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sYn 03-09-2007 10:00 AM

new tank
Hello friends
I am new to this forum and I love this place it has a lot of info.
Now I have just recently upgraded from a 25gl to an 110gl that is 48x18x31.
The tank is planted with some drift wood and rocks, and I would like to do a dwarf cichlids community.

In the tank I got
1 Bala shark 7"
1 Chinese algae
1 neon tetra
3 flying foxes

I would like to put in an par of Bolivian Ram and a par of Kribensis and a big school of tetras.
Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Rue 03-09-2007 10:13 AM

Sounds like a lovely tank...I'm thinking/planning on a larger tank too...

One thing have a tall tank...and the issue with those is that they have less surface area than a short tank of the same capacity, so you can't have quite as many fish in them...

I think SW people like them because you can build up a reef in them...but for FW they don't really have an advantage as far as stocking goes...

Daz 03-09-2007 10:14 AM

Hello sYn,

Ram's and Kribs need different conditions, they are of differnet biotopes. Try googling some Apistogrames images see which ones you like and replace the Kribs. :)

GalaxyGirl 03-09-2007 05:31 PM

I have heard the chinese algae eaters eat the smaller fish, they ate my friends tetras. But definentely get more neons, they are not happy as a single fish, they need more then 3.

tophat665 03-11-2007 05:36 PM

Alternately, sooner or later someone will eat that neon. You could probably get away with larger tetras, though. Flame Tetras, Black Skirts, Red Eyes, Diamonds, Emperors, Blue Emperors, Head and Tail Lights, all good. There are larger schooling fish that might be good instead too - Scissortail Rasboras, Rosey Barb, and Giant Danios spring right to mind.

sYn 03-11-2007 09:16 PM

Thanks guys, I have had the Chinese algae eater for over 6 years and I never had a problem with him and small fishes, and that was in my 25gl tank. But as soon as I put the Bala in, he devoured 4 neon.
What about Rummy-nose tetra and Gourami or flag fish?

Lupin 03-11-2007 10:19 PM

I would advise getting rid of the bala shark. Being 12-16 inches in size, your choices are quite limited.

musho3210 03-11-2007 10:35 PM

are you sure thats a CAE, looks more like a false siamese algae eater, unless these two are the same thing.....

Lupin 03-11-2007 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by musho3210
are you sure thats a CAE, looks more like a false siamese algae eater, unless these two are the same thing.....

I will answer your question. I just noticed the picture.:lol:

It's indeed a false SAE.

sYn 03-11-2007 10:52 PM

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