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  1. #11

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    Cherry Barbs are a nice barb you could have in a community. You could swap them out for the Harlequins.

    Otherwise, a large all-barb tank sounds great. You could have 10 Tigers, 10 Golds and 10 Greens. I'm not 100% sure so don't quote my on this but I think you could keep a single Red Tailed Black Shark with the barbs, it should be able to take care of itself. That or a Cichlid of some kind, like a Convict or a Sajica cichlid to add a little personality to the tanks. Most cichlids make good wet-pets are there are lots out there which would work in a 55g with a large school of Tigers.

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    I have finally decided what I'm gonna do thanks to you guys help, I'm going for a schooled approach with cardinals and rummy nose with cories on the bottom and plenty of live plants.

    i want to max my tank out because i don't mind having to clean it out on a regular basis, and as far as i know i cant see these fish having a huge bioload even in big schools. the question is how many of each should i get?

    cardinals =
    rummy nose=
    cories=

    cheers.

  3. #13

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    I'd vote the following

    Cardinals: 15
    Rummy Nose: 15
    Cories: 8 look into sterbai (awesome fish)

    I have 5 otos in my tank and they are great - I'd say start with 8 expecting to lose a few

    I'd also say that once the tank is established, if you have plenty of hiding places that a pair of apistos or rams would be great, they would also keep fry #s down

    If you go that route I'd say use a good plant substrate (i use turface) and put 4 coconut caves in so that the plants can grow around them - my cories and apistos love them and they are cheap too

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    tank is around 8 months old and is ready for the fish to be added, was used for my lutino red oscar and he is now moved into a 75g so my 55g is empty (fish wise) running a 300g internal filter and a 300g external with uv bulb so i think my filtration is good? i was also thinking 12-15 of each.

    i see you have java fern in your planted tanks and was wondering..when you buy them ( in little 2x2 inch plots) do they spread or do you have to buy lots to cover the bottom of your tank?

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke-ns View Post
    I have finally decided what I'm gonna do thanks to you guys help, I'm going for a schooled approach with cardinals and rummy nose with cories on the bottom and plenty of live plants.

    i want to max my tank out because i don't mind having to clean it out on a regular basis, and as far as i know i cant see these fish having a huge bioload even in big schools. the question is how many of each should i get?

    cardinals =
    rummy nose=
    cories=

    cheers.
    Great choices by the way. With their small bio-load and the size of your tank I would get 25 Cardinals, 20 Rummy noses and 8-10 cories of your choice.

    Two big schools of the same species will look great.
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  6. #16

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    Just me, but I would add a single Angelfish to that tank. Would look stunning with all those tetras and add a little personality to the tank. Angels are really quite personable fish, I love my Koi.

    But that aside, I'd go --

    - 20 Cardinals
    - 20 Rummy-nose
    - 10 Cories -- I vote Pandas, or Adolfoi's Cories if you wanna splash out for something really nice.

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    Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Congrats on 30th anniversary, Lee - SeaLady 
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    +1 to Amelia's suggestion of Adolfoi's cories. They are a little pricey and hard to find but well worth it.



    Skunk and Metae cories are also interesting and a nice change from Bronze, Spotted and the albino hybreds of them.
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