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Old 10-29-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
 
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Stocking Help?

Hello all, my LFS has had a contest this month, you enter a drawing to win a free 46 gallon tank, doesn't come with anything except a stand and hood. This contest ends on Monday, and I do realize it's a very slim chance I win it, but in the event that I do I'd like to plan ahead. I'd like sand substrate and heavily planted. Either Sponge filters( I'd like Fluval Duel Sponge Filter, how much would I need?) or an Aquaclear 70. For fish, I'd like 2 group of "Supporting Cast", like Schooling fish, and 1-2 Main Fish, that would be seen out often. For one of the schooling fish, I already know I'd ideally want 6 Kuhli Loaches. I also like Celestial Pearl Danios, but I don't think they're ideal for this tank(?). For a main fish, I like the idea of a pair of Blue Rams or a Gourami. What's a good species? Thanks for any and all replies!
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
 
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Wait, no to the rams, 3 Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlids or a Gourami.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
 
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I have 5 apistogramma cacatuoides in my 29g tank and they are a lot of fun to watch. They're pretty easy to care for and so far, not SUPER aggressive to other species. I love them.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
 
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I know, they're very pretty <3 1 male can be with 2 females, yes?
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #5
 
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Yes, they are harem breeders. I have 1 male and 4 females.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:56 AM   #6
 
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Hrmmm, ok. In your Opinion, would they be alright with Celestial Pearl Danios?
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
 
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Ive never had those danios before. Just a quick glance at their profile and it says they should be kept alone because of how small they are. Just remember the apisto's are cichlids. Mine are still juveniles and I cant see them eating another fish right now, but I'm sure that will change once they are full grown. The males get 3.5 inches.. putting that with a fish that gets 3/4's of an inch sounds risky to me.

Again though, I've never had celestial pearl danio's before.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:15 PM   #8
 
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Ok, I'll rethink that, then. Thank you for the help!
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #9
 
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Ok, so, I just called the LFS, apparently they closed the contest but will draw it next week. So, anyway, I came up with a alternative stocking plan........as the "Supporting Cast" have 1 RedTailed Shark and 6-7 Praecox(excuse the bad spelling) Rainbowfish. What could I have as a main fish? I'd keep it at 75-76 F and alter the PH so it's a 7.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:09 PM   #10
 
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