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Old 07-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #21
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But you have to look at it this way... the Marbled Hatchets will occupy the top levels of the tank. The other two tetra groups will occupy the middle and lower levels of the tank.
I have, and that still seems too many.
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I have, and that still seems too many.
What about this.... I will only have two good sized schools and in the place of the third school could be a pair of Dwarf Gouramis or some Oto Catfish?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #23
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What about this.... I will only have two good sized schools and in the place of the third school could be a pair of Dwarf Gouramis or some Oto Catfish?
Hm, a pair of dwarf Gouramis would stand a very high chance ( 90%) of failing. Females are very hard to find due to their lack of colour and not being in demand. They would also need multiple females per male. Oto catfish would work if you had a sustainable algae source, and added them to a established tank.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #24
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Hm, a pair of dwarf Gouramis would stand a very high chance ( 90%) of failing. Females are very hard to find due to their lack of colour and not being in demand. They would also need multiple females per male. Oto catfish would work if you had a sustainable algae source, and added them to a established tank.
Yeah I think I'll go with the Oto Catfish.

This is will be my stock:

7 Bentos Tetras
2 German Blue Rams
2 Electric Blue Rams
5 Cory Catfish
2 Amano Shrimp
2 Panda Garra
3 Otocinclus Catfish
7-8 Tetras (could be Rummynose, Cardinal, Emperor, or Black Phantom)
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #25
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Yeah I think I'll go with the Oto Catfish.

This is will be my stock:

7 Bentos Tetras
2 German Blue Rams
2 Electric Blue Rams
5 Cory Catfish
2 Amano Shrimp
2 Panda Garra
3 Otocinclus Catfish
7-8 Tetras (could be Rummynose, Cardinal, Emperor, or Black Phantom)
I'd be cautious about having two pairs of rams, and cories occupying the bottom bit of the tank.
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I'd be cautious about having two pairs of rams, and cories occupying the bottom bit of the tank.
I think they'll be fine. I have plenty rocks, driftwood, and plants for there not be any aggression.
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I think they'll be fine. I have plenty rocks, driftwood, and plants for there not be any aggression.
Hmmm, they might be okay if you have lots of plants and decor. Just watch them at breeding time
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2 pairs of rams in a 30 gallon has a very large chance of failing.

I tried 2 pair in my 28, the tank in my avatar so you know there were plenty of hiding spaces and things blocking sight, but they still failed miserably. I'd only do 1 pair.
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2 pairs of rams in a 30 gallon has a very large chance of failing.

I tried 2 pair in my 28, the tank in my avatar so you know there were plenty of hiding spaces and things blocking sight, but they still failed miserably. I'd only do 1 pair.
Hmm. I would like to hear some more opinions on this before I make a decision.
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I don't understand why you aren't willing to take people's advice. There is a lot of good advice as far as your stocking goes, and you're blowing it off.

Do your research, there are tons of good threads out here about overstocking and multiple pairs of rams being bad together, but I you're dead set on finding out for yourself, which it sounds like you are, then atleast have a back up plan for them.
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I don't understand why you aren't willing to take people's advice. There is a lot of good advice as far as your stocking goes, and you're blowing it off.

Do your research, there are tons of good threads out here about overstocking and multiple pairs of rams being bad together, but I you're dead set on finding out for yourself, which it sounds like you are, then atleast have a back up plan for them.
I am taking people's advice. I just wanted to hear a couple more opinions. And I research a lot about my fish.
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Okay guys, I've decided to stay with just 2 Rams. My Electric Blue and German Blue seem to be getting along fine.
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Hey I just had an idea. Could I put a pair of Angelfish in my tank? I know that I couldn't put them with Amano Shrimp. But it's just a thought.
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Hey I just had an idea. Could I put a pair of Angelfish in my tank? I know that I couldn't put them with Amano Shrimp. But it's just a thought.
Nope. A pair of angels would need a larger tank. Especially with all the other tank mates.
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Nope. A pair of angels would need a larger tank. Especially with all the other tank mates.
Okay. Maybe a pair of Scarlet Badis?
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Okay. Maybe a pair of Scarlet Badis?
The germans would probably kill them and the bigger tetras may as wellnif they get nippy.
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They could work, but i agree with godfan. if you are dead set; then keep a close eye on them with your rams since they both like to take up the bottom level.
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The germans would probably kill them and the bigger tetras may as wellnif they get nippy.
Better not to risk it. I've also heard that get need live or frozen food only.
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Better not to risk it. I've also heard that get need live or frozen food only.
The do need frozen. IME some will eat flake but frozen is supposed to meet there nutritional needs better.
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Would an African Butterfly Fish be too aggressive?
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