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post #21 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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If it was your tank what would be your top three types of fish to put in the tank with the Krib and the 3 Cory Catfish

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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post #22 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 03:10 PM
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If it was your tank what would be your top three types of fish to put in the tank with the Krib and the 3 Cory Catfish
I don't really like suggesting specific fish species to others, as it is your aquarium. When i see problems I comment, as i did previously. But have a browse in the profiles, under cyprinids for the medium rasbora, and characins for some peaceful tetra. In a 20g I would have just one group of maybe 7 or 8, depending upon species.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #23 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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What about Black Phantom tetras have about 8 of them in there?

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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post #24 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry Change that I read the profile on them and they wouldnt do good in my tank How about Head and Tail Light Tetras

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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Sorry Change that I read the profile on them and they wouldnt do good in my tank How about Head and Tail Light Tetras
Yes. They are peaceful, and tend to remain in the upper half of the water column, so that works well with dwarf cichlids that tend to stay in the lower half.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #26 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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ok great thanks guys for the help

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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post #27 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 06:03 PM
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I have to put a nod in for Von Rio Tetras. I love mine - they're fun to watch, have a nice bit of color and seem to do really well together. I have them in a 16g and they're doing great. (They've already spawned once that I know of...)

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #28 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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As soon as i get my video recorder back I will post a Video of my tank before and after my fish are in there

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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post #29 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 07:55 PM
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I just stocked my 20G tank today and I put 6 tiger barbs (3 regular, 3 green), 3 Cory Cats, 1 Pleco, & 1 ADF.

I'm debating on moving the ADF to my 50G tank though since barbs tend to be semi-aggressive at times if there aren't enough in the tank but I'm not sure yet, we'll see how it goes but I'm sure he'll be fine in there.

I'm not recommending any of the fish above since it's your aquarium but I thought I'd chime in since I just did the exact same thing you are in the process of doing.

I did however skip the traditional cycling methods by planting the tank, which I do with all of the tanks I get now and I haven't had a problem to this date.

75G FW Community planted
65G FW Mbuna tank
50G FW Mixed Cichlid
33G Reef Tank
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post #30 of 50 Old 07-20-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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