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post #11 of 14 Old 03-24-2012, 03:25 PM
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Ahh I remember my first tank was that size, now I have over 15 59gal tanks!
I would recomend these tank mates:
3 black neon tetras
3 neon tetras
1 twig catfish(for algae controll)
1 Porthole catfish(Eats scrap food)
Both black neon tetra and neon tetra are schooling fish that will only school with conspecifics (ie the same species). In order to keep them in good health they need at least 6 conspecifics. This would mean two schools of 6 fish each. The more fish you have the better your fish will look, so instead of having two smaller schools, one larger school will be much more impressive.

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<-------------- you see that dragon goby? funny thing is you can put anything with it as it is a community fish it can live in 50gal+ all you need is aquarium salt to keep him alive he has small eyes so all he can see is food and what is in front of him. The way they eat in the wild is only the slightest carnivorous as they scoop mud and an bugs in it they swallow whole then spit the mud back so he would be a great tank mate that does NOT need a school.
The dragon goby (Gobioides broussonnetii) is a brackish water fish. Since we don't have a profile for it I refer to Seriously Fish. Byron knows the owner and highly respects his opinions. This goby is not suitable for a normal freshwater community due to it's brackish requirement and territoriality.

Cories, on the other hand, would go great in your tank. Your water is getting into the harder range, so make sure you find a species that can tolerate it. Cories should also be in schools. The more you have, the more active they will be. Look in our profiles to see some of the many species of corydoras.

Here is some more information on Roseline shark aka Red-line torpedo barb (Puntius denisonii). It is also a schooling fish and can become aggressive if not in groups of 8-10.

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Both black neon tetra and neon tetra are schooling fish that will only school with conspecifics (ie the same species). In order to keep them in good health they need at least 6 conspecifics. This would mean two schools of 6 fish each. The more fish you have the better your fish will look, so instead of having two smaller schools, one larger school will be much more impressive.


The dragon goby (Gobioides broussonnetii) is a brackish water fish. Since we don't have a profile for it I refer to Seriously Fish. Byron knows the owner and highly respects his opinions. This goby is not suitable for a normal freshwater community due to it's brackish requirement and territoriality.

Cories, on the other hand, would go great in your tank. Your water is getting into the harder range, so make sure you find a species that can tolerate it. Cories should also be in schools. The more you have, the more active they will be. Look in our profiles to see some of the many species of corydoras.

Here is some more information on Roseline shark aka Red-line torpedo barb (Puntius denisonii). It is also a schooling fish and can become aggressive if not in groups of 8-10.
Thank you for the info on the Roseline shark. I will buy more just not today. I wanted cories, but they were out I have read profiles on them and it seems the emerald and false bandit cory would be my best bet, but they had neither in. And only 1 or 2 of albino and panda cory. Do the cories need to be all the same kind or can you have 6 and they be different??? I've had Pandas and albino, and emerald, the Panda did not do well though.

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6 rummy nose tetras
1 pair turquoise rainbow
2 clown loaches
2 red line sharks
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He is really cool! I looked at something that looks similar at LFS. I wondered about having something like that in community tank. How long have you had him?
I have had him for 1 year and i keep neons with him

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Thank you for the info on the Roseline shark. I will buy more just not today. I wanted cories, but they were out I have read profiles on them and it seems the emerald and false bandit cory would be my best bet, but they had neither in. And only 1 or 2 of albino and panda cory. Do the cories need to be all the same kind or can you have 6 and they be different??? I've had Pandas and albino, and emerald, the Panda did not do well though.
Cories will school with members of their own species before going to another species, so if you want to keep multiple species you could do 2 schools of 4-5 fish.

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