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Old 06-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #61
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I would add angelfish rather than discus and zebra loaches rather than clowns
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #62
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So, I'm thinking about getting 3 Zebra Loaches! Any ideas what bottom dwellers will be good for them?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #63
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Corydoras or bristle nose plecos are some peaceful and attractive options.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #64
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What about butterfly fish for the surface? Is that a no go?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:04 PM   #65
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That is a beautiful fish but will eat smaller fish so you would want some African or new world cichlids.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #66
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Ehhh! Would 3 loaches, 10 Corys, and maybe 3 plecos work for the bottom?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:08 PM   #67
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That would work. Add many hiding areas for the plecos because they can be territorial
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:08 PM   #68
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Will do! What about shrimp?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #69
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You really can't add shrimp. If you add the butterfly, you'll need large tank mates that will feast on the shrimp
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #70
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I don't think I'm gonna go with the butterfly. Maybe next tank though!
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #71
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The angels still might eat the shrimp.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #72
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Ahhh, that's a bummer! I've come up with a simple idea. But I'd like to have y'all's help! Starting with the bottom, lets plan each level of the aquarium. Can I get some help?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #73
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For the bottom you could have corydora sterbai or albino corydora aneas. You can have a few albino bn plecos. Finally, you can have your three zebra loaches and possibly some yoyo loaches
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That sounds good. Will all the loaches live compatible?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:59 PM   #75
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Both species are assertive so you don't need to worry about competition for food.
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Alright, sounds good to me. I guess we could move to mid level!
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For mid water, you can have center piece fish like some pearl or moonlight gouramis. Another option would be a few angelfish. For schooling fish, I'd add gold or bleeding heart tetras, giant danios, or harlequin/scissor tail rasboras.
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What schooling size would you recommend?
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You have a big tank so I'd say you can have schools of around 10-15 fish
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Per type of fish?
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