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shavon 02-06-2007 01:36 PM

New Tankmates?
I am considering getting rid of my PKGs. I was wondering what everyone thought. I want to replace them with something that has bight colors. I don't want anything that lives on the bottom of the tank though. That area is covered. My PKGs are only about 3-3.5 inches right now. They have decided to fight all the time. I'm afraid they are going to hurt each other. I have recently moved them from a small tank to a large tank. This caused them to grow almost a full inch in just a couple of weeks. If anyone has any ideas on what to replace them with, I would be happy to hear them. My other fish are listed in my signature. I need them to be compatible. I also don't want anything that will get bigger than 2-3 inches if possible. They would also need to be able to survive in a brackish tank. Thanks.

musho3210 02-06-2007 04:50 PM

perhaps a school of otos? Otos are mini sucker mouth fish that grow to about 1.5-2 inches, they do an incredible job at cleaning algae, only problem with these is that they might not eat what you feed them, thy might only eat the algae in your tank so only own these if you have a substancial algae growth.

shavon 02-06-2007 04:59 PM

I have had fish for over 10 years and have never had any algae. I don't know how, but not even a little bit of algae grows in my tanks. My 75 gallon tank was bought used and it had dead algae in it when I got it. After a thorough cleaning before setup, I don't even have algae in it. I guess otos are out of the question. I can't guarantee I'll ever have any algae for them to eat.

musho3210 02-06-2007 05:13 PM

ok well that makes sense. have you thought of dwarf guoramis?

Lupin 02-06-2007 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by musho3210
ok well that makes sense. have you thought of dwarf guoramis?

Not with serpae tetras around, Musho. Serpaes are far more vicious than tiger barbs in my experience and if the same thing happens to other hobbyists, then it just goes to the point that the owner will either get rid of the victim or suspect.

musho3210 02-06-2007 05:19 PM

oh ok my fault, hmm, what about danios?

shavon 02-06-2007 07:11 PM

My serpae tetra are the most timid fish in my tank. But I don't wanna take any chances. I honestly don't even know what danios look like. Do they have bright colors? I want something with a lot of color.

musho3210 02-06-2007 07:18 PM

ok then nvm about danios, they arent that colorful

what about rainbow fish lol

Lupin 02-06-2007 07:20 PM

musho3210 02-06-2007 07:21 PM

glo-fish, incase you didnt know, is a chemically altered zebra danio that is injected with coral or jellyfish DNA to give them an unatural color, it is illegal in the State of California, dont be fooled by there color

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