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    Default Top/mid level fish that will mix with these species?


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    Im looking for a nice top - mid level fish that would be fine either on its own or in a pair and would get on with these species:

    White Cloud Mountain Minnows
    Black Skirt Tetras
    African Dwarf Frogs
    Filter Shrimp
    Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid

    I considered a Dwarf Gourami but I found they dont like loud noises and my tank is right near the TV so thats probably not a good idea... I wanted a betta too but I think the Black Skirts would nip his fins?

    A lot of species I like have to be kept in larger numbers, so any recommendations would be appreciated. Btw I only have the minnows and tetras in the tank atm.

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    How big is the tank?

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    Sorry, 27 Gallons.

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    can you post actual #'s of the fish?

    I dont want to recommend anything that will overstock your tank and cause you more issues down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank
    can you post actual #'s of the fish?

    I dont want to recommend anything that will overstock your tank and cause you more issues down the road.
    No problem,

    5 Mountain Cloud Minnows
    4 Black Skirt Tetras
    2/3 Dwarf Frogs
    2/3 Filter Shrimp
    1/2 Cockatoo Dwarfs

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    I'd bump up the numbers of your schools by at least 3. A betta could be kept with them, as they fin nip less when they have higher numbers in their school.

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    You've got a good bit of room for more bio load in your tank. How about a school of hatchet tetras?

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    do you have 1 or 2 of the cockatoo cichlids?

    and bump up the schools and call it quits. Your fish aren't in appropriate #'s for schools in the first place.
    10white clouds, 8 black skirts and keep the rest of the stock the same.

    IME, Dwarf gourami's are not compatible with dwarf cichlids, nor are betta's a good choice with black skirts.

    I would not advise adding another school, it wouldn't work in that tank to get the appropriate sized schools. you do NOT have room for another school. sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb's fish
    I'd bump up the numbers of your schools by at least 3. A betta could be kept with them, as they fin nip less when they have higher numbers in their school.
    Hmmm so say 6 or 7 should be ok with a betta? Reading around it seems the Cockatoo Dwarf might be ok too as they mainly stay at the bottom of the tank whilst betta's stay near the top, correct?

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    You've got a good bit of room for more bio load in your tank. How about a school of hatchet tetras?
    Nah not really a fan of those to be honest. I think if I was going for another schooling fish i'd go with Cherry Barbs as I heard they are pretty peaceful, but if a Betta will go OK with a larger school of the Black Skirts I may just go with one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank
    do you have 1 or 2 of the cockatoo cichlids?

    and bump up the schools and call it quits. Your fish aren't in appropriate #'s for schools in the first place.
    10white clouds, 8 black skirts and keep the rest of the stock the same.

    IME, Dwarf gourami's are not compatible with dwarf cichlids, nor are betta's a good choice with black skirts.

    I would not advise adding another school, it wouldn't work in that tank to get the appropriate sized schools. you do NOT have room for another school. sorry.
    I was looking for a single fish or a pair, not a school :S

    Also, I only have the minnows and black skirts in the tank at the moment, nothing else, the rest are what I am planning to add.
    Last edited by serbusfish; 12-03-2012 at 11:37 PM.

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