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Old 01-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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55g needs something more - Ideas?

Currently I have 15 Cardinals, 5 tri-color (Koi) swords, and 5 assorted platties... But the tank looks empty. I was thinking maybe a school of 15 Rummy Nose. But then I was thinking maybe just a couple of Blue Rams... I don't know. What do you all think I should put in there?
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It may look empty but swords can grow quite large. I've seen some get up to around 5". And they have a high bio-load. I wouldn't add a large school of rummynose. You'd do better with a pair of Bolivian Rams or German Blue Rams if the tank is mature and over 4 months old. Another thing is rams are sensitive to nitrates so you have to keep up on large weekly water changes.
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It may look empty but swords can grow quite large. I've seen some get up to around 5". And they have a high bio-load. I wouldn't add a large school of rummynose. You'd do better with a pair of Bolivian Rams or German Blue Rams if the tank is mature and over 4 months old. Another thing is rams are sensitive to nitrates so you have to keep up on large weekly water changes.
+1 and I think a pair of Bolivian Rams/ German Blue Rams
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