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Old 10-02-2019, 05:31 AM   #1
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Hi. Thanks for adding me. I recently got a 100-liter freshwater tank with a pleco. I've never cared for a pleco before so I am learning. I live in Hong Kong so it's hard to get answers to questions because most shopkeepers only speak Canto and my Canto blows.
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Great to have you here!

What kind of Pleco, do you know yet?
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I think it's a hypostomous
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Also called the "common" Pleco, they can get 12+ inches /31cm.

Are you considering any other fish to go in the tank with your Pleco?
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Yea, absolutely but unsure which ones. I want fish that are easy for a newborn. I would like colorful fish. I saw some pretty gouramis. I live in Hong Kong so it's difficult to ask questions at the various shops as my Cantonese is very bad. I would like a nice variety of compatable colorful fishes. Any advice is appreciated
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If you want a Gourami, just get one male - the more colorful ones are usually the males, though at times when young they might not be colored up all the way. The dorsal fin is usually more oval if female and more pointy if male. Sometimes these are opted to be the focal point / centerpiece fish if they are the bright blue or orangish ones.

A group of schooling fish would be nice if you see some type you like. Generally not too large of type fish like the size of Neon Tetras.

It seems you would have a large variety of fish available there.

These
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Microdevario Kubotai Neon Green (sometimes called yellow) Rasbora

Swims more at the top of the tank.
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/6596/?pcatid=6596

Just start looking at the pics there at live aquaria and each one lists its tank needs so you can get the pics of the ones you might like and show them to the shop keeper of Tetras and Danios, etc. And do not really need to know Cantonese (as well).

Those types are schooling fish and want a group of friends to hang around with.

Do you know the water parameters you have?

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If you want a Gourami, just get one male - the more colorful ones are usually the males, though at times when young they might not be colored up all the way. The dorsal fin is usually more oval if female and more pointy if male. Sometimes these are opted to be the focal point / centerpiece fish if they are the bright blue or orangish ones.

A group of schooling fish would be nice if you see some type you like. Generally not too large of type fish like the size of Neon Tetras.

It seems you would have a large variety of fish available there.

These
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/6587/?pcatid=6587


Microdevario Kubotai Neon Green (sometimes called yellow) Rasbora

Swims more at the top of the tank.
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/6596/?pcatid=6596

Just start looking at the pics there at live aquaria and each one lists its tank needs so you can get the pics of the ones you might like and show them to the shop keeper of Tetras and Danios, etc. And do not really need to know Cantonese (as well).

Those types are schooling fish and want a group of friends to hang around with.

Do you know the water parameters you have?

pH
Alkalinity / KH Calcium
General Hardness (GH)
TDS
Yes I test the water every other day. So all is good. I eneded up getting neons, platys and guppies. Im quite happy with them. Thanks for all your help
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