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AaronCombs 04-13-2010 12:22 AM

My Community Tank...
So I am like a nut and enjoy different species of fish...

So here's a general outline of what is going on right now.

Giant Danio's
Zebra Danio's
White Clouds
Black Skirt Tetra's
White Skirt Tetra's
Golden Killifish

Well this tank has been running for months now... but here's what I enjoy watching...

The minnows school with the tetra's... weird, but they do.
The killifish just do w/e they feel like.

Now then you probably are thinking thats odd, this post is odd, lol... well there's more...

I'm obtaining 20 sword tail's this weekend, all adults, who have done some breeding...

So I have two questions... I can add these 20 swordtails into the tank, and NO it wont be close to fully stocked. It will be around 90% with the sword tails, I'm running around 40% stocked right now :-)

Question 1
So should I add them to the tank(after they have been quarantined), keep them separate and breed them, or split them up and breed in a smaller tank, and keep the rest in the main tank.

Question 2
What are you all's thoughts to adding more types of tetra's? Like neon tetra's, or say other kinds. If you are for it what kind do you recommend. As for how many don't worry about that lol, I'll take care of that.

iamntbatman 04-13-2010 02:40 AM

How big are your killies? In my experience golden wonder killies are incredibly predatory and will eat any fish that they think they can swallow. As they get bigger, the white clouds will be in danger. Possibly the zebra danios, too. They'd definitely eat neons.

AaronCombs 04-13-2010 07:01 AM

hmm didn't even think about that... even though I know they are ... lol... blonde moments haha
Good point though.

They are only about 2 inches and by far not even close to being the largest fish by any means what so ever.
One reason I stocked them in the tank is to take care of breeding. Nip it in the butt, so to speak.
They haven't bothered any fish in the tank to date.

iamntbatman 04-14-2010 05:00 AM

They're still small, then. My male eventually grew to about 4.5-5" long.

AaronCombs 04-14-2010 10:05 PM

hmm yeah the zebra danio's are close to the same size as they are.

If my Golden's get that big I'll probably give them their own tank for safety of other fish lol.

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