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    600L Tropheus
    600L Discus
    600L Community
    80L Killifish
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  1. No, I think two species is good. I'll end up with rummynose and black neons. With serpae though - they can be a bit nippy towards other fish. With a large school, might be OK, but definitely something to watch. You don't want them going after the apisto fins.
  2. My tank is the same size, I have 10 discus, 6 angels, 4 peppermint bristlenose, 2 bettas (1M1F - there were more F but he didn't approve of them), and about 60 tetras. Tank does not look full at all, but as the discus and angels mature, I think this is probably sufficient. Might get 1 apistogramma pair, and might get a few more tetras. Definitely agree with gingerbeer that a large group of tetras of the same species looks much better than a few of everything. I've got 4 species, because I collected them from my other tanks, but longer term, as the flames and pristellas die off, I will be replacing with more of the 2 main species - rummynose and black neons. Say 40 rummynose and 30 black neons will look cool.
  3. Good on you for keeping a group of clown loaches. Too often I see just a single one in a tank, and they really do much better in a small group. Having said that, these fish get to be 12-15cm quite quickly, and then continue growing albeit quite slowly. I have seen one old fellow at about 40cms. They are also very active fish and fast swimmers. Even when small, a 40L tank is nowhere near big enough. You didn't say how big the "new larger tank" is, but for me, the 400L would be about the minimum size for a group of YOUNG clown loaches. Angels also do much better in a group, and they also can get very large - think 20cms plus from top to bottom (including fins). Once you get the 400L set up, there should be no problem keeping all these fish together, and adding a few more angels and other things also. In a few years, the clown loaches will outgrow even this tank, but you should have quite a bit of knowledge and experience by then. In the meantime, if you're keeping the loaches in a VERY small tank temporarily, be aware that in such a confined space there may well be accidents. They have nowhere to run and hide. Provide as many hiding spots as you can - some PVC tubes for example are good as they take up very little room but provide a place for the loaches to "escape" the angel and each other. The more hiding spots they have, the more likely they are to survive this temporary incarceration.
  4. Aussie community tank

    Nice, I like it. I have been really keen on the PSG, but the peacock gudgeon would be a good alternative. Then I could do the pacific blue eyes and the hardyheads and also some threadfin rainbows... For me, a community tank should have a mix of fish - ideally 8 species or more, and that looks really difficult with PSG.
  5. Aussie community tank

    Wouldn't the purple spotted gudgeons eat pacific blue eyes?
  6. Unfortunately have to get rid of these delightful characters. Great colour, and very different patterns from most cichlids. However, they need a tank to themselves, as they are vicious little sods and I just don't have an empty tank. Had to pull them out of my community tank due to other fish getting picked on. All well behaved during the daytime, but at night they pick on a target relentlessly. $25 for the group of 4 fish, very negotiable. They're in a temporary holding container at the moment, and the sooner I move these on, the better. They're about 4 cms at present. Pickup in Parkinson, pm for details.
  7. Any thoughts on keeping the following fish, as a community, in a standard 6*2*2, 600L: Boesmani rainbows (maybe 8 or so) Goyder river banded rainbows (maybe 6 or so) PNG Red Rainbows (6) Empire Gudgeons (12) Purple spotted gudgeon (4-6) Desert gobies (4) Chuck in a few SAE perhaps, or some L number catfish. I've not kept natives before, but I find I enjoy the tanks more if there is a coherent theme to it. I know the purple spotted will make a meal of anything small, but apart from the desert gobies, the rest should be able to cope. Am I missing anything? Any other fish suggestions? Michael
  8. Angels and Discus

    You'll find people on both sides of this argument. I have 10 discus and 6 angels in a 600 L tank at the moment, both angels and discus have spawned. Not expecting any fry to survive of course. It can be done - but it's not a sure thing. If you're basically transitioning from discus to angels (and presumably other things later), I'd say give a go. The discus may last a surprisingly long time, so careful about adding too much all at once.
  9. New fish tank HELP WITH FILTER PLZ

    In a tank that size, and only shrimp, I wouldn't bother with a filter at all. I have an 80L tank with only shrimp and killifish - no filter. Just an airstone to keep the water oxygenated. Probably a good idea to vacuum part (NOT ALL!) of the gravel each time you do a partial water change also. (Which in my case is every 3 months or so - but YMMV.) No idea how many shrimp I have in there - they breed like crazy. Started with about 50, and I've given my brother in law 50 since then, and there's still plenty in the tank.
  10. Anyone here breed any of the Tang gobies? Eretmodus Cyanostictus Tanganicodus Irsacae Spathodus Marlieri Spathodus Erythrodon
  11. Nice. Hope they grow quickly for you.
  12. Tiger barbs have a reputation for being nippy. Would not normally expect this to work with angels, discus, guppies, gouramis or possibly rainbowfish. Perhaps you have a well behaved bunch.
  13. There are dwarf gouramis that are mostly blue, and also of course German blue ram dwarf cichlids. They're both on the small side, but very peaceful. Odd seeing tiger barbs in there with your other stock...
  14. Patience. It often clears up by itself, but takes time. If it is still cloudy in a few more days, you can do a 100% water change. After that it should be clear. Note that you must add the dechlorinator WITH the new water, or preferably treat the new water FIRST and then add it to the tank. Otherwise you'll kill off the beneficial bacteria that are starting to grow.
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