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 06-06-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Planning for my future fish selections

With some tetras in my tank getting old, I'm beginning to think of replacements for them for when they die. This would be my fish stock without them (some of following fish are not in my tank at the moment like the shrimp and some additional Threadfin Rainbowfish)

10 Threadfin Rainbowfish (5 males and 5 females)

5 Amano Shrimp

2 Assassin Snails

2 Panda Garra

1 Ram (female)

6 Cory Cats

Here are the fish that I'm considering:

Neon Tetra
Cardinal Tetra
Diamond Head Neon Tetra
Green Fire Tetra
Furcata Rainbowfish
Harlequin Rasbora
Cherry Barbs
Pencilfish
X-Ray Pristella Tetra
Mosquito Rasbora

What are your opinions? Tell me what your favorites are.
__________________

__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 12:22 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
By the way, my tank is a 30 gallon long
__________________

__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 12:35 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
PatrickL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 81
I have a 45 right now filled with tiger barbs and cory catfish(1:1 ratio) a redfin black shark a pair of balloon mollies and a few serpae tetras. And While I love the tigers and serpaes(they are never NOT up to something) Id LOVE a school of Silver Dollars, with a few gouramis for color. But I have tiger barbs.
__________________
PatrickL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fishfanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 264
Harlequins and cherrys are my favorite
__________________
Fishfanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishfanboy View Post
Harlequins and cherrys are my favorite

They seem to be interesting fish. I'm starting to buy smaller fish because of their peaceful nature and it allows me to buy more of them for larger schools.
__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 02:05 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SW Suburban Chicago, IL
Posts: 203
I have harlequins and neons in a 20H tank. They make a nice display and school up very well. In hindsight though I'd rather have had cardinals but the neons were on sale for a dollar apiece!
__________________
jglover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 02:13 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
PatrickL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 81
As the old fish die out, you can replace them with Serpae tetras....they are a bright red and are always playing tag amonghst themselves. They act kind of like tiger barbs tho, so gont put them with long fin stuff. The upside of them tho is that I am certain they dont eat plants.
__________________
PatrickL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickL View Post
As the old fish die out, you can replace them with Serpae tetras....they are a bright red and are always playing tag amonghst themselves. They act kind of like tiger barbs tho, so gont put them with long fin stuff. The upside of them tho is that I am certain they dont eat plants.

I couldn't get those because of my Threadfin Rainbowfish. They would pick at them, and although they are colorful, I I would want something that is very peaceful. Thanks anyway
__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 02:55 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by jglover View Post
I have harlequins and neons in a 20H tank. They make a nice display and school up very well. In hindsight though I'd rather have had cardinals but the neons were on sale for a dollar apiece!

I'm leaning on Cardinal Tetras, but I've never kept Rasboras before, so it would be cool to get them.
__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fishfanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 264
A school of harlequins look really nice
__________________
Fishfanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 01:40 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishfanboy View Post
A school of harlequins look really nice

I beginning to wonder if these fish would have a compatible temperature range with my Ram. I know that Rams like higher temperatures than Rasboras.
__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 03:16 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Here is my updated list of fish that I'm considering:

Cardinal Tetra
Furcata Rainbowfish
Harlequin Rasbora
Pencilfish (don't know what type)
Mosquito Rasbora
Red Phantom Tetra
Black Phantom Tetra
Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

Fish that were eliminated from the list:

Neon Tetra
Diamond Head Neon Tetra
Green Fire Tetra
Cherry Barbs
X-Ray Pristella Tetra
__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 01:34 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishenthusiast View Post
Here is my updated list of fish that I'm considering:

Cardinal Tetra
Furcata Rainbowfish
Harlequin Rasbora
Pencilfish (don't know what type)
Mosquito Rasbora
Red Phantom Tetra
Black Phantom Tetra
Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

Fish that were eliminated from the list:

Neon Tetra
Diamond Head Neon Tetra
Green Fire Tetra
Cherry Barbs
X-Ray Pristella Tetra

I have decided on what fish I plan to get in the future: Harlequin Rasboras! Before I finalize this decision, I have a few questions to ask about them. Would they do fine in a tank that would have the heater in the 78-81 degrees Fahrenheit range? Where do they school in the tank? Also, what is your favorite color variety? Also, note that I'll have a plant that is native to their waters in my tank. I'll have many varieties of Cryptocoryne.
__________________

__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, fish selection

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My future fish selections? plantedtankman Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 0 06-23-2013 12:10 AM
Switching to SW in the future, planning now. Need some help Radioheadx14 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 05-28-2007 09:08 PM
Log of a future (ok...quite far in the future) 50 gallon! fishygurl Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 09-28-2006 08:12 PM
Log of a future (ok, a long time in the future!) 50 gallon! fishygurl Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 09-26-2006 03:33 PM
planning 90g reef for the future pufferman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 0 06-08-2005 03:14 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.