What on earth should i add!

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What on earth should i add!

Postby J.abbott » Wed May 16, 2012 12:24 pm

RIght i have a juwel rio 125l
external filtration ( EX 700 plus carbon)
quite good planting ( lots of crypts some vallis some java fern and some anubias)
Also a big bogwood arch
All my tests come out fine, ammonia nitrate nitrite all 0 or as close as makes no difference.
Ph is 7
i currently have 2 rainbow cichlids a krib and a bristlenose, they all get along fine with the krib being a little boisterous.
I am trying to think of a good school of fish to add maybe some form of barb ( rosys are looking good)
are there any other schooling fish you'd recomend instead?
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Re: What on earth should i add!

Postby Carylnz » Wed May 16, 2012 11:25 pm

Sme barbs can nibble the plants. You might also consider various tetras or rasboras as schooling fish.
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Re: What on earth should i add!

Postby J.abbott » Thu May 17, 2012 11:02 am

i have decided on a couple of schols, one of serpae tetras the other black widow tetras,
Aq advisors not flagging up any problems so this should be good
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Re: What on earth should i add!

Postby J.abbott » Thu May 17, 2012 1:25 pm

so i went ahead and go some black widows today ( a present to myself for doing well in a job interview)
i asked the guy if hed do them at 10 for £15 which he said yes to then i reasilsed i needed to get some new filterwool, i asked him if i could just have 6 instea and picked up my stuff, he only charged me for 5 which i pointed out he said 'ones free 'cos your wearing a suit' which made me laugh i got home and looked there were what looked like 8 in there, now ive got them floating took a photo to count, there are 10! Win for me, and ill definately buy my serpaes there too thier fish are so healthy ( despite being a crumby looking shop
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Re: What on earth should i add!

Postby Carylnz » Thu May 17, 2012 11:23 pm

I would suggest sticking to one species, rather than two. A large school of black widows looks stunning! They shoal better in a larger group too.
Here is a shoal of about 16 in our local Hospice tank. The pic does not do them justice...
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Re: What on earth should i add!

Postby Angel Fish » Fri May 18, 2012 7:11 am

Well done on the freebies :mrgreen: Sometimes the grottiest looking places are the best to go to :)
I agree with Caryl about just having the one species. Black Widows are stunning in a large group, plus Serpaes can be a bit nippy, especially if you have a few Widows with longer fins :?
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Re: What on earth should i add!

Postby J.abbott » Sun May 20, 2012 10:09 pm

Yeah, stickig to one species is probably the best plan, and i suppose if i add another 5 or 6 i can get a couple of corys without pushing the limit for the tank
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thats (most of) the school,
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the whole tank,
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my Kribensis, hes stunning ( in my eyes)
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