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Exterrestrial 03-23-2012 02:30 PM

55g Planted Community
 
Pearl Gouramis
Cories
Otos
Loaches
Cherry Barbs
Snails
and plants.

Should I add anything else? Or does what I have sound okay?

Can I put some platys in there?

yyankeeyankeefan 03-23-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Exterrestrial (Post 1022377)
Pearl Gouramis
Cories
Otos
Loaches
Cherry Barbs
Snails
and plants.

Should I add anything else? Or does what I have sound okay?

Can I put some platys in there?

what kind of loaches? i know some are not found of other fish and the otos/cories might be a problem as they tend to stay near the bottom on the plants (at least in my experience) as they feed on the algae. also when planting. cherry barbs like to nibble plants, so keep that in mind when choosing your plants for you tank.

Exterrestrial 03-23-2012 03:56 PM

I have kuhli loaches

Termato 03-23-2012 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exterrestrial (Post 1022377)
Pearl Gouramis
Cories
Otos
Loaches
Cherry Barbs
Snails
and plants.

Should I add anything else? Or does what I have sound okay?

Can I put some platys in there?

How many of each?

Exterrestrial 03-23-2012 04:41 PM

2 or 3 Pearls
6 cories
10 otos
8 loaches
7 cherry barbs
10 snails

Considering a couple platys.

& my tank is heavily planted + Rocks & driftwood.

yyankeeyankeefan 03-23-2012 04:42 PM

what size tank?

Exterrestrial 03-23-2012 04:45 PM

Oh, all I have are snails and loaches right now- I'm double checking everything else before I gradually increase my fish

Exterrestrial 03-24-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by yyankeeyankeefan (Post 1022478)
what size tank?

55g Measurments are 4ft x 1 1/2 ft x 2ft.

Jayy 03-24-2012 09:12 AM

What's your ph? The fish you have listed are softwater fish, while platies prefer.harder water 7 and up.

Exterrestrial 03-24-2012 06:27 PM

Right now it reads 6.7


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