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  1. Default Will these fish get along?


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    Right now I have a 30 gallon tank, with two African dwarf frogs, 4 neon tetras, 2 zebra danios, 2 Buenos Aires tetras, 1 albino Cory catfish, and 1 small pleco ( he is not the common one) I am interested in getting a couple of swordtails, a couple dwarf gouramis, a couple cherry barbs, and a few male guppies. I was wondering if these fish would get along. The place I am getting them, the guppies are very little do you think the other fish would attack them? Thanks!

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    Hi
    Well, I know you want a lot of variety and color. We all do when we first start out. But the honest truth is, some fish need to be in schools to happy and healthy and to keep from nipping and harassing other fish.
    Your 1 pleco will be okay - as long as it isn't expected to grow over 4 inches. You really need to find out what kind of pleco you have. A bristle nose would be perfect for a 30 gal. Others, even if not a common may grow too large.
    Next - cory cats should be in schools of at least six so you should add some friends for your lonely Cory. They flourish in groups and are much more active and fun to watch.
    I'd also add at least 4 more neons and 4 more danios. The Buenos Aires are also schooling fish and you should add 4 more minumim of them.

    then you're pretty much stocked. You could get by with adding a single dwarf grourami but no more than one. No cherry barbs - they get up to 3 inches and you'll already be stocked it you add the other fish t hat should be added.

    I guess you could tuck a couple male guppies in there as they take up very little bio load.

    I don't know how long you've had you tank set up but did you cycle it? If so, how and how long ago? What do you have for filtration? You want to make certain the tank is cycled before you add any more fish. see the link in my signature line if you have questions about cycling AND be sure to ask here and we'll help.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    +1 top the above, complete the schools, make sure what pleco you have, and call it stocked....
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    I bought the tank from someone and it came with the fish. sadly the filter dried out and the cycle has had to restart. I am waiting until it is done to get more. I do have a liquid water testing kit. They bought all of their fish from Petsmart, looking online, the pleco is just labeled as a pleco, he is cream, and covered with black spots. They said the Buenos Aires are very old, and they wouldn't live very much longer. So I'm not sure. Thank you for your help.

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    You're welcome. If you would snap a photo and post it here, we can help you ID the pleco.
    Good luck getting your cycle going again. Continue to monitor your Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates with your liquid test kit. Easiest way to say it: if ammonia and or nitrites approach .50ppm, do a water change. you want to keep both around .25 until they level out at 0. nitrates shouldn't go over 20

    Good luck!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    IMG_20131108_154901_611.jpg here he/ she is

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    That looks like a marbled sailfin pleco, a type of gibbiceps. If I am right they get way to big for a 30 gallon.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    the markings look very much like a sailfin pleco Without seeing it's dorsal fin, I won't say 100%. Here's a link you should check out. See if you think it's the same fish http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...sailfin-pleco/
    If it is - this is going to be a big boy or girl. up to 18 inches. It will never work in a 30 gal tank. The fish will become huge and partially stunted (which means it's internal organs will grow but it's body may be deformed). Also, the amount of waste this fish produces is huge -if it is a sailfin the best thing to do for it and you would be to see if you can get a LFS to take it for their orphan tank, Generally Pet smart or Petco has such a tank and will take the fish. You won't get any money for it but at least it might be purchased by someone who has a large enough tank to keep it.
    sorry. I know you didn't want to hear that.
    I'm hoping someone else will weigh in on the fish ID . I could be wrong...

    PS _ I was writing this and searching google while Mommy1 was quick on the trigger and posted. As above, I agree with her. wish there was better news.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Because marking can vary among the same species here are some more pictures to compare to the ones above. http://badmanstropicalfish.com/speci...gibbiceps.html Without a good picture of the fins and mouth many of these types of fish can be difficult to id the exact species.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Petsmart changed the fish on their website, but used to just have a fish called a pleco, they didn't say what kind, but it didn't grow very big, it was just meant for medium sized aquariums. I'm not sure how long the people before me had him, but I think they had most of their fish for a while. I've had him for a few months, he is only about 5" at most, and hasn't grown since I got him.

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