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Old 07-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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what other fish should I get for my tank?

30gal freshwater tank
bulldog pleco
3 platys
plenty of hiding places, has 4 plants, and running a HOB filter rated for 20-40 gal tanks
temp set at 81 F
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Can anyone help?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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is there anything in particular you are looking for? ps your heater shouldnt be that high unless you are treating for disease
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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Just something to add color and life in my tank. What should it be set to?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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Do a school of something. Tetras, rainbows, barbs, danios. What's your budget?
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I'd like to keep it around 20-30
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$20-30 for the new fish
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
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Alright well you can go with a large school of neon tetras or other small tetras. Or A group of 6-7 rainbows depending on which species you want. Zebra danios are cheap and little psychos and will add a lot of activity to your tank.
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Make a trip to your lfs scout out some species of smaller fish and I will help you out. I think a school of something is the way to go.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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74-78 degrees is where it should be for most fish. a school of fish and a gourami would be a cool idea not too pricey either. tetras or danios are easy schoolers. i like the long fin red minor tetra
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I've had zebra danios before. I like them a lot. Could I mix several types of schooling fish?
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You can but you will be disappointed in the long run. Ime it looks better with one or two schooling species.
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Which two would you suggest?
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Grab a few guppys up there very pretty just don get to many females
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How big is a school? Could I get a school of barbs, danios, and guppys
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How big is a school? Could I get a school of barbs, danios, and guppys
I would go with a school of 5-6 guppies and either pick danios or bards for a school. Stay away from tiger barbs there mini piranhas
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How many is a school?
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Around 6 or more
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guppies arent a schooling fish so it doesnt matter how many of those you have
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i have long fin zebra danios and they are really cool little guys it would look cool to do a school of those and a school of long fin red minor tetras since they all have long fins and both are common/cheap fish
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