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Old 09-01-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
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30-gallon -- fish compatibility check?

I have an empty 30 gallon tank. My tap water is hard (300+ ppm) and basic (ph=8.4+). Infantisimal light (18-watt NO bulb = 0.6 watts per gallon) so plants aren't a good option. I have black sand blasting sand.

I have some thoughts...

1. a pair of black angelfish and a school of corys or yoyo loaches. Will angels do ok in my water? Is a 30 gallon kind of small for the angels?

2. 6 tang. shell dwellers -- brevis-- and a school of 12+ tetras (glolite). I'd really like the shellies but they are expensive. Have to see what my LFS can do. Usually none in stock. Shipping is deadly.

3. Large group of schooling fish (25?) and a school of 6 corys. Maybe rasboras, glowlites, head and tail lites? I'd rather have neons but they aren't hearty enough. Barbs get too big.

Any thoughts, compatibility issues? I'd like it to be a fairly easy tank to maintain.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:52 AM   #2
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i have angels in my 55gal, and my ph is 8.0 and they are fine, as well as my GlowLight tetras, the other fish I have no experience with, hth.
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The angels would be fine in a 30 gallon tank, but I really like option 2. The shell dwellers would make for a interesting tank.
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are shell dwellers just like...fresh water clams and what not?
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I WANT A CHINCILLA.. i saw them at the pet store.. so soft.. so cute... sigh, but i have 4 cats and a snake.. and i don't have $150 plus the money for the cage food. etc.

sry, anyway... Go with two angels and Cory catfish.. (like 10)
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shell dwellers are like tang fish. (some) like lamprologus brevis, multifascious etc etc
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Puriti they are little ARLC that live in shells. See below.

http://members.fishprofiles.com/arti...shelldwellers/
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I WANT A CHINCILLA.. i saw them at the pet store.. so soft.. so cute... sigh, but i have 4 cats and a snake.. and i don't have $150 plus the money for the cage food. etc. (like 10)
Chinnies are soooooooooooooo soft. You've never touched such a soft creature before in your life.
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Where can I find shellies? Do you know on-line stores that have 'em -- but then again, the shipping might put the investment out of my reach. But they sound soooooooo cool. 8)
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