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musho3210 03-06-2007 05:25 PM

Help me plan a stock
 
Ive heard many people love getting a new tank simply to plan on what fish to get. I love it too but im not to picky so why dont you pick them out. Here is what i want so far

Im a small schooling fish lover
75 gallon tank
Medium-heavily planted

8 zebra danios
4 bolivian rams
6 corydoras
3 otos
6 flame tetras
3 cherry barbs

Well thats my scheme, i dont know if i can fit anything else in there, if i can tell me. Please also note that there will be a minimum of 5 zebra danios, 2 bolivian rams, and 3 otos since i already have these fish, also there needs to be cories since i simple love them.

Be creative, make one up that contains what i just gave you (5 danios, 2 rams, 3 otos, 6 cories)

Brandon 03-06-2007 07:21 PM

I would put some platys and some more types of tetras. Maby a plec or 2 cause your tank is big they will go huge.

musho3210 03-06-2007 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Brandon
I would put some platys and some more types of tetras. Maby a plec or 2 cause your tank is big they will go huge.

na im no fan of plecs, plus they will compete with my otos for algae.... I like angelfish but otos are small enough to be eaten, any info on this?

magic_marty 03-06-2007 07:55 PM

How about some cherry shrimp ? Or would the Rams make a snack out of them? Just a thought.. I can't find any in my area or i would get some..

musho3210 03-06-2007 07:57 PM

cherries are too expensive to be risking them with the rams cories and everything else in my tank, id rather go with ghost.

Lupin 03-06-2007 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by magic_marty
How about some cherry shrimp ? Or would the Rams make a snack out of them? Just a thought.. I can't find any in my area or i would get some..

The rams will, unfortunately, do.:sob: Blue rams are no exception from this.
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Originally Posted by musho3210
na im no fan of plecs, plus they will compete with my otos for algae.... I like angelfish but otos are small enough to be eaten, any info on this?

Angels will not bother the otos but tetras will. What plec are you thinking of keeping? Not all plecs eat algae.

musho3210 03-06-2007 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue
Quote:

Originally Posted by magic_marty
How about some cherry shrimp ? Or would the Rams make a snack out of them? Just a thought.. I can't find any in my area or i would get some..

The rams will, unfortunately, do.:sob: Blue rams are no exception from this.
Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
na im no fan of plecs, plus they will compete with my otos for algae.... I like angelfish but otos are small enough to be eaten, any info on this?

Angels will not bother the otos but tetras will. What plec are you thinking of keeping? Not all plecs eat algae.

are flame tetras agressive to otos? Will angels bother any of my other fish?

magic_marty 03-06-2007 09:26 PM

If you mean the columbian blue flame tetras i would say no cause we have 5 in our tank and they don't bother any other fish other then there own kind and its not that bad at all.They just sometimes chase each other a little and i have never seen any nipping or biting of any kind from them..

Lupin 03-06-2007 09:28 PM

Marty, he meant the Hyphessobrycon flammeus as the word 'Columbian' was not included in his first post. Other fish are fine with the angels with the exception of cherry barbs and flame tetras. Tetras will not bother your otos.

musho3210 03-06-2007 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue
Marty, he meant the Hyphessobrycon flammeus as the word 'Columbian' was not included in his first post. Other fish are fine with the angels with the exception of cherry barbs and flame tetras. Tetras will not bother your otos.

ok so wait, i can have angels but not cherry or flames right?
Tetras wont bother otos right?
Angels wont eat oto right?

these posts are confusing :roll:


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