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sjmon0 04-14-2009 09:59 AM

Helpp Compatibility????
Hey everyone i can not find a decent compatibility chart anywhere so am asking for some much needed help.

Ok here i go... I am looking at getting some new fish for my tank...
2 Black Ghost Knife
1 Albino Rainbow Shark
1 Red Tailed Shark
1 Silver Shark
2 Clown Loaches
1 Pakistani Loach
10 Neon Tetra
5 Corys
2 Bristlenose Catties
5 Rummynose Tetras
And 5 Swordtails

Just wondering if they are compatible??? Cant find any info on the compatibility of the Black Ghost Knife so anyone with expereonce with these beautiful guys please help (:

Thanks heaps

Fishin Pole 04-14-2009 10:55 AM


We would need to know the size of the tank before me and other members can comment on compatibility........Some of the fish in your list get rather large and are very territorial..........and the tetras might end up being food instead of tankmates..........The knife fish are very good predators and will eat anything they can fit in there mouths.........we need a little more info before i would make suggestions

sjmon0 04-14-2009 11:11 AM

Its a 3ft tank... its finished cycling etc etc... atm its got 4 mollies 1 neon the others died ): 1 albino cory and 1 bronze catty... i upgraded from a small tank so now looking at getting more fish (:

Mikaila31 04-14-2009 11:23 AM

A lot of those fish are going to get too big

2 Black Ghost Knife- too big ( need 75gal and reach up to 18") will also eat most your fish

1 Albino Rainbow Shark- too big (needs 55gal) can also be aggressive

1 Red Tailed Shark - same a above shark.

1 Silver Shark - don't know exact species? most grow to monstrous sizes

2 Clown Loaches- get huge (need 75gal) can reach over a foot

1 Pakistani Loach- Works!

10 Neon Tetra- Works

5 Corys-works!(pick smaller species 2" max)

2 Bristlenose Catties-works!

5 Rummynose Tetras- Works!

And 5 Swordtails- works!

Without knowing the exact gallons your tank holds its hard to say how many fish can can have. The 6 species that work are all compatiable with each other. However with the numbers you specified I'm thinking you are either going to be heavily stocked or overstocked. I would scale back the numbers and not get some species.

JohnnyD44 04-14-2009 11:30 AM

I agree with could keep the pakistani loach, tetras, the corys, rummynose tetras, as well as the swordtails.

the other loach, knife fish, and sharks will out grow your tank quickly. 3ft? so it's like a 40 gallon? my 55 is 4ft long I know that, so maybe it's a 40G

I'd stick with the stocking listed by mikailia and 2nd think the sharks and other loach.

sjmon0 04-14-2009 10:15 PM

Its a 200L tank. I dont know how many gallon that is cause Im in Aus so yeah

Mikaila31 04-15-2009 12:26 AM

Thats around 50 gallons, which is a lot more than I was thinking. I think the above numbers that you listed would be fine in that tank.

parakeeto225 04-15-2009 02:29 AM

i bought my dalmation twins ( spotted cory catfish) to give my kokobe ( betta) some company...i just wanna ask...can you make a cory catfissh eat vegetables and fruits?

parakeeto225 04-15-2009 02:31 AM for some reason my gravels rocks changed from blue to brown...maybe fake paint? jk...natural,,,

sjmon0 04-15-2009 02:38 AM

so the bgk's would be good as well?

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