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  • #300994

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    hi everybody
    this is my first attempt at an aquarium
    rather than do my homework i just got stuck in
    i think im happy with the result but now im finding the fish boring and dull
    i want lots of colourful fishes
    but that will all change soon enough
    so ill post a pic up and you can all tell me where i went wrong

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    #320133

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    so here is a list of the fishes i have

    must admit it took some time finding the names

    if anyone knows of any fish that shouldnt be in there please let me know

    and ill get them out

    Colisa lalia
    Moenkhausia santaefilomenae
    Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
    Paracheirodon innesi
    Pristella maxillaris
    Danio rerio
    Chromobotia macracanthus
    Puntius anchisporus
    Mikrogeophagus altispinosus
    Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

    thanks

    #320136

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Hey Jazzbora, tank looks good! Is that coral? You may want to keep an eye on your tds/kh/gh/ph to see if it’s leaching and to what effect?
    What are the dimesions of your tank?
    I personally like to keep fewer sp. and more of each when it comes to schooling fish like tetras-rasboras-danios etc.
    Your clown loaches will need a bigger tank and preferrably a few more for the family. Have a look through the knowledge base for details of each sp.
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile.php?g…thus&id=349

    #320138

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    hi plaamoo
    thanks for the reply
    the rock im led to believe is called ocean rock
    the large root is what we in northern ireland call bog oak but i dont think its actually oak
    the quantities of fish i have are listed below:

    dwarf gourami x 3 (Colisa lalia)
    red eye tetra x 3 (Moenkhausia santaefilomenae)
    black widow tetra x 2 (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)
    neon tetra x 10 (Paracheirodon innesi)
    xray tetra x 1 (Pristella maxillaris)
    zebra danio x 5 (Danio rerio)
    clown loach x 2 (Chromobotia macracanthus)
    tiger barb x 4 (Puntius anchisporus)
    bolivian ram x 1 (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)
    ram x 1 (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

    i hope this enlightens you a bit more

    #320143

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    tiger barbs gone
    they started to harass the dwarf gourami
    actually nipping his fins and eatin it

    i suppose the clue was in the name

    well you learn dont you!!!!

    #320150

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm I need to change the scientific name of the tiger barb back to P. tetrazona. Will post up why shortly!

    #320172

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    now im confused
    how can there be 2 latin names for same species

    wasnt very good at latin in school (givin the age away a bit there)
    if i remember right i tried to avoid it then too

    #320173

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (JazzBora150 @ Dec 29 2010, 09:04 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    now im confused
    how can there be 2 latin names for same species

    wasnt very good at latin in school (givin the age away a bit there)
    if i remember right i tried to avoid it then too

    Names shift now and then due to different studies. Only 1 valid at any given time.

    #320198

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    Danio rerio is next on the list of fish to remove

    they think my tank is daytona and while the lap times
    seem to be improving its time for the pits for these guys and early retirement from the race

    upsetting the tank . they move too fast in general

    theyre gone

    #320256

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    do killifish make good community tank specimens as i especially like the look of this species in particular Nothobranchius rachovii

    my fish are listed above

    i will make room for them so what ever has to go will go
    untill i finally get a tank i enjoy looking at

    #320280

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nothobranchius aren’t really good community fish I’m afraid though very beautiful. You could always set up a second tank for them.

    #320287

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    thanks for the bad news

    i just want colourful fishes with a more sedate nature

    fish in my tank apart from the dwarf gouramis look a bit grey and uninteresting

    #320298

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You should see some interesting colour and behaviour if you add more of one of the Mikrogeophagus species.

    #320301

    Senor Bastardo
    Participant

    Hi Jazzbora,

    There are killies that are suitable for a community tank, given that the other other inhabitatants are not quick (many killies are not fast swimmers so might have a problem getting food). If you loose the tetras and tiger barbs you could keep virtually any of the Aphyosemion or Chromaphyosemion as well as som of the Fundulopanchax species.

    Nothobranchius are as Matt stated not at all suited for a community tank and need the addition of salt to the water since they are very prone to Oodinium. Should you want to set up a tank for a Nothobranchius species I would highly recommend either foerschi or korthause since they are good for beginners. Just keep in mind they are very short lived and you have a choice between keeping a single male (apart from the females that is) or several males since they are very aggressive towards each other.

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