I have a question aswell...
Currently cycling my 20 G with 4 zebras. When its done I had planned to get a couple more and 5 or 6 guppies(all male), 2 african dwarf frogs, 1 mystery snail, a pair or red eye tetras and one of those small albino bottom feeders.
Do we think all of those would get along with each other and with the zebras?
yes i believe, just try to get the tetras another pair as they like to school
By Zebras, I take it you mean Zebra Danios. All of those fish are compatible with them.
The porblem is, you only want 2 tetras. They love groups in 5 or more, or else they get pretty shy.
If you want a small bottom feeder, I think you are looking at Cories. They like groups of AT LEAST 3, preferably more. If you get a pleco, make sure your aqurium is big enough for the fish, because they can get pretty big.
Sorry yes I meant Danios.
I'll have to think on that while it cycles, I wouldn't want to overstock.
Here's my set up:
penguin 150 bio wheel filter
round bubble stone in opposite corner of filter
1 hiding place with 3 openings
1 live plant ...i forget the name
3 plastic plants
15 to 18 small fish I thought would be a good number.
5 red eyes
Are cories a must or important to have?
That list looks much better. Be sure to provide some hiding spots for the ADF's.
Plus, the Snail and ADF's will eat some of the food that is not eaten.
You could also get some Ghost or Cherry Shrimp if you want some more inverts.
I wouldn't mix red-eyes and male guppies. Red-eyes can be very nippy with long finned, slow moving fish. Don't get me wrong, I love them both, but keeping them together is probably not such a hot idea. You could skip the guppies and go with Beckford's Pencilfish or skip the red-eyes and go with a less nippy tetra. Unfortunately, I am drawing a blank on another good silverish schooling fish that will do well in a 20, but I am sure someone could chime in on that. If you go with red instead of silver, then Flame (Von Rio) tetras would be a really nice alternative that won't outshine the guppies.
thank you for pointing that out... how about neons, would they fit with that group?
Neons should be fine. Pristella tetras might be better. They like harder water than most tetras, which is something that guppies appreciate too and danios don't mind.
My tank is cycled! I talked my lfs into giving me a big bag of substrate from one of his tanks and squeezings out of 4 filter medias. I told him if he wants to sell me some fish he should help me out lol. This is a new lfs for me. This guy has been in business for 40 years. He's got all kinds of fish I have never seen in other local lfs'. His new arrivals are quarantined and he garantees his fish to be disease free. I didnt see one dead fish in over 75 tanks. So let's just say by seeing all of this my list went out the window!
Picked up 2 gouramis 2 days ago. A Dwarf and a Paradise.
I moved my Danios to my new 10g except 1 wich I cannot catch... hes on speed I tell ya.
I was thinking of adding another gourami and asked about that in the proper section.
Any suggestions on tank mates? I still like the ADFs would they do well with gouramis?
So here is my curent community:
1 dwarf gourami
1 paradise gourami
3 neon tetras (given to me by neighbor they lived as a trio with a betta for a year)
2 black mollies (in quarantine tank)
2 red platies (in quarantine tank)
3 frill plants
The paradise chases the dwarf at times..usually when feeding if they get too close. No other problems.
I need suggestions for a 3ish inches colorful fish that does well in higher ph.
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