New tank, what fish!!

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What type of fish should i get for my new 117 gallon tank? ???
1-Guarami
2- guppy
3- Angel
4- clown loach
5-dwarf loach
6-cory cat
If you have any other suggestions tell me.
Thanx 4 your vote ;D ;D ;D
AngelSta
 

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personally i like guppies as they're all different with loads of colour varieties so you can tell them apart. i quite fancy some gourami's too. the dwarfs are prob best as the others get quite big which then limits what else you can put in your tank. depends on whether you want quantity or quality! let us know what you decide...by the way...dont get too many at once or your ammonia will go through the roof! slowly but surely (says me who has ammonia probs, prob caused by too many fish too soon!!). you dont wanna stock too fast then have them all die then start again.

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angels are beautiful. i've heard they can be a bit territorial, but as i've never owned one i cant really comment much on that!! something to bear in mind tho!
 

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Mine haven't really started getting territorial, yet... but they're still small...
 

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Jim said:
Mine haven't really started getting territorial, yet... but they're still small...
good to hear! as i said, i've never owned one! in the lfs they're all in a tank together, so maybe they get territorial when they get bigger. maybe a fight for female kinda thing? i dont know? or maybe its just the minority of bullies that gives them a bad name? it only takes a couple of wrong uns to tarnish the species as vicious!! i'd love one, but i'm a bit wary until i hear more positive stories about them being friendly!!
 

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I say, get whatever you want! Those are all great fish. Since you have such a big tank you could probably get most of them...just I'm not sure about how compatible Gouramis are with Angels and Guppies.
 

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hi what about some mollies,tetas ect
 

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You could get gouramis and dwarf loaches as well as maybe a BN.
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bristlenoses are fab. my favourite fish! very good at hiding too! but when he emerges he amuses me!! - he always seems so busy cleaning away!
 

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guppies are cooool. i'm willing to buy some for my new tank. i like them for their colorful fins and breeding behavior.
 

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i'd def recommend guppies too. as you can see i've gota few and they're fun to watch and exciting when preg....i'm still waiting for my babies!! ;D also because there are so many colours you can tell them apart. the danios all look the same so cant tell them apart!!
 

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once your angels are adults, they are carnivorous!!! i know. my dad had an awesome tank with 2 angels, and they ate EVERY SINGLE fish in there, and then 1 ate the other, and finally died!!!!
 
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thanx for all your GREAT answers guys I'm now worried, do angels eat other fish or was that a SUPER BIG one??? Are gouramies EVIL too, ive read on sites that they're generally pretty peaceful! ???
 

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Mollygurl said:
once your angels are adults, they are carnivorous!!! i know. my dad had an awesome tank with 2 angels, and they ate EVERY SINGLE fish in there, and then 1 ate the other, and finally died!!!!
OMG thats awful! well, thats def put me off angels! i've not heard of one peaceful one yet. every story about them ends in disaster!!
 

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AngelSta said:
thanx for all your GREAT answers guys I'm now worried, do angels eat other fish or was that a SUPER BIG one??? Are gouramies EVIL too, ive read on sites that they're generally pretty peaceful! ???
i've heard alot about angels being territorial and will kill other fish and nip fins and generally be bullies of the tank. however i've not heard anything bad about gouramis....yet! i think they prefer to be in a male and female pair. i'm considering getting some. just waiting and researching still as not read enough about them to decide where would be best for them to go. i've heard loaches wouldnt get on with gouramis, but thats cos the loach will attach to the side of the gouramis flat body and eat holes in them . also i think with gouramis, should they try to breed, will build a bubble nest and get protective of it, so can be a little hostile to the other fish, but not sure on the level of agression??? :-\
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Big angels will eat little fish like neons, but someone here (I think Isabella maybe???) told me she raised a little angel with neons and when the angel got big it still left the neons alone. I'm trying that same thing now. So far so good, but my angels aren't much bigger than the neons, so i don't think they could eat them even if they wanted to! lol
 

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Get guppies and cory's. They are so great together and fun to watch because they both do some weird things sometimes.
 

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wolfman21 said:
Get guppies and cory's. They are so great together and fun to watch because they both do some weird things sometimes.
guppies are fab! peaceful and fun to watch...they love dashing through the bubbles..... and so many colours to choose from!!
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Thanx again guys!!! ;D !!! All the information was so helpful !
I think i'll try some angels, guppys and gouramis, maybe some corys to help clean up ! I'll also put a few zebra danios or tetras in when i get the young angels.
Anyway, can someone fill me in on what a bubble nest is for a gourami, I've heard about it with some fish but i'm not sure exactly what they are ???. What size are they? What do they look like?etc. Do gouramis eat their babys?
Thanks again!
AngelSta
 
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