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Old 08-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Question Choosing fish

Hi, I have a 50 gallon tank with lots of caves, plants and I have 2 internal fluval filters.
I was thinking of getting a raibow shark or red tail black shark with some peppermint catfish, some kuhli loaches, some type of schooling fish and I am being given a breeding pair of silver dollars and a baby gourami.


Does anyone have any tips, suggestions or anything else I should know about keeping these fish together?
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Silver dollars need a bigger tank than that as does the the red tailed shark and the rainbow shark will kill the schooling fish if the are some sort of tetra, and they will kill the Corys. It will not eat them just stress them to death. Sorry for all the bad news
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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What fish do you think will go well in the tank then?
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
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To replace the silver dollars if you still want a silver fish 4 hatchetfish would be cool and u could keep the rainbowshark just monitor the aggression because people have kept to MALE BETTAS together before and they were fine! Lol lol lol lol
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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Sounds good! Are there any catfish that could go well in there too?
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #6
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Besides the corrys you could do Otos best algae eater ever. keep them in shoals do them but no rainbow shark
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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? Maybe it's cause my red tailed shark is a sweetheart... But he gets along with my 10 tetras, 2 khulis, 1 Cory (more coming soon...!) and snails/angels/oscars

Maybe it's cause mine is a sweetie. I call him Nanny sometimes because he cleans the outside of my breeding net and takes care of my baby angels.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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Thanks! I think i will put in 2 kuhli loaches, a raibow shark, some cory cats and maybe some glass catfish?
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #9
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That's a really light stock
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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Hi, I have a 50 gallon tank with lots of caves, plants and I have 2 internal fluval filters.
I was thinking of getting a raibow shark or red tail black shark with some peppermint catfish, some kuhli loaches, some type of schooling fish and I am being given a breeding pair of silver dollars and a baby gourami.

Does anyone have any tips, suggestions or anything else I should know about keeping these fish together?
Don't put rainbow sharks with corydoras. I hear Kigali loaches are very sensitive and rainbow sharks are very aggressive.
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Will the class catfish go with the rainbow shark? If not what is a good fish to go with it?
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What about cichlids?
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #13
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Cant mix cichlids with other fish sorry
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #14
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To replace the silver dollars if you still want a silver fish 4 hatchetfish would be cool and u could keep the rainbowshark just monitor the aggression because people have kept to MALE BETTAS together before and they were fine! Lol lol lol lol
Hatchetfish are awesome, so funky looking. I just picked up 4 yesterday.
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Where did you get the hatchetfish?
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I got mine from a mom & pop store
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Petsmart sells them though, and the petsmart by me is pretty good
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #18
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What about,

1xRainbow shark
1xAlbino bristlenose
3 tiger Barbs
2x pep catfish
5 glowlight tetras
3 congo tetras
5 black neon tetras
???
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What about,

1xRainbow shark
1xAlbino bristlenose
3 tiger Barbs
2x pep catfish
5 glowlight tetras
3 congo tetras
5 black neon tetras
???
Rainbows are like Betta's, so can be docile other will be like Hannible an kill any an everything that swim. Stay away from tigers, they will also harass and kill anything. You new more Congo tetras to stock up with to 5.

If your looking for oddballs, take a look at the African BROWN knife, not black, blacks get huge. Also a African butterfly would be cool.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:08 AM   #20
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Hi

My friend just came over and gave me:
4 swordtails
1 bristlenose catfish
1 bronze cory
All of them are about 1 and a half years old but are still reasonably small!
I was thinking of putting some clown or kuhli loaches in with them, aswell as a male betta splender and some black neons and another catfish of some sort or a red tail black shark!
Any suggestions
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