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Ive heard many people love getting a new tank simply to plan on what fish to get. I love it too but im not to picky so why dont you pick them out. Here is what i want so far

Im a small schooling fish lover
75 gallon tank
Medium-heavily planted

8 zebra danios
4 bolivian rams
6 corydoras
3 otos
6 flame tetras
3 cherry barbs

Well thats my scheme, i dont know if i can fit anything else in there, if i can tell me. Please also note that there will be a minimum of 5 zebra danios, 2 bolivian rams, and 3 otos since i already have these fish, also there needs to be cories since i simple love them.

Be creative, make one up that contains what i just gave you (5 danios, 2 rams, 3 otos, 6 cories)
 

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I would put some platys and some more types of tetras. Maby a plec or 2 cause your tank is big they will go huge.
 

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Brandon said:
I would put some platys and some more types of tetras. Maby a plec or 2 cause your tank is big they will go huge.
na im no fan of plecs, plus they will compete with my otos for algae.... I like angelfish but otos are small enough to be eaten, any info on this?
 

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How about some cherry shrimp ? Or would the Rams make a snack out of them? Just a thought.. I can't find any in my area or i would get some..
 

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cherries are too expensive to be risking them with the rams cories and everything else in my tank, id rather go with ghost.
 

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magic_marty said:
How about some cherry shrimp ? Or would the Rams make a snack out of them? Just a thought.. I can't find any in my area or i would get some..
The rams will, unfortunately, do.:sob: Blue rams are no exception from this.
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na im no fan of plecs, plus they will compete with my otos for algae.... I like angelfish but otos are small enough to be eaten, any info on this?
Angels will not bother the otos but tetras will. What plec are you thinking of keeping? Not all plecs eat algae.
 

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Blue said:
magic_marty said:
How about some cherry shrimp ? Or would the Rams make a snack out of them? Just a thought.. I can't find any in my area or i would get some..
The rams will, unfortunately, do.:sob: Blue rams are no exception from this.
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na im no fan of plecs, plus they will compete with my otos for algae.... I like angelfish but otos are small enough to be eaten, any info on this?
Angels will not bother the otos but tetras will. What plec are you thinking of keeping? Not all plecs eat algae.
are flame tetras agressive to otos? Will angels bother any of my other fish?
 

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If you mean the columbian blue flame tetras i would say no cause we have 5 in our tank and they don't bother any other fish other then there own kind and its not that bad at all.They just sometimes chase each other a little and i have never seen any nipping or biting of any kind from them..
 

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Marty, he meant the Hyphessobrycon flammeus as the word 'Columbian' was not included in his first post. Other fish are fine with the angels with the exception of cherry barbs and flame tetras. Tetras will not bother your otos.
 

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Blue said:
Marty, he meant the Hyphessobrycon flammeus as the word 'Columbian' was not included in his first post. Other fish are fine with the angels with the exception of cherry barbs and flame tetras. Tetras will not bother your otos.
ok so wait, i can have angels but not cherry or flames right?
Tetras wont bother otos right?
Angels wont eat oto right?

these posts are confusing :roll:
 

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musho3210 said:
ok so wait, i can have angels but not cherry or flames right?
Tetras wont bother otos right?
Angels wont eat oto right?
1. Yes. Get black neon or penguin tetras instead.:wink2:
2. Yes.
3. Yes.

these posts are confusing :roll:
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but as i said in a post a long time ago i am (or reccomended by you i should say) probably going to get red fish to bring out the metalic color of my other fish.
 

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musho3210 said:
but as i said in a post a long time ago i am (or reccomended by you i should say) probably going to get red fish to bring out the metalic color of my other fish.
Get some red phantom tetras or golden pencilfish instead.
 

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rasboras are acidic water fish, i have more of a basic water (7.2-7.4 depending on how much lower the ph will go with CO2 and coconut and driftwood)
 

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hmm i dont think i will get angelfish since it doesnt give me much of a chance to get the fish i really want.
 
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