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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:05 am Post subject: help with stocking Reply with quote

 hey  friends,
 
 I  have  a  planted  aquarium  densely  planted.  
 
 
 my  tank  5  feet  X  1.5  Feet  X  2  feet
 
 lighting  :  4  t5's
 
 Filter:  ehehim  2217
 
 co2:  pressurized  with  solenoid  valve  2-3  bubbles/second
 
 fertilizer:  API  leaf  zone
 
 Substrate:  layer  of  some  clay  soil  and  layer  of  contro  soil
 
 i  got  rid  of  all  the  fishes  which  were  all  there  in  and  right  now  i  am  housing  few  ottos,  corys,  1  male  american  flag  fish,  1  pair  guppy,  (  as  i  was  not  able  to  catch  them  in  my  planted)
 
 now  am  planning  to  add  few  new  fishes  but  am  confused  between  rams  and  tetras.  
 
 can  any  1  suggest  good  fishes  for  my  planted  aquaria.  I  would  love  to  see  schooling  fish.  
 
 ottos  and  corys  are  going  to  be  in  there  for  sure.  so  help  me  with  stocking  few  new  fish.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:25 am Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 i  would  also  love  some  cichlid  to  house  in.....  if  i  can  get  my  hands  on  brichardi  cichlids  is  this  a  good  call  ??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:06 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 Jaival,
 
 Nothing  beats  a  combination  of   Angels,  Rummynose  tetras  and  Cardinal  Tetras  in  a  densely  planted  tank  Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:16 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 2nd   nayak  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:25 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 Nayak,
 
 Can  one  keep  angels  alongwith  neon  &  rummy  nose.
 
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 Rummy  Nose  with  Cardinal  would  look  awesome!!
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 @  nayak   i  would  love  cardinals  and  neons  in  planted  and  have  kept  them  for  8  months  but  suddenly  1  fine  day  i  found  20  of  my  neons  and  the  3rd  day  rest  30  dead.....  soo  50  of  my  neons  in  3  days  are  dead  without  any  reason.....  
 
 angles  are  very  aggressive  thats  what  i  have  experienced.  and  personally  i  am  not  a  fan  of  angles
 
 rummy  nose  are  delicate....  get  white  spots  too  easily.......
 
 
 
 soo  the  options  i  have  after  few  browsing  in  my  LFS  i  might  go  for  a  group  of  glowlight  tetras  around  30  pcs  and  a  set  of  rainbow  fish....
 
 
 can  any1  suggest  ma  a  good  rainbow  fish  am  not  soo  keen  to  get  regular  neon  rainbow.  i  might  try  threadfin  rainbow.  
 
 your  suggestions  please...  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:19 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Can  one  keep  angels  alongwith  neon  &  rummy  nose.
 
 Thuds                

 
 Same  here  if  the  angels  got  bigger  it  will  swallow  those  tetras  .  My  angels  keep  on  reducing  the  number  of   zebras  for  a  long  until  I  saw  it  with  my  own  eyes  they  eating  zebras  then  only  I  believed  angels  are  also  killers.  Chuckle
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:22 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 big  angles  can  easily  swallow  a  full  grown  tetra  also.....  i  have  seen  it  in  my  friends  tank....  they  are  very  intelligent  they  move  around  very  slowly  and  once  a  tetra  is  near  they  will  attack  and  gulp  it  with  in  no  second  and  again  roam  around  as  if  they  have  not  done  or  seen  any  thing  lol   Thumbs Up  very  fast  and  smart....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:37 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 jaival,
 
 I  keep  rummys  with  dwarf  cichlids  in  a  sparely  planted  tank  and  they  are  an  absolute  treat  to  watch.  i  also  have  blue,  green  &  black  neons  in  there.  They  might  be  a  lil  sensitive  to  Ich  but  they  cure  just  as  fast  (3  days  of  Rid  All  general  aid  and  they  were  fine).  they  also  serve  as  a  very  good  water  indicator.  The  brighter  the  nose  the  better  the  quality  of  water.  being  sensitive  to  water  params  they  help  me  indicate  spikes  before  it  affects  my  appisto.
 
 You  are  right  on  the  nail  with  the  large  angels  and  tetra's.  your  rummy  might  get  away  from  em  cos  they  are  quite  fast  but  neons  and  cardinals  might  not  make  it.  I  kept  cardinals  in  the  past  and  they  grew  quite  slowly.  I  introduced  2  large  koi  angels  and  had  super  fat  angels  in  a  weeks  time  with  no  sign  of  my  cardinals  or  black  neons  and  a  whole  lot  of  dark/black  poop.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:05 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 I  would  suggest  Red  Rainbow  or  boesemani  rainbows.  Both  look  awesome  in  planted  tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:41 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 Wow!  Questions.  I  love  them.  
 
 Keep  asking  and  I  will  ask  a  few  too  Very Happy  
 
 First  to  answer  the  questions.....  
 
 we  need  proof  to  believe  in  answers.  Let  me  establish  a  base  here  by  showing  a  few  pictorial  representations  of  my  experience,  about  what  I  am  talking  about.  Then  the  rest  of  the  people  who  replied  can  also  do  the  same  Smile  Will  be  a  treat  to  watch  Very Happy  
 
 Here  goes....  All  these  pictures  are  old,  so  kindly  bear  with  the  quality.
 
 My  sparsely  planted  tanks  with  Angels,  Lemon  Tetras,  Black  neon  tetras,  Rummynose  Tetras,  Sword  tails  etc  etc.
 
 
 Angels  spawning  in  the  same  tank
 
 
 My  other  densely  planted  Angels  tank  with  the  same  type  of  fishes.
 
 
 My  tank  containing  Cardinal  tetras
 
 
 My  tank  containing  neon  tetras.
 
 
 All  these  were  with  me  with  no  mortality's  for  three  years  before  I  gave  them  away  during  shifting.  
 
 So,  may  I  see  the  pictures  of  fishes  please  Very Happy  
 Also  what  are  you  doing  that  your  fishes  get  Ich  and  you  need  medications?
 What  was  the  size  of  your  Angels  when  they  started  swallowing  Neons,  Rummynose,  Cardinals,  zebras  etc  etc.
 Why  do  you  need  to  keep  a  sensitive  fish  as  a  beacon  for  water  spikes  for  a  more  robust  fish  like  Apistos?
 What  has  the  color  of  the  poop  of  a  fish  has  to  do  with  its  prey?  That  is.....  if  they  did  prey.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:01 pm Post subject: Re: help with stocking Reply with quote

 RAMS  -  I  have  seen  them  in  a  planted  tank,  wow  those  RAMS  were  so  beautiful  to  see  them  swin  throught  the  plants..  I  loved  that  tank..  Try  out  RAMS  if  u  do  like  it,  along  with  these  they  had  Cardinals  with  it,  and  also  some  Scatz  (Not  sure  if  they  are  compable  ,  because  as  it  is  a  LFS  they  might  have  added  Scatz  them  for  time  being)....
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 WOW  this  is  a  gr8  post  now  i  am  loving  it....  thanks  guys  for  the  nice  replies.....
 
 @  viresh  
   
 i  love  neons  and  rummy  nose...  but  past  experience  with  neon  is  too  bad  and  with  rummy  nose  the  fellow  hobbyist  in  ahmedabad  are  not  successful  with  it...  they  always  get  white  spots.....
 
 i  would  not  like  my  fish  to  serve  me  as  a  water  indicator....  n  in  the  same  tank  i  have  ottos  so  water  quality  is  not  a  major  problem  i  face  to.....
 
 
 @  Shelly  D'silva  
 
 i  am  looking  that  remains  small  in  the  long  run....  rainbows  get  big  and  i  like  my  planted  setup  to  be  small  though  itz  5  feet....  i  might  go  for  threadfin  rainbow  but  same  thing  they  have  poor  life  as  they  come  full  grown  from  the  suppliers  only  and  might  not  set  in  the  water  conditions  we  house  them  inn.....
 
 @  nayak  
 
 old  pics  but  nice  to  see....  
 
 some  answers  from  my  side......  i  have  never  used  medicines  in  my  tank  expect  alge  fix  for  the  algae  in  my  tank....
 
 how  do  we  measure  the  size  of  angel  lol.....  the  angel  i  saw  were  like  my  hand.....a  full  grown  angels....  around  4-5  years  old  in  the  same  tank...  the  tank  he  housed  in  was  around  6  feet  by  2  feet  by  2  feet....  he  hust  swallowed  it.....
 
 @  balaji
 
 i  would  love  rams  and  will  think  of  it....  but  rams  like  hiding  in  plants  soo  they  just  come  out  at  the  time  of  feeding.....  scatz  are  not  a  good  call  for  planted  aquarium  ....  never  had  experience  with  scatz.....  
 
 
 
 @  every1  thanks  for  the  reply  and  making  this  post  interesting...  looking  forward  for  the  more  interesting  replies....   Cheering   Cheering   Cheering   Thumb Up   Thumb Up   Rock On   Rock On   Rock On   Rock On   Rock On
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 Bosemani  looks  awesome  in  a  planted  tank..
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