Suggestions for stocing a 75g aquarium?

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Suggestions for stocing a 75g aquarium?

Postby ClownAfras » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:12 am

So far I have:
3x Redfin Black Sharks
3x Assorted platie thingies(Dad forced me to get them)
3x Orange(ish) swordtail thingies(same story as the platies)
4x Von sonething-or-other tetras

Wondering about:
High Banded Loach?
Irwin's Raphael Catfish?
Blue Rams?

Just curious...and getting mixed reports from other sites
AQUARIUMS!!!:
75g Planted community tank
55g Mbuna tank
55g Red tilapia tank
20g Amazonian biotope tank
10g Possibly nano-reef in future
3.5g Empty :(
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Postby chaoz » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:46 am

well bad news from me im afraid :(

you need to rehome 2 of your sharks,as with most shark species they are intolerant of there own kind, as they mature they will become aggresive and terrortorial towards each other.(also includes any fish resembling a shark)

they will also cause problems with angelfish and discus.

id be very wary of the catfish, as any fish that will fit in its mouth it WILL eat.
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im just a clown loach addict!!!

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Postby Apistogramma » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:52 am

Tetras are shoaling fish and your four must look very lost in that tank, how about a few more of them?

What are your aims for your tank? What kind of fish do you want, lots of shoaling fish, a few larger ones, do you want live plants etc?

What is your waters pH and general hardness? Blue Rams prefer slightly acid water (6.8) with a low general hardness (3-12dgh).
They're wonderful fish and I rave about them :mrgreen: .
You could think about keeping south american and/or african dwarf cichlids too, they're very interesting fish.
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Postby David » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:59 pm

When you say high banded loach do you mean myxocyprinus asiaticus? If so YIKES, they are very endangered in the wild and have a look the size they get too,
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=357&highlight=Myxocyprinus+asiaticus

The rapheal catfish should be OK, but the rams may be bullied by the shark.

About the tetras, absolutly any idea of what they are? If not could you post a photo so we could i identify them?

HTH

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Postby dw » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:12 pm

I'd guess they're flame tetras, Hyphessobrycon flammeus
, sometimes they are called Von Rio tetras.
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Postby ClownAfras » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:50 pm

welll, i want it pretty well planted, and the tetras are Von Rio
AQUARIUMS!!!:
75g Planted community tank
55g Mbuna tank
55g Red tilapia tank
20g Amazonian biotope tank
10g Possibly nano-reef in future
3.5g Empty :(
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