Will These Fish Be Okay With Each And These Types Of Invertebrates?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Alphafish98, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    okay I’m thinking of maybe getting khuli loches, danios, guppies, Glolight tetras and cardinal tetras swordtails. Are they okay with big shrimp like vampire shrimp, mystery and rabbit snails salt and pepper Cory’s, mollies and plecos. Are all these okay with each other or are there some I shouldn’t have with others. Please give me a good answer.
     
  2. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    What’s the tank size?
    And how many of each kind of fish?
     
  3. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    I wouldn’t let a vampire shrimp be near Cory’s or kuhlies or even a pleco. It should be fine with fast swimming fish. If you have all of those in a 75, you might get overstocked soon.
     




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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    75g and I’m not saying I’m gonna get all of them. And just small numbers for schooling fish just 6

    How come ? Do they bother each other or something?
     
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  5. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Danios prefer cooler water than most of the other species so I wouldn’t include them.
     
  6. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    You mentioned 3 different types of live bearers and 4 different types of schooling fish. I say don’t try to put so many different species all in the same tank, and instead have more of less types of fish. You can have bigger schools if you get less species, and the fish will be happier and school more naturally. They don’t occur in schools of 5 in the wild, they occur in schools of thousands. I know you can’t have thousands of Corys but wouldn’t it be cool to have a school of 20 of them instead of just a few?
     
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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    Okay I won’t add those
     
  8. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    Kuhlies are very shy and timid fish that can get beaten up by as much as a ghost shrimp. Cory’s don’t have the best eyesight. There are a bunch of stocking issues to be discussed.
     
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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    Okay I won’t add shrimp, I’m not gonna add every single one of these fish together, I never said I was gonna do that. I’m just gonna see who’s best with who and if I can’t put them that’s fine
     
  10. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    I’d say, get a school of 15x glolight tetras 10x mollies and maybe some tiger barbs or a centerpiece fish of some sort.

    If you are throwing out shrimp, I would get a school of 9 Corydoras Sterbai, they like warmer waters.
     
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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    well idk about getting that many Glofish just 6 seems fine I could try with cardinal tetras and Cory’s. And I’ll see about mollies.

    Does it have to be nine ? I don’t want to put to much.
     
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  12. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    Pick one schooling middle or top dweller and get 20 + of them, pick a shoaling bottom dweller (kuhli loaches, or Corys) and get a dozen of them, and pick a centerpiece fish and get one of them or a mating pair, like maybe angelfish or gourami. Then you can add some individual fish like maybe a few swordtails or guppies. Add one type of snail, and if you add shrimp or not depends on your centerpiece fish.
     
  13. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    You will be fine with a 75.

    In the wild, most schooling fish are in the hundreds.

    There are a couple of vids of cories in the thousands just swimming around.

    Having more will make them more comfortable.
     
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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    Okay I’ll do honey gouramis, and I’ll see what I can do there thanks.
     
  15. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    Glofish tetras are modified from white skirt tetras or black skirt even as whites are derived from them. This being said, they can be VERY nippy with each other. The number 6 is bad because it is an even number. I’d recommend 7 or 9 glofish tetras.
     
  16. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    My favorite video
     
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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    Okay I won’t get glofish tetras thank you.
     
  18. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    I am not saying I wouldn’t get them, they are nippy in small schools and even numbers. I have lemon tetras and they picked at each other with a school of 6. I added more and my problem was solved.
     
  19. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    What kind of kuhli loaches are you interested in? There’s the striped ones, the black ones, the half banded ones, the silver ones....
     
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    Alphafish98

    Alphafish98 Valued Member Member

    I know but I just won’t get them it’s fine but thank you

    I was thinking the yellow ones with black stripes. Or is there a better type of khuli loche ? And that won’t hurt snails or anyone else
     
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