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Old 08-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Ok I have posted threads asking for ideas of fish in my new 36 gallon tank. I have taken all sugjestions and come to the conclusion:
5 flame tetras
5 lemon tetras
1 pearl gourami
2-3 Bolivian rams
3 yo-yo loaches
1 bn pleco
If u ave any ideas or suggestions I will happily except any edvice u have to offer.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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Ok 36 gallon tank update. It has been 4 months (mid august) since then I have cycled my tank, purchased 9 flame tetras, and 2 albino bristle nose plecos. They all seem happy and everyone gets along very well I am slowly exchanging fake plants for real ones. I did buy the plecos a little while after the tetras at pet smart and noticed I got more then I bargained for I saw that some snails some how made their way into my tank I don't know what kind they are and, they are really small but, I have like 4-5 in there all of a sudden. It is not a huge problem I plan to get some yo-yo loaches within the month but ya still it was as surprise. I do have a question concerning the plecos tho. How long before they start growing bristles? I bought two in hopes one would be a male but it is very hard to tell one is clearly bigger then the other pushing maybe 2 inches the other is smaller maybe a little over an inch. So ya what size should I notice bristles and when? I have only had them for a couple of days but it would be good to know. Thank you.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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It will be around 4 inches when they become sexually mature if ones a male it will grow bristles. Also I would change your stock up now I would only get a single gourami since you have so 2 plecos (crap machines) and more tetras than before.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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What do u mean by crap machines and I was planning on only getting one gourami. More tetras!?
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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Plecos poop a LOT! Tetras are much lower bioload so you can have more of them by only having one gourami. I would stick to just one type of tetra tho. A large school looks much more impressive than two smaller schools.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Ok thanks do u think by just sticking with the tetras I have it would make up for the huge bio load the plecos will give off. And if I could get more tetras how much more I already have 9.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #7
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I would switch your stock now to

2- BN plecos
4- Yoyo loaches
2- Bolivian Rams
1- Pearl Gourami
12- Flame Tetras
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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Ok that sounds good I did kinda want more tetras but 4 yo-yo loaches I heard they can play rough sometimes and I wanted an odd number to even out the pecking order or do u think they would be fine?
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #9
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If it were me I would only do 1 BN. I had 2 females in a 36g and they would have territorial arguments and squabbles over algae wafers and it just didn't seem like there was enough territory for both of them full grown, so I gave one to a friend. Plus it never hurts to under stock. Gives you more room for error and those times where you just *have* to have a new fish you come across.
Edit: after looking at that stock list a second time.. That's a lot of fish josh7. It might even still be overstocked with one BN. What does Aquadvisor say?
Edit#2: OP, also I would be weary of how the yoyos might interact with the rams since they both occupy the lower levels of the tank and yoyos have a reputation of being boisterous. Just make sure to do your research before accepting anything anyone says on here is truth
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #10
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I have has yoyos and I didn't have issues but i know some people do its up to you if you want to risk the rams with them you can try. Or you can do kuhli loaches or Angelicas loaches.
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Botia Histrionica "burmese loach" are generally mellower than Yo-Yo loaches and would be a better fit.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #12
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Botia Histrionica "burmese loach" are generally mellower than Yo-Yo loaches and would be a better fit.
That's an awesome fish never seen one they look really similar to the yoyos.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:53 AM   #13
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Interesting and ya it did seem overstocked the bn plecos were kinda a surprise I did not plan to buy them that day and when I did I wanted a good chance at getting a boy. If I were to chose between the rams and the yo-yo loaches tho I would do the yo-yos the rams sure they are beautiful but they are also very expensive and I heard they are also very sensitive fish I don't know if it would b worth the risk. I might just stick with the plecos and once they reach maturity I may give one away but I will be getting the yo-yos but thanks for the new species of loach it looks cool I will do some research and who knows I may have a change of heart.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #14
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This is a pick of my tank it is much larger I had to cut out some and if you can see one of the bn plecos under the driftwood.
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Your tank is beautiful!
Is that java fern in the front? If so, make sure the rhizome is not buried under the substrate.
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That is amazing well done!
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #17
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So these are my two bn plecos can you tell if one is a boy or girl?
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I can not tell. can I see a pic of their heads?
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Oh god pleas help I feel I might have a ick infestation I was looking at some of my tetras today and they all seem to have white spots on their tails. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but I just did a water change yesterday 25% and I have not seen one of my plecos all morning. Pleas help.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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Sorry about the low quality but here are some picks I can't risk loosing any of my fish pleas help.
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