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Old 07-25-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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what order to introduce fish?

I got my 55 gallon tonight and am wondering, after it's all cycled and ready for living, what order do I introduce my fish? I would like 4 GBR's, a couple angels and a trio of kribs but how do I add them so they don't fight? I would like to get a few at a time and give them some time to claim their own, you know? Also, could bumble bee cat fish and long finned zebra danios be added without a fight?

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I am not sure about the others, but I would add the GBR's last. Give the tank some time to set in, like 3-4 months, before adding the GBR's, as they are very sensative. I had my success with my GBR's by doing just that, not adding them directly to a new tank, even if it's cycled. The more mature the tank, the better your odds of success will be, IMO.

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To minimize aggression you should always add the most territorial species last. If it were my tank the order of intro would be:

1. Bottom feeders
2. Schooling fish (tetras, danios)
3. GBRs
4. Angelfish

I would exclude the kribs as they can be quite aggressive and after the same territory the GBRs will inhabit.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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Okay, thanks guys. I'm glad I asked first, could have been ugly. I now have to decide on GBR's or kribs. I haven't seen kribs in a store yet, that's the problem.
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I used to have kribs and apistos in a tank, but once the kribs started mating, the apistos were no longer tolerated

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