What are these fish? Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mg13, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. mg13

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    Hi, I like some of these fish, but I can't figure it out... any clue?
    endler.JPGendlercollector, are these endlers?
    zibra dinos real.JPG
    zibra dinos.JPG
    these are the ones I really like


    I don't know too much about anything, except Bettas, so let all the info flow!
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014
  2. CoeurSauvage

    CoeurSauvageNew MemberMember

    # 1 look like Harlequin Rasboras
    # 3 look like candy cane Tetras
    Sorry I don't know what the ones in pic # 2 are

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  3. Wendigoblue

    WendigoblueWell Known MemberMember

    The third picture is of rosy tetras or candy cane tetras same species different name.
    Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon rosaceus
    Maximum size: 1.6"
    Minimum tank size: 18 gallons
    Temperature: 75 82oF
    PH.: 5.5 - 7.5
    They are a shoaling species, so groups of at least 6.

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014
  4. Wendigoblue

    WendigoblueWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry forgot to include harlequin rasboras.
    Harlequin rasbora
    Scientific name: Trigonostigma heteromorpha
    Maximum size: 1.5"
    Minimum size tank: 10 gallon
    Temperature: 69 - 82oF
    PH.: 5.0 - 7.5
    Schooling species, so groups of at least 8.

    The second picture?? (Sorry got no info on this species...:confused:)
  5. CoeurSauvage

    CoeurSauvageNew MemberMember

    I believe candy cane tetras are Petsmart's name for rosy tetras

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  6. Wendigoblue

    WendigoblueWell Known MemberMember

    Yes they are. Sorry I didn't put that in there. :p
  7. matsungit

    matsungitWell Known MemberMember

  8. OP

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    yeah... well, I found the name for the fish I like...

    if I get a twenty gallon, what is the maximum I can have in there? of the candy cane tetras or rosy tetras (whatever)
  9. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Picture 2, Black Ruby Barbs

    Pethia nigrofasciata

  10. Wendigoblue

    WendigoblueWell Known MemberMember

    Using the 1 inch per gallon rule and that they can reach 1.6". Rounding up I'd say 10 on the safe side and maybe a few pygmy cory cats, snails or shrimp. But   says you could have 20 with 82% stocking, but with 34% water changes a week and with 10 a 17% water change at a stocking level of 52%.
  11. temptresstooNew MemberMember

    Tetras and barbs. :)
  12. matsungit

    matsungitWell Known MemberMember

    You're right. No red fins.
  13. OP

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    how about these?
  14. Flowingfins

    FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    They look like neons. I could be wrong though.
  15. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Those are cardinal tetras

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  16. OP

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    how many in a twenty gallon?
  17. TJBender

    TJBenderWell Known MemberMember

    If they're by themselves, maybe 16. If they're sharing the tank with other fish, adjust school size accordingly, but try to keep at least six cardinals in a group. "One inch per gallon" is not a good stocking guideline, btw. It doesn't account for bioload, only size.
  18. junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    What stock list are you thinking of, mg? Cardinals are like neons - very sensitive little fish. They require low pH, peaceful tankmates, and a largeish school.
  19. petaddiction

    petaddictionWell Known MemberMember

    I've been going at trying to figure out how to stock my 20 gallon for maybe the past two months :eek:.

    From what I've learned is take it a step a a time. decide:
    1. community or one species tank?

    if you want a one species tank:
    1. decide on species
    2. decide on amount that will fit in there

    if you want a community:
    1. do you want bottom, middle, top level fish? or bottom, middle, and a centerpiece? or middle and top dwellers with a centerpiece? There's tons of different mixtures of types of fish that you can decide from.
    2. Then you can go to a pet store or go online and research fish. Find the species you like. What I did was go online and look at fish and then after I found some I thought I liked, I watched TONS and TONS of videos on youtube of them to see what they looked like in motion and to see their behavior. If I couldn't make up my mind between two certain species, Id make a collage of all the fish I like in my tank. That gave me a visual so I could see how they look together.
    3. After you decide on what layout/species you like, then you decide on numbers. Numbers depend on how many of the other fish species are in the tank so that's why it comes last.

    It's been lots of work and research but I want my tank to look how I want and I don't want to regret getting a certain species and not getting a different one.

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  20. OP

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    the problem, petaddiction, is that I don't KNOW what I want...

    I was very sure I was going to have a community tank, when I got permission, but then I decided to split the tank in three, so I can have Mark, Blue Gem, and another Betta in that tank. (I know way too much about keeping multiple bettas in a divided tank, so you don't have to worry about that.) Obviously I would have Blue Gem all healed up and clear, but then I saw this:

    gary's tank.JPG

    and thought maybe it would work, he has about 75 gallons though.
    all the fish on here are from the same tank.

    So I really don't know.

    probably going to stick to my babies, even though it's fun to explore

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