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  1. What to add to a community tank of largely characins

    Characins
    Hello! I have been all over the internet doing research, so now I am weighing in on a forum where people actually keep fish and should have some practical advice. Here is my 75 gallon freshwater (it just celebrated its 2 year birthday): 9 zebra danios 9 black widow tetras 6 serpae tetras 1...
  2. Upgrading from 20 gallon to 75 gallon

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi everybody! I've had a 20 gallon high tank for several years with a Fluval/Aquaclear 20 gallon HOB filter and a Fluval/Aquaclear 30 gallon HOB filter. There's CaribSea sand substrate, fake plants and fake logs and caves. For fish I have 4 harlequin rasboras, 3 spotted cory's (Corydoras...
  3. Stocking 40 gal breeder community tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 40 gallon breeder tank (36L x 18W x 17H) and am looking to create a peaceful tropical community tank. The tank is completely cycled, but has a higher pH that's usually between 7.4 and 7.6 due to aragonite in the substrate from my Malawi cichlids that used to be homed here along with...
  4. 40gal Stocking ideas, please!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 40gal tank that I need a few ideas for! Currently: 1 Blue Gourami. 5 Lyretail Golden Panda Mollies (2 are fry) 1 Gold Dust Molly (fry) 1 Sunfire Platy. 1 Spotted Raphael Catfish. What would some of you more experienced aquarists recommend? Thanks for all your suggestions, guys!
  5. Stocking for 100 gallon tank

    Cichlids
    Hey guys, recently got a 100 gallon fisk tank for the family. I'd like to stock the tank with 5 fish, one for each member of the family, cichlids ideally but I'm open to other options. I'd prefer if each of the fish is a different species, but two of them can be the same as well. I'm also stuck...
  6. Stocking a 20g with Tetras, Corydoras, and what else?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm setting up a new 20g tank and when it finishes cycling, I'm adding in my existing 5 neon tetras and 5 corydoras. I also have some plants in the tank (not sure of their names). Is there any other species I can add to the tank? On AqAdvisor it says the tank's stocking level would be 53%...
  7. 90 Gallon stocking

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am switching my all male african cichlid tank to a peaceful freshwater tank. I used to have a live bearer 20 gallon aquarium and enjoyed watching the breeding process. Had many baby survive without even having to separate them. I want a colorful tank without the aggression of the africans. I...
  8. Choosing fish to put in my tropical tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 15g tank with one female platy and a nerite snail. I was thinking about putting in two female swordtail females, and two dwarf or honey gouramis. I don't want to put any fish in that would bully my platy. I won't put guppies in, as I've had bullying problems before. I ideally want...
  9. Want opinions on small tank stocking plan

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 5 gal and am thinking about stocking neon or green neon tetras (green if i can find them bc theyre smaller), rcs and maybe a nerite snail. How does that sound? I don't know the quantities, the tank will be modestly planted and is on a fishless cycle now. Do any of those species not...
  10. What should I stock with my betta fish?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have female betta her bane is brownie she is really friendly, I want to make community tank I currently have 10 neon tetra housed with her at the moment and she gets along with them well, what else can I stock in my fish tank that's has silmar water levels and temp? I have 120 litre tank :)
  11. wondering how this stocking sounds for my new 36 gallon

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    Hi, I am new to this site. I am setting up a 36 gallon bowfront tank. I'm in the process of cycling now. I an thinking of this stocking: 6-8 harlequin rasbora 2 gourami (m/f) (not sure what kind, looking for suggestions and wondering how aggressive the male is?) 6-8 peppered corys 1 bristle...
  12. Advice on building tank and fish stocks

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi there, Looking for advice on my current research on a new tank build. - Tank 6 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot - External canister filter (haven't decided make but will have built in UV sterilizer) - Inline heater from discharge side of filter - Twin T5 lighting on timer It will be a fully...
  13. Advice For Coursework Project

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello there! I’m studying an animal care diploma and my current module is fish. I’ve always liked fish, but cannot even begin to explain the amount I have learnt and the appreciation I have gained for these amazing creatures – and I’ve barely even scooped the surface water in the ocean of fishy...
  14. What fish can make a home in my tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everybody, I'm new here! Well, not completely new, I've looked at other forums here throughout the last 6 months and its helped me a lot! I recently relocated my Double Tale Betta-Liverpool-to a 10 gallon tank because: A. He's quite the swimmer B. His 5.5 gallon tank sprung a leak and the...
  15. stocking suggestions based on my parameters

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I will be getting a 50 gallon tank this week and plan to plant it heavily. The water from my tap is (after D-Klor and resting for 24 hours): pH: 8.0 gH: 6-7 kH: 6-7 I haven't had any ammonia/nitrite/nitrate register. I'm finding that a lot of the fish that I am drawn to require pH closer to...
  16. Guppy stocking

    Livebearers
    How many male guppies are ideal for a 10-gallon? How about a 20?
  17. Found some chili rasboras...I was bad...;)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    soooo...I was at my lfs just looking around...not planning on buying any fish(yeah right), when I looked into a little tank and- lo and behold- a bunch of itty bitty chili rasboras! They are the most beautiful little tiny fish ever, and I have been looking for them for months! I'd given up, but...
  18. starting a 36 gallon salt water tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    So we are getting ready to start setting up our salt water aquarium...its a 36 gallon bow front.. we have decided to go with just using 5 inches or so of sand and live rock and a skimmer and 2 power heads instead of doing any other kind of filtration. does that sound OK? So my real question is...
  19. ideas on stocking our 36 gallon tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    hi guys! We just got a new 36 gallon tank and we are trying to figure out how to stock it before we buy all our decorations. We want 1 or 2 fish that are the main eye catchers and then we want a school and some bottom dwellers...we like angelfish but not sure about them...any ideas on...
  20. Aggresive Tomato Clown tankmates

    Saltwater Fish
    Well I recently bought fish to stock my near empty tank. I had two green reef chromis and added a mated pair of tomato clowns and a magenta dottyback. The dominate (female) started picking on the chromis and bit the fin off one of the chromis which led him to struggle to death...pretty...
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