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Swordtails #1
Hi there. New the the forum and new to fish keeping so go easy on me lol.
I’ve recently got myself a Jewel Lido 120 tank. I have 9 guppies in there at the mo but I’d like to get them some tank mates.
I’ve been looking at swordtails and mollies for a while no and have read that they can all go together. My question is what is the maximum fish I can have in my tank. I have a quarantine tank all set up for what I go and by tomorrow. All in all I would like swordtails mollies guppies and Corydoras in my tank but it’s the amount I’m struggling with.
Thanks so much.
Phil
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Re: Swordtails #2
Hi

The tank has enough volume for swordtails, but unfortunately is nowhere near long enough - they're quite large (when fully grown) and active fish who need a decent swimming length of at least 4ft (120cm). Mollies will be fine with your guppies if you have hard water, but cories won't as they are soft water fish. Your water needs to have a gH of at least 15 German degrees for mollies and that's too hard for cories.
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Re: Swordtails #3
Hi thanks for your reply. I think my tank is 4ft by 4ft so that should be fine. Is there any other bottom dwellers I could have with my guppies. I’ve been advised so many different things. Someone told my a dwarf honey gourami but then others have told me not to. I just want a few other fish in there.

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Re: Swordtails #4
The Lido 120 is only 2ft x 18 inches so it's too small for swordtails. How hard is your water?