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Re: Need help with stocking suggestions for peaceful communi

Postby Sherbert20968 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:34 pm

My community tank has 2 bettas, 2 fancy goldfish, 3 black tip tetras, 3 red tetras, pleco, flame gourami, wonder killi.
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Re: Need help with stocking suggestions for peaceful communi

Postby caldwelldaniel26 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:50 pm

Sherbert20968 wrote:My community tank has 2 bettas, 2 fancy goldfish, 3 black tip tetras, 3 red tetras, pleco, flame gourami, wonder killi.

What type of pleco and what size tank is this?
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Re: Need help with stocking suggestions for peaceful communi

Postby cichlidluvr82 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:02 am

Sherbert20968 wrote:My community tank has 2 bettas, 2 fancy goldfish, 3 black tip tetras, 3 red tetras, pleco, flame gourami, wonder killi.


Goldfish are cold water and the rest are tropical. Not a good combination at all!
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Re: Need help with stocking suggestions for peaceful communi

Postby cichlidluvr82 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 pm

Can I keep a Cupid cichlid and rainbow cichlid in a community tank together, a 55 gallon? My Cupid cichlid is the most laid back, peaceful fish ever. I've heard rainbows are really peaceful! I just don't want any aggression issues. Has anyone ever kept 1 of each species together?
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Re: Need help with stocking suggestions for peaceful communi

Postby FireHorn123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:16 pm

Hidan wrote:
cichlidluvr82 wrote:I've already got 1 baby keyhole and 1 kribensis. Why would u suggest angels when they get bigger than keyhole and acaras? I can keep just the one keyhole, and do maybe just a couple rams. Or I can ditch the acara and do 2 apistogrammas.

Tank is too small for the Acara.

Have had a kribensis who ended up being a true bully and killing off widely considered more aggressive fish, but most people will have stories of a cichlids widely considered peaceful being hyper aggressive, so its often luck as each fish is different.

Your best bet is a couple of angels with the fish you have and a couple of bottom dwellers, maybe a festivum and rams.


45 gallon is not too small for an acara.
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