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KellyL 11-26-2012 07:46 PM

Looking for a centerpiece fish!
 
We are slowly stocking our 200L freshwater tank, we currently have:
9 neons
5 Endler's guppy
5 corys
3 Dalmatian mollies
3 ottos
2 dwarf gourami
1 red tailed black shark

we are looking for a centerpiece fish (or pair) that are peaceful and add that little bit extra to the tank, nothing huge I'd say a max of 10inches??

Any suggestions?

Thanks all!

KellyL 11-26-2012 08:09 PM

Also, my red tailed black shark goes up to the surface and eats floating food intended for the other fish - is that normal? They get sinking pellets and algae wafers too but he seems to like it? He (I assume its a he) will eat anything that is sinking first then takes gulps from the surface hoping to get some food! he then has to blow out all the air he took in! I assumed from what I read and the fact that his mouth is on his underside that he was a 'bottom feeder'!

Thanks again!

fish monger 11-26-2012 09:03 PM

Thinking we might have some unit of measure confusion going on. Your tank is 200L, so I'm thinking that's approximately 50G. A ten inch fish in a 50G tank is enormous. A ten centimeter fish is appropriately sized. Let's clear up the measures first and then talk about possible centerpiece fish. Us Yanks aren't used to dealing with metrics :-)

KellyL 11-27-2012 02:23 PM

Your right 200l is around 53 US gallons. And I am sorry! my bad! I did mean 10cm not 10inches!! 10inches is massive! I'd need to keep it in the bath! :D

djembekah 11-27-2012 03:04 PM

i hope you just meant red tailed shark lol. black sharks get HUGE!

KellyL 11-27-2012 03:14 PM

It was called red tailed black shark in the store so thats what I've been calling it! definitely not a massive black shark though!! :)

djembekah 11-27-2012 03:16 PM

if you click the Black Shark link it shows you a shark that can get up to like 24 inches in captivity, which probably wouldn't do too well in your tank. i hope its a Red Tail Shark!


http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...-tailed-shark/

djembekah 11-27-2012 03:26 PM

anyways to be ON topic. could you do gourami?

KellyL 11-27-2012 03:58 PM

Yes thats him the red tailed shark!! I was a little worried for a minute!
I already have two dwarf gourami, will that matter?

djembekah 11-27-2012 04:07 PM

hm. i would think the gourami are already sort of centerpiece fish. not sure what else you could add, maybe a few more of them?

i was playing with aqadvisor.com and plugged in your fish, and even though it didnt have your exact tank, it warned that the RTS might be too aggressive to be with the neons and the endlers, so i'd keep an eye on that. sounds like a beautiful tank :)


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