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ferszty 09-28-2009 02:33 AM

what are good combinations to put with livebearers.
im getting another tank its 35-40 gallon tank and im planning on having different types of fish in ther with the livebearers im not planning on having alot of livebearers so what is a good combo with livebearers?:|
by the way i got more fry :-D

Lupin 09-28-2009 05:49 AM

I'm not sure what exactly are you asking considering your signature already mentioned you keep all four species of livebearers. Combining all four is not exactly an issue. I think if your tank however is heavily planted, then the fry may actually be your problem if they can survive cannibalism. Added fish means heavier bioload.

ferszty 09-29-2009 01:27 AM

what different types of fish go well with livbearers

Twistersmom 09-29-2009 04:02 AM

Are you looking for a fish that will or will not, eat the fry?

eileen 09-29-2009 07:01 PM

I have a 55 gal. It's a community tank. I have 2 bushy nosed plecos, 4 Snake skin guppies, 6 harleqen rasboras, 6 dwarf rasboras, 3 boesmani rainbows, 9 ghost shrimps, 1 large angelfish. The angelfish I got as a baby it was about the size of a nickel I bought it at Walmart it is my biggest fish now at 6". I keep livebearers as food for the angelfish and rainbow fish. If you buy 1 small angelfish as a baby it will get along with all of your fish and grow up with them and when it gets bigger will keep the fry population down but only get 1 angelfish some of your fry will survive in your plants.

biokid101 09-29-2009 07:46 PM

i keep cories angelifish and gouramis in my tank and i have 4 livebearers in with them

ferszty 09-30-2009 02:17 AM


Originally Posted by Twistersmom (Post 249942)
Are you looking for a fish that will or will not, eat the fry?

i'v got net breeders so im okay ther jst fish that won't kill adult livebaerers

Twistersmom 09-30-2009 04:05 AM

How about some type of bottom fish? Maybe some cory.

ferszty 10-01-2009 01:17 AM

i've got some i bought 3 but 1 died
i was thinking tetras

1077 10-01-2009 05:18 AM

I would look for small schooling fish that would do well with the pH you have. I will assume your water is suited for livebearer's who need hard alkaline water in order to thrive with ph values between 7.4 and 8.0. I would look for fish that appreciate similar water conditions. Mollies,and guppies do best in warmer water ,something in the 78 to 80 degree range, while platy's and swordtail's do best in slightly cooler water closer to 75 to 76 degrees. This should also be something for you to consider when choosing fish.
Many websites and books ,will give a ph range and temperature range for most fish but one should not expect to keep the fish in either the lower or upper extreme of those temperatures, Fish will always do better in the long term with temps.,and ph somewhere in the middle. Others will often state..."well. I keep my fish at this pH.or that temp and I haven't had any trouble".. I place little stock in emotional aspects of this hobby. My only concern is for the health of the fish and the suggestions I offer are always aimed to that end. It is as it should be, not necessarily the way we think it ought to be .

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