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marto
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Location: sydney, NSw, Australia

PostPosted: 2004.11.13(Sat)23:49    Post subject: Community warm water tank Reply with quote

A few weeks ago I got this book called: How to look after your pet fish by Mark Evans.

In the book it said that a community warm-water tank has 16 fish of 6 diferent types:

a Male & female sunset Platy
a male & female Rosy barb
4 bronze corydorus
a male & female guppy
a male & female Dwarf Gourami
4 Indian zebra danio's

My question is: Do you think this book is wrong? Cause I have heared that Rosy barbs are nippers and gouramis

if Rosy barb & Dwarf Gourami are agressive fish then what other compatable fish should I get instead of those types
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freshigal
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Joined: 26 Jul 2004

PostPosted: 2004.11.14(Sun)12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is any one "right" community tank. Was the book giving different examples of freshwater community tanks? Lots of fish can work well together in a tank. For example, I have black neon tetras, regular neons, platies and panda cories all peacefully coexisting. Zebra danios are often included in community tanks, but when I had zebra danios they caused all kinds of problems because they were too aggressive.

Barbs can be fin nippers, but if you would rather have barbs in your tank then don't add guppies with their long, trailing fins.

Why not take a visit to the LFS, look at some fish and then repost with a possible stocking list for more suggestions? Would this be for the 69 gallon tank listed in your sig?
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PostPosted: 2004.11.14(Sun)13:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I think is wrong is the Barbs. They are schooling fish after all, and get very large. With only 2 they will surely tear up the other fish.

Other than that, I don't see anything really wrong with it. I'd watch the dwarf gouramis though. Maybe only get a female?

EDIT: Also, if this is for your 69 gallon tank, you will be able to get a lot more fish than just that.
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marto
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PostPosted: 2004.11.14(Sun)15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the book was giving examples of a community coldwater tank, a community warm water tank & a themed tank.

the size of the tank in that book is probably something like 40 gallon.

Yes this is for my 69 gallon tank.



also what does LFS mean?
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PostPosted: 2004.11.14(Sun)16:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

LFS=Local Fish Shop

Should be glossary or something around here. Wink
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