Id say more like 6-8 loaches total.Snailerator said:Ok. Like 5 loaches? More of anythign else?
This is a proposed. I am still cycling my tank. I keeping it around 76-78bizaliz3 said:Id say more like 6-8 loaches total.
What temperature are you keeping the tank at? Apistos like nice warm water. Like 80-84f. The tiger barbs and the loaches...they prefer mid 70s.
Is this list the current stock or the proposed stock? If it is only the proposed stock, I personally think you should decide which fish you want most and stock around them. If it is the apistos...then get other warmer water fish. If it is the barbs and loaches, then get other fish that like mid 70s.
That's my best suggestion.
What if I replace the apistos with a Geophagus Tapajo or Rams?Snailerator said:Ok, I really like the apistos so I think I'm going to go for a more peaceful tetra/barb/rasbora instead of the tigers. Keep the loachs and apistos. 5 loaches, 2-3 male apisots, and a school of soething with maybe a top dweller.
Blue Acara should be fine with the loaches they're quite an easy going cichlid. Water quality is a must, they eat mostly protein so water can deteriorate fast. Your filtration is good tho so as long as you keep up with water changes you should be ok.Snailerator said:No, I think a Blue Acara would be better. As long as he is fine with the loaches.
Well now ive beeb thinking the blur acara may be too big. Maybe a Kribensis cichlid would work. They like the same temps as other fish and don't grt too big. 2 males or 2 females? With 5 loaches and 25 tetras or 15 barbsjinjerJOSH22 said:
Couldn't tell you about Kribs but you could definitely keep Blue Acara in a 55 as well as your loaches and tetra or barbs.Snailerator said:Well now ive beeb thinking the blur acara may be too big. Maybe a Kribensis cichlid would work. They like the same temps as other fish and don't grt too big. 2 males or 2 females? With 5 loaches and 25 tetras or 15 barbs
No, they only grow around 6 or so inches, I've currently got 3 in a 52 with a Opaline Gourami, a DelhezI Bichir and there's plenty of room for a shoal of 5 Columbian Tetra i'm adding once they grow a bit.Snailerator said:And you don't think he would look too big? I don't want it to look like hes trapped in a tank ya know?
R they full grown? If so can I have a pic? And BTW tanks a lot, you've been a big help.jinjerJOSH22 said:
One is about 5 and a half inches, I bought him as an adult the others are under 4.Snailerator said:R they full grown? If so can I have a pic? And BTW tanks a lot, you've been a big help.
He wouldn't turn when I took this.jinjerJOSH22 said:One is about 5 and a half inches, I bought him as an adult the others are under 4.
Sorry no way to get a pic atm I don't own a mobile.
The GouramI and Bichir are both over 5 inches and the aquarium still seems a bit spacious. If you want an Acara you won't regret it they are full of personality, once they're used to you you'll be able to feed them out of your hand and they're absolutely stunning.
Btw was that a pun or a typo? Either way my pulcher....