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  1. Default Schooling fish with angels


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    Hi, I posted a few days ago about stocking a 75g tank. Thanks to some help from this board, this is my final decision:

    1 angel
    2 bolivian rams
    2 yellow kribs (or maybe just 1)
    8-10 cory cats
    and a school of something

    What's a good schooling fish that would go well with the rest of the tank? The tank is currently going through a fishless cycle and will be done soon. I'm looking to add my schooling fish first. Since I will be learning with them, I'd like to add something a little on the hardier side. I'd also like them to be colorful. Some options:

    rainbows (not sure what kind though, any suggestions?)
    cardinal tetras
    blue congo tetras (were recommended at the LFS, but I'm concerned about their size and overstocking)
    harlequin rasboras (I've kind of disqualified them because I'd like more color)
    cherry barbs (I know barbs are nippy but I've been reading that a school of cherry barbs are typically fine with angels)

    Any other suggestions?

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    I would add a large school of diamond or lemon tetra but I really like all of the medium sized angels. Serpaes are somewhat nippy so don't know as I'd get them. Boesemani rainbow are nice but honestly I would fill that tank with one large school of tetra of all the same species. Big schools make a statement.

    Argh......I meant TETRA'S!

    SHEESHHHHHH
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 06-04-2012 at 02:36 PM.

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    You know, I did see a picture of a school of lemon tetra and they seemed very pretty. What's a "large" school though? I'm concerned about overstocking.

  4. #4

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    Start with 15. If the tank looks as it could use more stock, get some more.

    Tetra's are always moving which is nice and help make a tank look active instead of a tank where everything is hiding.

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    I always like my columbian tetra, here is a some information about them.

    http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_H...olumbianus.php
    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.


  6. #6

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    I like them too mommy1. !!!!!! Forgot about them.

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    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
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    Thanks Lady Hobbs, they are a pretty little fish and often left out of the stocking suggestions.
    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.


  8. #8

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    Not to hijack but I had a large group of them and like you say, we forget about this fish for some reason. I gave them all to my son when I gave him my 55 gallon with the 42 fish he got. The black skirts and the columbian are still here today after 7 years. Whenever I go to his house, I want them back! The Columbian got larger than I thought they would and are very cool looking.

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    Oooh! I've never heard of columbian tetras, but they look pretty! I might just have to go with them. Lady Hobbs, do you still recommend about 15?

    So, when I think about stocking, I've been trying to go with the 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon, and I think what I listed comes out to about 80. Is that something I should worry about?

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    15 columbian tetra would work fine with your other planned fish. The one inch per gallon isn't accurate for stocking capacities. It works for fish that stay around 1 inch when mature, but for all other fish there are several other factors that must be considered, like how messy they are, filtration on the tank, the foot print of the tank, and tank maintenance etc. A good indicator for knowing if your tank is fully stocked is the nitrate levels in between water changes. Again, you have to consider the other factors, but as you are slowly stocking your tank, pay attention to the nitrate levels just before you do your water changes, the lower they stay the better. As long as they stay under 20ppm and the fish's space requirements are met, you can generally add more fish.
    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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