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kerrbear kerrbear
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  • Posted on: 3/9/2008 18:23
Re: 10 great community fish - by PFK #31
think ill be having all males then thanks again for your advise and once my tank is cycled im be sure to post a few pics up

richardmcneary richardmcneary
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Re: 10 great community fish - by PFK #32
dwarf gouramis are one of the best comunity fish for novices, they come in so many colour morphs and are easy to keep.(I started with 2 gouramis and 8 glowlight tetras in a 56l, needless to say i soon upgraded).
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Re: 10 great community fish - suggested by PFK #33
this is a brilliant guide :~)
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Re: 10 great community fish - suggested by PFK #34
I've gotta say i really like the list, not least coz i have both zebra Danios and Panda Corys :D at first when i added the Corys i thought maybe i had made a mistake as they were very timid but once they settled in they held their own with the Danios. Lovely fish alround, my little sister gets hours of pleasure waiting for the Corys to make a move as a shoal. Just leaving it a few more weeks and thinkin bout adding another small shoal to the tank
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  • Posted on: 16/10/2009 11:21
Re: 10 great community fish - suggested by PFK #35
My Community set up is
Pearl Gouramis
Starliight Bristlenose Plec
Coydorus Diplicareus (very similar to Aldofo's Cory b ut according to Tropical fishfinder a different species)
Galaxy Rasbora (Celetrial Pearl Danio)
Columbian Tetras

Loads of colour!

Andy
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Re: 10 great community fish - suggested by PFK #36
HE HE HE i love how so many ppl can agree yet disagree all at the same time, i think every fish is amazing if it can be catered for
now i dont know what all my fish are but i know they are all living happy together.
to give you an ideah i have
5 silver sharks (my alltime fav !!!!!!!!) 1. biggish 2 med and 2 baby
an assortment of gouramis from dwarf to blueish with black spots around 8-9 all med sized
some red eye tetra
some zebra danio`s
some pirahna looking fish lol
black and white live bearers
a snail who has grown like stupidly quick
my plec who has gone from an inch to around 5 in a few months
and
my big joe my spotted catfish who is at least 8"s long and a lump of a fish :P
will upload pics to a thread when i get them off my bberry
oh and how can i forget my siamese male bluey red short fin

so what do ppl think of my tank population ??? also if anyone knows anyone with a 6`x2`x1-2` tank that is up for sale let me know need room as my addiction is growing lol
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2012 16:51
Help! #37
I have just set up a 125L fish tank. It is heated to 20 degrees C, and had a very decent filter.
I have;
2 rosy bards
2 golden barbs
4 zebra danios
1 apple snail
I was wondering if anybody could help with picking some nice, bigger fish to join them :) I've heard the barbs can be fin nippers so don't know what is best!

Thanks, rachel
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2012 18:45
Re: Help! #38
Hi Rachel, welcome to FK

Given both species of barb are schooling fish and generally recommended to be kept in groups of 8 due to this, I would suggest increasing the one that is your favourite really.

Both the Rosy and Golden are likely to max out around 7.5cm (although Rosies have been known to get a bit bigger in the wild up to 14/15cm it seems uncommon in aquaria).

Given tank stocking is based on 2.5cm of fish per 4.5 litres of water, that would limit you to 8 fish to begin with as this is a new tank, assuming the danio and one species of barb were rehomed (and assuming the Rosies stay smaller). This limit can be doubled though as the tank and filter mature, so perhaps a further 2nd shoal in future.

FK doesn't have care sheets on this fish yet so I'm linking to Seriously Fish, a very well respected fish database that gives some additional reading too for you

Rosy Barb:
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/puntius-conchonius/

Golden Barb:
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/puntius-semifasciolatus/
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2012 21:35
Re: Help! #39
Okay, thanks for the advice :)

Whats your opinion on keeping frogs in the same tank as my snail?

Thanks, rachel
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2012 23:12
Re: Help! #40
I doubt there'll be much of a problem with frogs and the snail, but frogs and fish don't mix.

African Dwarf Frogs are slow to feed, and won't compete well with the fast moving Barbs and Danios. African Clawed Frogs will get big and attempt to eat the fish. Either will (if they get in the mood) attempt to mate with a fish if they're really randy. They'll grab a fish behind the gills as though it was a female. Common Frogs have been known to kill goldfish this way. Its not something I'd risk. Furthermore the fish you have are temperate species, and won't need a heater unless your house gets very cold in winter. Frogs, however need to be kept between 22 and 25 degrees, so they aren't really compatible in that way either.
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