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Currently right now i have:
4 Black Phantom Tetras
2 Khuli Loaches

what else should i eventually add to my tank? I was thinking some otto catfish for algae, maybe a couple guppies (still not sure), but other than that i dont really know. any suggestions would be cool. :)
 

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ok kymmie thanks. i knew the needed to not be kept alone, but i didnt realize there should be that many :shock:
 

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Guppies will make more guppies, lots of guppies. The only way to avoid this is to buy male only.
 

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Well, how tall, and how long is your tank... Can't tell from three numbers which one is which...
 

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Otto cats I really like... stupidly I didn't quarantine them first, but I've had them for a month now just about and they are doing just fine, although it was a challenge to get them to eat at first. They really DO prefer algae over anything else, but I've had luck with romaine lettuce. Will be trying baby spinach after that. My LFS guy also said he feeds his turnip greens and collard greens. Just blanch whatever you use in the mic. I got a bag of romaine hearts and nuked one piece in about a half inch of water in a bowl for 35 seconds. Just put it in the same place in the tank everyday and you should be okay. If you have a veggie clip that would be good, but I have got a piece of driftwood that has a little spot where I can just slide the veggies under and it stays there. Good luck! Also, ottos are best kept in groups.. I currently have 2 though.
 

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that doesn't sound bad actually. anything besides a Gourami or a dwarf Cichlid as far as a centerpiece fish goes? im not a big fan of gouramis, and my lfs doesn't have a very good selection of dwarf cichlids any more.
 

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That's too bad your LFS does not have any nice dwarf cichlids. Batman's stocking plan sounds really good to me. I may have to go hunt down a 20G myself.....:-D
 
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