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zeus50 07-09-2007 03:58 PM

Ok I think I have a fish list put together
 
Sorry for being a pain in the @#$.

Can you take a look at this list and tell me what you think? Will these be ok together and am I covered with bottom feeder?

55 Gallon planted tank.

2x Pearl Gourami
2x Opaline Gourami
Corydoras Arcuatus
African Dwarf frog
5x Rosy Barbs

Is there a tank mate, creature or plant that helps with fish wastes?

Thanks,

Zeus

Falina 07-09-2007 04:46 PM

I would recommend a group or 5-6 of the cories. I can't comment on the frogs as I don't know much about them, otherwie it looks good to me.

For a clean up crew are you wanting fish? Or have you thought about shrimp/snails?

zeus50 07-09-2007 08:49 PM

will that many cories not be to much fish for the tank??


Z

herefishy 07-09-2007 10:49 PM

Nix the barbs.

soco1125 07-10-2007 12:42 AM

i agree that cories are best in a group. and i think herefishy is saying nix the barbs because they will nip the long flowing fins of your gouramis. you might want to look at some calm tetras like rummynose or black neons.

zeus50 07-10-2007 07:02 AM

What about adding a school harlequin rasbora?


Also, what order should I put these fish in the tank?

I was also thinking about adding some crypts, vallisnerias and anubias for plants. Thoughts?


Z

Lupin 07-10-2007 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by zeus50
What about adding a school harlequin rasbora?

Excellent. Hengelis are also great.
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Also, what order should I put these fish in the tank?
I prefer cories going last. Gouramis will be first.
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I was also thinking about adding some crypts, vallisnerias and anubias for plants. Thoughts?
Excellent choices.

zeus50 07-10-2007 07:34 AM

Thanks for the input guys. This site rocks.

zeus50 07-10-2007 07:51 AM

So gouramis will be good in the tank first? I don't want to put maybe the rasbora in to help with the cycling?


Z

leifthebunny 07-10-2007 08:40 AM

Gouramis are fairly hardy and they are labyrinth breathers so they can get air from the surface. As for the harlequins, make sure the tank is completely cycled and sits for a bit before adding them, they are sensitive to ammonia.


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