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FishyFishy89 04-06-2013 08:32 PM

Compatible Fish
I'm looking to add more colorful fish to my tank. Everyone is atleast black/tan like. I have 6 angels i my 75 gallon. They're all atleast a quarter sized.

What schooling fish will be colorful enough to add with the juvies? I'd love the neons, but their much too small and maybe become snacks for the juvies when they're larger.

Stocking is:
6 angels
6 cory cats
1 striped kuhli loach
3 upside down cats

Also, if the compatible fish breed like rabbits, I totally don't mind if my angels nom their babies

aussieJJDude 04-06-2013 10:19 PM

I would have more kuhli loaches in there...
onther wise, it looks fine...

jentralala 04-06-2013 10:23 PM

I'd up the Kuhli to around 5 at least, if not 10. You have the space. And you can always add more cory cats, the more the merrier :)

As per more colorful fish I can't think of anything off the top of my head that wouldn't later look like food to the angels (linear fish, such as neon tetras. They can get gobbled up).

nicolaas 04-07-2013 05:49 AM

Bleeding heart tetra,congo tetra,lemon tetra,head and tail light tetras,black ruby barb,giant danio,swordtail,platy, just to name a few.

Please get more kuhlis at least 5 of them.


FishyFishy89 04-07-2013 09:49 AM

Yes yes, I am WELL aware that I need more kuhlis. I did get 6 brown kuhlis. But my striped kuhli never bonded with them. When 1 or the bunch gets near him he'll frankly swim to another area. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for stripes for him.

I like those Congo Tetras. Their tails are very interesting. The Black Ruby Barb is almost similar to the Tiger Barb. I really wanted the tigers, but they're such fin nippers! And my juvies are developing very tall fins.

I'm also not adding any more bottom feeders. I want to make sure everyone has enough room.

with 6 corys, 7 kuhlis(not planning on keeping the 6 browns) and 3 upside down cats, the bottom has quite a bit of activity.

nicolaas 04-07-2013 12:26 PM

The black ruby barb is much more peaceful than the tiger barb.

FishyFishy89 04-07-2013 12:41 PM

Another person recommended Rummynose Tetras as well.
Looks like my list will be Congo Tetra, Black Ruby Barbs and the Rummynose Tetras. It'll be fun deciding which one to choose from when the money comes ;)

Byron 04-07-2013 01:49 PM

I cannot recommend the black ruby barb. With angelfish, never include barbs or danios as these are too active. Good companions are sedate fish, which is where some of the rasbora and characins (tetra) work well.

Avoid the linear species, like neons, rummys, etc. These are almost certain to be eaten, or the angelfish will attempt to eat them. The disk-shaped characins like the Rosy Tetra, Roberts Tetra, etc. work well, and add some colour. Flame Tetra and Lemon Tetra might work too. Someone mentioned Congo Tetra, and these are borderline because of their often active swimming; mine like to pair up (sometimes three together) and run relays down the length of the tank, for hours. This activity will stress angelfish.


fish042099 04-15-2013 07:30 PM

tiger barbs are nasty

Oscar98 04-25-2013 02:57 PM

I would out a pair of german blue rams in there depending on the tank size.

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