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Hi all


I'm looking for a bit of advice on stocking my rio 180 litre tank. I would like to add a few more fish, but not sure what I have room for. Here's the current inhabitants:

13 neon tetras
4 corydoras sterbai
2 blue rams
1 gold ram
2 plecos
1 red platy.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Katherine :D
 

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Thanks Joeshmoe

I did think about it, but was a bit worried that the tetras might be eaten by angels as they are still very small.

Also I'm not sure that the tank is really deep enough for angels? It's 17 inches deep.
 

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well 18in high if you want angles but we all no what you get when you put small tetras (two lost souls swiming in a big bowl) :crazy: :shock:
 

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Hi Kate,
What about diamond tetras?
Or maybe..
black phantom, harlequin rasboras, emperor tetras, glass bloodfin.
So many choices.:crazy:
Can't just risk getting angelfish with neons though.
 

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Right, I'm going to go and look up all the different types of tetras available. Do I have room for a group of perhaps ten? I don't want to overstock.

What do you guys think?
 

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Congos don't appeal me too much.Hehe..:mrgreen:
10 diamond tetras and 10 harlequin rasboras should be ok.:)
 

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Thanks for the link Joe.

Just had a look and I really like the Diamond tetras - I'll find out more about them and make a decision from there.

Thanks for all the help guys :thankyou:
 

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Don't worry, Kate. Diamonds are robust species and hard as nails. :love:
 

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Thanks Blue. Did a bit of reading on them today, and my water conditions are ideal. I'll have a look for some. :D
 

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zeb_nz said:
what about some fancy plecos?
That's an idea. Is it ok to keep a selection of different plecos in the same tank without them fighting? :)
 

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katherine73 said:
zeb_nz said:
what about some fancy plecos?
That's an idea. Is it ok to keep a selection of different plecos in the same tank without them fighting? :)
Should be ok in my opinion as long as space permits.:) Males will occasionally fight but otherwise should be fine if enough territories are provided.
I know some people keeping different species of plecs with no problems at all.
Good luck, Kate.:)
 

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Well, about a month later and I finally made a decision :bluelaugh:

I went to the LFS today and got myself 8 black phantom tetras. Lovely fish, very peacful and they are shoaling well together. No probs settling in.

I'll post some pics when I get a chance, although they don't sit still for two minutes, so I'll be lucky to get a good pic!
 

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katherine73 said:
Well, about a month later and I finally made a decision :bluelaugh:

I went to the LFS today and got myself 8 black phantom tetras. Lovely fish, very peacful and they are shoaling well together. No probs settling in.

I'll post some pics when I get a chance, although they don't sit still for two minutes, so I'll be lucky to get a good pic!
You were tempted by somebody to get the black phantoms, Kate. :devil: Tempted.:wink2:
How come only a few got Kerri tetras when I want to demand from them more pics of Kerri Tetras for the gallery.:dunno::bluelaugh:
 
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