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  1. Default Updated Stocking Strategy


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    This is my plan for stocking my 75G tank.

    Please, Please, Please let me know whats good, whats not and what changes I should consider.

    Phase I) Easy and Cheap
    10 Espei or Harlequin Rasbora (should I get more?)

    Phase II) Easy and Reasonably Priced
    2 Angelfish (better in singles or 2-3's?)
    5 American Flag Killifish (Not sure about these. Should I rather get a few different Rainbows e.g. Dwarf Neon/Praecox/Celebes Rainbos - and add in Phase 3)

    Phase II) Easy and Could Be Expensive (shop around)
    6 Boesemani Rainbow Fish

    Phase IVa) Moderately Challenging
    5 Clown Loaches
    Phase IVb)
    4 Keyhole Cichlid (are they better in singles?)
    If I should keep Keyholes in singles, then:
    - ADD 1 Dwarf Ram (Blue or Bolovian) (does the RAM like colder water???)
    - OR 1 Cockatoo
    - OR 1-2 Honey/Pearl/Blue Gourami (aqadvasor says they stress the Rasbosa?)
    70g Freshwater Tank (48 x 18 x 19)
    Fluval 404 + Marineland HOT 250 Magnum Filters
    2 x 300W Heaters
    Gravel, Plastic Plants, Rocks and Wood
    Fish - Semi Aggressive

  2. Default Edits


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    Phase II is mentioned twice, the second one is meant to be Phase III

    For phase IVa, I do have a planned tank upgrade since I know they will outgrow the tank.
    70g Freshwater Tank (48 x 18 x 19)
    Fluval 404 + Marineland HOT 250 Magnum Filters
    2 x 300W Heaters
    Gravel, Plastic Plants, Rocks and Wood
    Fish - Semi Aggressive

  3. Default


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    I would just put 2-3 LARGE schools of fish instead of mix and match like that.

    Probably 20 harlequins, 15 praecox rainbows (same as dwarf neons, instead of bosemani), 1 angelfish.

    I will not put clown loaches in this tank, this is a little bit small for a school of them. I would instead go with zebra loaches or kuhlis if you really like to have loaches and will go with 10-12 of them.

    I will also recommend bolivian rams (because i know nothing about keyholes), and to get 4 of them, 1 male and 3 females. And no, they are tropical fish.

    Lastly, never put multiple gouramis together in the same tank, whatever sex they are.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

    Learn to give and take. That's how things should always work.

  4. Default


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    Keyholes can be kept, but you might not keep them with any other cichlids. I've read in two fishkeeping books that they will be out-competed for food and die. I've also read in forums, though, of people keeping them successfully with Rams. It seems like a gamble. I think a group of rams would be best, IMO.

  5. #5

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    I would say you need to carefully research each individual fish species carefully bud, there are a few there that are not really suitable for the tank, even without 5 clown loaches (which I agree would be too much for the tank) there will still be issues.


    Also never put fish in a tank knowing they will out grow it UNLESS you already own the larger system.

    You never know how your circumstances will change, you may not be able to afford the upgrade or some thing may come up making it inpractical.
    Last thing you want to do is raise them from pretty young then have to go finding someone with a big enough tank for them.


    I 100% commend you for coming on here and posting this plan no rather than getting them all then coming on asking why you are battling nitrates and have losses of fish lol
    Last edited by chrisfraser05; 07-03-2012 at 07:13 PM.
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  6. Default


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    Thanks for the input guys. I went to Fantastic Fins yesterday and got a 1000 more ideas. I'll let you know what strategy 3.0 looks like! LOL
    70g Freshwater Tank (48 x 18 x 19)
    Fluval 404 + Marineland HOT 250 Magnum Filters
    2 x 300W Heaters
    Gravel, Plastic Plants, Rocks and Wood
    Fish - Semi Aggressive

  7. #7

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    Cool, can't wait to see it :)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  8. Default Strategy 3.0


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    EACH PHASE ABOUT TWO WEEKS APART
    Some phases below have a choice of a, b or c, in order of my preference but my final selection will depend on price/availability,

    Phase I) Easy and Cheap
    10 Harlequin Rasbora (should I get more?)

    Phase II) Easy and/or Small
    6 Dwarf Neon Rainbows (4cm) (Melanotaenia Praecox Rainbows),
    OR 6 Glossolepis Pseudoincisus (6cm) (Millenium Rainbow)
    6 Yoyo loaches,
    OR 10 Synodontis petricola catfish
    Some shrimp e.g. Ghost/Bamboo shrimp (will be ok even with loaches). Without loaches RCS shrimp would be OK too.

    Phase III) Easy and Large/Expensive (shop around)
    6 Boesemani Rainbow Fish (Melanotaenia boesemani) (7cm) (all males or 2 males and 4 females),
    OR Melanotaenia trifasciata (8cm) (Goyder River) Banded Rainbow.
    6 Denison Barb

    Phase IV) More aggressive fish last
    3-4 Pearl Gouramis
    AND/OR, Iíd love a Cichlid centerpiece but canít seem to find one thatís colourful and large-ish yet peaceful enough to live with my other fish. Perhaps 2 Angelfish.
    70g Freshwater Tank (48 x 18 x 19)
    Fluval 404 + Marineland HOT 250 Magnum Filters
    2 x 300W Heaters
    Gravel, Plastic Plants, Rocks and Wood
    Fish - Semi Aggressive

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