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post #21 of 32 Old 02-01-2008, 05:05 PM
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I'd keep it at that list, at least for now. It sounds like a good setup! It's hard to calculate how many inches you have, as kuhlis are so skinny, but without them you have close to 20 inches of fish. No need to overcrowd!
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post #22 of 32 Old 02-01-2008, 05:20 PM
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do kuhlis count for as many inches as they actually are since they stay still and hidden most of the time? i thought they would but wasnt sure.
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post #23 of 32 Old 02-01-2008, 05:27 PM
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I'm under the impression that they can be kept in larger numbers than the inch rule dictates. Not because of how much they hide, but because, since they are so skinny, their bio load is lower.

Fish4All just started a thread on this:
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=13634
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post #24 of 32 Old 02-01-2008, 07:08 PM
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Kuhlis like to be in groups so I would make sure there are at least 4-6 of them.

The blue lobster shouldn't be kept with fish as it is an ambush predatr and eventually is likely to eat all your fish. Not sure about the clam as I've heard mixed reviews on them.
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yeah stay away from the lobster
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post #26 of 32 Old 02-02-2008, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, my OCD changed my mind about my lineup. I don't want to have fish from more than one continent, so I've decided to only have fish from Asia in my tank. My new lineup is:
6 kuhli loaches
6 cherry barbs
4 rasboras
2 dwarf gouramis
maybe some shrimp, but I doubt it. What are some cleaners from Asia I could use?

(Sorry to change so much mid-stream, btw, I just...changed.)
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post #27 of 32 Old 02-03-2008, 01:57 PM
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what kind of rasboras will you be getting?
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post #28 of 32 Old 02-03-2008, 03:33 PM
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You could get Amano shrimp (usually sold as Caridina Japonica but properly called C. multidentata.) They're pretty cool looking, are from Japan, and are excellent alge eaters.
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post #29 of 32 Old 02-03-2008, 03:42 PM
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I second that, Amanos are really cool, and pretty good cleaners too.
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post #30 of 32 Old 02-03-2008, 04:18 PM
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Yes, I would reccomend Amano Shrimp for an aquarium as well. I have one in my 6, and he is an amazing cleaner.
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