Somebodys missing

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Plecomaker, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    :;dete Ok so ive got a 90 gallon with black painted back, for now.
    hardish water and im looking for more occupants.

    ideal employee should not eat other occupants and should be either colorful or interesting and not another plec.

    current tennants include:
    2 bn plecs, (1 standard, 1 albino)
    several swordtails of various color types
    A 5" firemouth


    keep in mind rainbow cichlids are unavailable in the area or even online frankly.

  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'd add more firemouths of the same size. They are social, and the swordtails should be fine with them.

  3. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Eh maybe, they d have to all be male though...

    ive read that before, but theyre not totally social like otherfish.

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  4. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Any other ideas?
  5. katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    What is the temp of your tank? What about adding some larger barbs or tetras?
  6. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Tetras might be a possibilty.
    I dont think barbs, im trying to stay new worldy.
  7. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Currently 76 degrees, but ive got some space i could adjust.
    any ideas on cichlids or weird stuff, lol?
  8. LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    We have 6 glo tetras. Well, 5 and one white. All different colors. They look cool when they school together and tour around the tank.
  9. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Huh, hadnt thought of that...
    white skirts right?
  10. katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    How about a blue acara?
  11. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Tried that, just had to get rid of him actually. :(
    he almost killed everyone in the tank.
  12. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    update: fish accidentally increased as plecs in this tank released40-50 new plecs from cave!, thought sthose eggs were no good, guess i was wrong..
  13. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Congrats! I will take some if you don't have space. What kind are they? Albino bn or regular bn?
  14. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    alas noone lives near me ;(
    id totally give you 10 or 20 ,
    i have a tank of babies already and another clutch of plec eggs in a 3rd tank
  15. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Dang you are lucky! I don't think I will be able to take 10 lol. Are they albino or brown?:)
  16. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    i have both colors,
    im not sure about luck, i have 2 pairs producing and it's time to hit the stop button!
  17. LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    Sell them online!

    And yes, the glo tetras are white skirts that were genetically modified (not dyed) and the white is just a white skirt.
  18. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    haha, yeah i know they're not dyed, but good reminder.

    i haven't tried shipping fish yet, just selling to local stores.
    id have to see what that involves.
  19. LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    I received some fish yesterday and the water was actually cool when the temp was at least 90.

    They took a square priority mail flat rate box and lined it with styrofoam with the shiny silver coating to the inside. Filled with shredded newspaper and used a Kordo (possible wrong name) bag that is supposed to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. It all worked perfectly.
  20. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    yeah, the prob for me is that people dont want big schools of plecos

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