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    Sorry for not replying in a while. I got a bit busy helping my mom with her own hobby for a bit. I'm not too sure what the Pleco is as I had read that Common was used to describe many types of Pleco. I've been asking friends what kinds of fish they would like and looking them up to see if they could work together. They have asked for Cherry Barbs, Cory Cats, Powder Blue Dwarf Gouramis and Yellow Lab Cichlids. Would those get along?

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    Below is a good site to research many fish species. It helps to know the scientific names when searching. Or just google say "cherry barbs" and you will find this site may come up along with others, as well as the scientific names. You will want to check for the required temperatures and water parameters needed by each fish.

    Off the top of my head as I don't keep these, but the yellow lab is an African cichlid and tank mates should be chosen carefully - check water params required. And as an example, here's a write-up of the powder blue dwarf gourami (just a color morph of Trichogaster lalius). I would not pair these with yellow labs
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...gaster-lalius/


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    http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/articles.php

    There are sooooooo many plecos to choose from. I liked my tiger plecos (l002) but they got too aggressive when they breed for my sleeping angelfish! Lovely smaller plecos types out there. The clown pleco is a cool small pleco that is quite common, easily attainable and cheaper. Unfortunately, some of these plecos can be quite pricey. You can always look for anak plecos to rehome. Some ppl don't realize what they have, especially when it come to plecos I've noticed!
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    Arrg. Just read my own link about my tigers I used to own. I WISH I could have had the room to breed them. They were rescue fish from a friend, I had to sell them :(
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    Unless you have hard water and Ph of at least 8.0, I would not put yellow lab cichlids.

    You need to find out the Ph of your water and the hardness of it (gh). It will make recommending fish easier.
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    Sorry for not replying in a while. I got a bit busy helping my mom with her own hobby for a bit. I'm not too sure what the Pleco is as I had read that Common was used to describe many types of Pleco. I've been asking friends what kinds of fish they would like and looking them up to see if they could work together. They have asked for Cherry Barbs, Cory Cats, Powder Blue Dwarf Gouramis and Yellow Lab Cichlids. Would those get along?
    Hey there,

    Personally I would not recommend in any way keeping Malawi Cichlids in a community set up.
    Yellow lab Cichlids or Labidochromis Caeruleus are better suited to tanks that are set up for Malawi cichlids.


    As for the rest of the stocking list I see no issue at all with a school of Cherry Barbs also a school of Cory that you like.
    Regarding the Colisa Lalia, aka powder blue gourmi. IME I have seen three sides of them, all of which depends on the individual fish. Some times they can be very peaceful. But at the same time I have had one kill pretty much everything in the tank. And the third lot I had were quite territorial, but not to bad for the fish that I kept to be over stressed by them.
    Personally from what it sounds like I would start of with a basic tank set up. Cherry Barbs nice big school of them. School of Corys. If you do get one of the smaller plecos then maybe you could add another school of tetra or rasbora. Maybe another group of barbs, depending on the type.

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    He is a Common, either P. Pardalis or P. Disjunctivus but I can't get a look at his belly to find out which he is. And donating him is currently out of the question.

    The PH was a little too high (above 7.0) for the fish intended but I'll wait to treat it til I have the log in there that is currently soaking.

    What about some Cory cats, Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras. I told my step dad no on the Labs and looked at some other more peaceful Cichlids that I did some research on. Would the Pelvicachromis pulcher Kribensis be a good idea? It matches the water PH of the other options and seemed perfectly peaceful but I could have missed something.

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    Thanks. The sight has helped decide the PH for the fish, which is currently too high but I heard that it will go down once the log is added. I would avoid the Cichlids but two of my friends have requested a type of Cichlid so I'm trying to look at all the options before I tell them both no.

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    There are plenty of cichlids to choose from search some South American or Central American species.

    Just cichlids are highly territorlal and can be aggressive so it will limit what other fish you can stock the pleco will be no problem due to its size and armor

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    I'm sorry to hear that you had to get rid of them. Sadly I was one of the people who got a pleco without knowing anything about it. The whole house fell in love with him so there is a high chance that we are keeping him. Even my dog loves him. The site was helpful in trying to identify him though! I'm 89% sure that he is an L021.

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