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Old 12-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Stocking advice

65 gallon, moderately planted, almost double the amount of required filtration (may also add uv sterilizer)
1 red tailed shark
2 African butterfly fish
13 tiger barbs
1 Leopard Ctenopoma
1 gourami (not positive which)
6 boesemani rainbows

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Seems fine...I'd personally only have the barbs or the rainbows as you'd still have a very active tank but would have a reduced chance of bioload and territory issues.
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Take away barbs any out maybe like5-6 not 13
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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The tiger barbs would likely harass the heck out of the butterflies, and will quickly become food for the growing Ctenopoma. You could try a Senegal bichir, mine goes wonderfully with my African butterfly and leopard Ctenopoma. Remember that the Ctenopoma is a predator with a large mouth.
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Also, make sure that with such strong filtration, the flow is peaceful enough on the surface for the butterflies, as they don't like strong currents.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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The tiger barbs would likely harass the heck out of the butterflies, and will quickly become food for the growing Ctenopoma. You could try a Senegal bichir, mine goes wonderfully with my African butterfly and leopard Ctenopoma. Remember that the Ctenopoma is a predator with a large mouth.
I have the current hooked up so it's nice and relaxed. Also I currently have the Ctenopoma ad he's very small (less than 2 inches) would a tiger barb really be that "edible." And I was thinking about doing a large amount of tiger barbs so they don't harass other fish
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I had a school of 12 tiger barbs to curb their aggression, but they still harassed my very large gouramis and angelfish. At that size the Ctenopoma is peaceful, but in a few months or so it will be big enough to eat any fish smaller than its mouth.
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I had a school of 12 tiger barbs to curb their aggression, but they still harassed my very large gouramis and angelfish. At that size the Ctenopoma is peaceful, but in a few months or so it will be big enough to eat any fish smaller than its mouth.
Do you think a full grown Ctenopoma could eat a tiger barb considering they would be the smallest fish in the tank
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Do you think a full grown Ctenopoma could eat a tiger barb considering they would be the smallest fish in the tank
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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Just realized I misspelled stocking-_-
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