Fish to add to tank...!

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Fish to add to tank...!

Postby Andyjc01 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:29 pm

I have a 180l Juwel tank with newly added Zebra Danios.
Ideas for community tank mates are as follows, choose from list below:-

15-20 Cardinal tetras
6 Sterbi Corys
1 Birstlnose
1 Male Krib
1 Dwarf Gourami
6 Cherry Barbs (3pairs)
1 Bristlenose Pleco
Lyretail Swordtails x 2
Dwarf Honey Gourami
Bleeding heart tetra
Black widow tetra
Banded Rainbow
Lake Kutubu Rainbow
Siamese Fighter/Betta

Any other suggestions VERY welcome please...!
Obviously I'm not going to put EVERY fish on list in (I don't have a 1000L tank... :lol: )
Please help me choose...!
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Re: Fish to add to tank...!

Postby Carylnz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:29 pm

Personally I think too many people suffer from the "I want one of those and one of those oohhh and I MUST have one of those!" syndrome when fishkeeping. They then end up with a tank that has 3 of this species, 2 of that and one or two of those. This results in a tank that looks "bitsy" and has no cohesion. The fish do not show their full colouration or swimming behaviour as they are not in a big enough group.
To me, a tank with one or two species of a large group looks much better.
For instance, from your list I would have;
15 - 20 cardinals
6 Sterbai corys
1 bristlenose (optional. By the way you have listed it twice but the bristlenose is not a pleco, it is a catfish)
2 banded rainbows for feature fish
and either the cherrys, bleeding hearts OR black widows
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