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Old 01-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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beginner.. what fish ??

hi all have just started a 95 lt tank, have got 4 rathbun tetras (was 6) 2 black stripe dwarf cichlids and a siemese fighting fish, had water tested at local fish place and all good so now want to stock up a bit, its actually my daughters tank and she would like interesting and colourful fish . . .any ideas folks . . .
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Hi and welcome!
Here is the beginners guide. It includes important info on cycling and how to keep your fish safe during it.

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Hi all thanks for replys any ideas what we should add to the tank next
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If it's a new tank I'd wait a while and make sure the tank is cycled properly. You should invest in a test kit for your fish.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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Hi have had water tested a couple of times at local fish shop and its good, everything at rite levels.
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The right levels in a cycled tank are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and rising nitrate (which should be kept under 20ppm with water changes). Is this what they are? We just like to make sure your tank is cycled so we are not suggesting fish that will be put into a uncycled tank (toxic environment). Did you read the article I posted? It contains 3 links on how tank cycling is done.

Also can you post a picture of the cichlids? I'm not sure what fish you are referring too.
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Yes he tested the water and all levels as they should be. As i am new to this and want healthy & happy fish wanted to get it checked by people that know what they are doin. Will try to post pic bt not sure how !
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You have two kribensis there. I maybe wrong though lol.
25g tank for all the people in the US.
With the kribs, Betta (fighter fish) and the tetars your getting closed to stocked IMO. I'm not 100% sure on the minimum tank size for the kribs but I'm sure someone else will chime in. I'd up the school of tetras back up to 6. You've got room for maye one bottom feeder like a bristlenose pleco (not a common!). I wouldn't do a school of cories or loaches because the kribs have claimed the lower regions as their territory and the tanks not big enough to allow more.
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