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marto
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)3:32    Post subject: tetras Reply with quote

what kinds of small tetras could I put in with 2 wcmm, 2 guppies, 2 catfish & a platy. or are tetras fin nippers & they don't go together


tank size 75 gallon
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)3:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

not all are fin nippers.you could try rummynose tetras.they look beautiful as a group and when they are in top shape, with the reddish part particularly striking.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)10:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you can go with eaither cardnials if you can find them and also neons or black tettras - just make sure that you have enough so they can school
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)12:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

while wcmm are hardy they prefer a cool water tank. on that note if you kept your tank a little on the cooler side for a tropical why not up your school of white clouds? when they have 6 together they start acting amazingly different and as that number increases you will see more and more spectacular behaviour. if white clouds aren't what you're after I would suggest 2 or 3 large schools of tetras. also what kind of catfish do you have? cories are great community fish. I think this option would be my personal preference:


9 lemon or diamond tetras
9 neons or cardinals
9 serpae tetras
9 cories
3 otos

this would give you a good mix for a great community tank. lots of colour and with a tank that size, proper filtration, and a regular maintenance this should be a viable option. you would have to slowly accustom your filter to the bioload. this is also assuming you have a somewhat neutral pH hardness etc. if you posted more specs we could better advise you.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)12:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seccond @-McP post Laughing Shocked
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)17:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

@-McP wrote:
also what kind of catfish do you have?



I have 1 Dwarf Sucking Catfish Otto & one bronze cory.


my pH is 7.0 so its netural


also apart from zebra danio & wcmm what other kinds of tetras can withstand the heater (like they can be keeped without a heater cause they tolerate diferent water temperatures)

I also once had 4 wcmm but 2 of them died within 2 weeks. sometimes when you buy 5 fish or 4 fish at the same time there is a chance that one of them may die within a week but I dunno if thats true
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PostPosted: 2004.11.23(Tue)21:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

no tropicals will be happy without a heater unless you live in a pretty warm climate. if you invest in a heater I would suggest moving the danios/wcmm and getting a tetra cory tank. your cory needs some more friends to be really happy, and your oto could use a couple more buddies...
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PostPosted: 2004.11.24(Wed)14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

A school of white clouds is pretty cool. The little posturing and dance they do with each other is kind of fun to watch. Pretty colorful as well. They have yellow/albino bodied white clouds as well.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.24(Wed)18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd add two or three more white clouds, and I would definetly add another oto, and another bronze corydoras. As @-McP says Corydoras and Otos are happier in small groups, and in my experience they are more active when they have a few buddies around. I think you have a well balanced setup, just adding a few fish to each group will make it complete. Very Happy
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