013, 12:27 AM
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How big is the tank?

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
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Oh whoops, I forgot to say that.. It's a 20 gallon and has living plants in it.


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post #4 of 11 Old 05-20-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, well I got a dalmation Molly and a red something fish... Another live bearer but only one of each so there shouldn't be any babies :) still want a gourami but I'm not sure if it will be friendly..


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Guppies and mollies can breed together, as can platys and swordtails.

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
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Guppies and mollies can breed together, as can platys and swordtails.
Ya, I've heard of this, all mine are makes so there shouldn't be any problems.


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And I think the red one is a platy actually.




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post #8 of 11 Old 05-24-2013, 10:02 AM
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I would say you are at the limit, especially since we don't know what two of the fish even are. The molly can get largish, check the profile.

As for the gourami, I would not, even aside from the above. Again, the species is not given, but all are sedate and do not appreciate active fish (glofish, perhaps the "unknowns" too).

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I would say you are at the limit, especially since we don't know what two of the fish even are. The molly can get largish, check the profile.

As for the gourami, I would not, even aside from the above. Again, the species is not given, but all are sedate and do not appreciate active fish (glofish, perhaps the "unknowns" too).

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Ones a platy and the other is a rasbora heteromorpha danio:)


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Ones a platy and the other is a rasbora heteromorpha danio:)


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The rasbora is a sholaing fish, which means it must have a group. I would get another 5 or 6. I know this is further pushing the tank limits, but if you are going to have shoaling fish they must have a group, and with plants and regular weekly partial water changes they will still be healthier.

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