Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Posivated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 199
AqAdvisor question

How accurate is the AqAdvisor website? I was looking at what fish would work with my tank and I don't want to get something that isn't going to work. Also I was wondering about when it says its recommended to have 5 of a certain fish, for example it says for black skirt tetras I should have 5, would it be ok to have 3 or 4 or is 5 a must? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Posivated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: AquaLand
Posts: 2,000
AqAdvisor is quite accurate and I use it a lot to check some combinations. Needless to say, you should also always do you're own research before applying what is stated, and assimilating information.
If i am correct, if they are less then 5, it can bring some unwanted behavior. I checked on a few website, they also recommend at least 6. So I wouldn't expect something exceptional at 3 or 4. I heard that if you don't put them in a school of a high enough amount, it can start behavioral conflicts and fin nipping.
__________________

__________________
Oscar and ClownKnife Fish Lover
Fishanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Posivated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 199
Do you know of a similar website to AqAdvisor that has a database with tons of fish? Usually when I google to see what a fish looks like I get 500 different fish.
__________________
Posivated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: AquaLand
Posts: 2,000
I wouldn't think so. It would primarily depend on what section of fish you would be looking for and also using as much keywords as possible.
__________________
Oscar and ClownKnife Fish Lover
Fishanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Posivated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 199
Thanks for the help
__________________
Posivated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
calfishguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Milkyway Galaxy
Posts: 2,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by Posivated View Post
How accurate is the AqAdvisor website? I was looking at what fish would work with my tank and I don't want to get something that isn't going to work. Also I was wondering about when it says its recommended to have 5 of a certain fish, for example it says for black skirt tetras I should have 5, would it be ok to have 3 or 4 or is 5 a must? Thanks
For black skirt tetras yes 5 is a must. They are schooling fish.
__________________
What is the correct number of aquariums an enthusiast should own. X+1 X being the current number of tanks you have.
calfishguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #7
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,409
Here's a good place to look - site:aquariumadvice.com aqadvisor - Google Search=
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Scottyhorse's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,823
Live Aquaria is good for searching fish.
IMO you should only use AqAdvisor as a guideline, but come here for better answers.
__________________

__________________
Starting over...... Kinda.

3, 20, 25, 33 Gallon FW Tanks.....For Now


Scottyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aqadvisor, question

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.