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CeeTropical 11-12-2012 07:25 PM

Picking Semi-Aggressive Fish
 
I'm new here, and still getting use to navigating around the website.
Anyway, I already have a 10gl tropical planted tank and since black friday is coming soon I want to get a 20gl tank with semi-aggressive fish. The only problem is, idk what fish would be compatible with each other. Any suggestions on what mix of fishes to get?

Reefing Madness 11-13-2012 12:17 AM

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fish monger 11-13-2012 03:06 PM

You could put together a list of fish you would like and then check them against the fish profiles tab shown second from the left below the site (TROPICAL FISH KEEPING) title. This is very good info and everyone should refer to it before acquiring new fish/creatures/plants.

Byron 11-14-2012 06:24 PM

Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.:wave:

"Aggressive" can have a different meaning for different people. The fish profiles mentioned previously will help you define that. Also remember that while it may seem "large" to us, a 20g is a very small space when it comes to interactions between fish. Any sort of aggression between fish will usually mean stressed fish and that means sick fish and premature death.

If you have questions from the profiles, as I'm sure you will, ask away. There's lots of experience among our members.

Byron.

CeeTropical 11-14-2012 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1310805)
Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.:wave:

"Aggressive" can have a different meaning for different people. The fish profiles mentioned previously will help you define that. Also remember that while it may seem "large" to us, a 20g is a very small space when it comes to interactions between fish. Any sort of aggression between fish will usually mean stressed fish and that means sick fish and premature death.

If you have questions from the profiles, as I'm sure you will, ask away. There's lots of experience among our members.

Byron.

I'll keep that in mind, thanks!

CeeTropical 11-14-2012 11:25 PM

I looked at the freshwater fish and I like the mollies, swordtail, cichlids, angelfish, sharks(Rainbow shark for example) and rams. Are any of these compatible with each other?

Byron 11-15-2012 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CeeTropical (Post 1311327)
I looked at the freshwater fish and I like the mollies, swordtail, cichlids, angelfish, sharks(Rainbow shark for example) and rams. Are any of these compatible with each other?

The quick answser, in a 20g, is no. And aside from this, if a larger tank were under consideration, we are back to water parameters being different for some of these so they are not compatible.

From this list, and depending upon your water parameters, a bonded pair of rams would work. There is the common Blue Ram and the Bolivian Ram. The profiles explain the issues with each, and water param requirements.

Depending what "cichlids" may refer to, possibly. A pair or harem of one of the South American dwarf species with some dither fish could work, if you have soft water. A group of "shellies" from the African rift lake cichlids could work in hard water. But nothing else in a 20g from the cichlid group.

A smallo group of mollies if the water is medium hard to hard and basic in pH. Swordtails get too large for a 20g.

Byron.


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