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Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby FishOutOfWater » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:40 pm

Hi everyone

I am in the process of setting up a communty tank and have a 125l (36"x12"x18") tank that is currently nitrite/nitrate cycling with 6 platies

I'm currently filtering with a Fluval 3+ (although this is due to be replaced by a Eheim Biopower 240)

My idea for community fish tank:
6 platies (2M:4F)
6 Five Banded Barbs (?M:?F ratio)
5 Drawf Corys (?M:?F ratio)
8 Cardial Tetras
2 Dwarf Rainbow Gouramis (M/F or same sex)

I am seeking advice/opinions/suggestions on the campatibility or alternatives, quantities, and M:F ratios.

Thanks

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Re: Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby Carylnz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:44 pm

Hi Neil, the sex ratios you have there are fine. The barbs should be OK no matter what sex and they can be hard to pick when theyare racing about the shop tank. Same with the corys, they are OK with various sex mixes.
Try to get a male/female pair of dwrf gouramis.
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Re: Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby FishOutOfWater » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:54 pm

Hi Carylnz

Thanks for the advice

P.s
Just wondering if this amount of fish is ok for the tank I have?

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Re: Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby Carylnz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:06 am

Looks OK to me.
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Re: Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby FishOutOfWater » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi Everyone

After my tank as finished cycling in what order and quantities would you recommend I introduce my chosen fish?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

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Re: Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby Carylnz » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:37 pm

Five Banded Barbs
platies
Cardinal Tetras
Dwarf Rainbow Gouramis
Dwarf Corys

Corys need an established tank so wait at least 3 months before adding these.
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Re: Community fish (Compatibility, Quantities & M:F ratios)

Postby FishOutOfWater » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:03 pm

Hi Carylnz

Thanks again for responding to my post

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