Which fish for my water parameters?

Questions about stocking and compatability issues.
Derkster
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Re: Which fish for my water parameters?

Postby Derkster » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks for all your advice Dave, however after much deliberation I have decided to go the marine route.

This has been at the back of mind for a while and after going to the Abyss in Stockport, reading on here and also going to LFS it has convinced me.

Dave Godfrey
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Re: Which fish for my water parameters?

Postby Dave Godfrey » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Fair enough, but if adjusting water for Malawis seemed like a lot of work, marines would not be where I'd start the hobby. ;)
Loaches and minnows and shrimp! Oh my!

Derkster
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Re: Which fish for my water parameters?

Postby Derkster » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:30 pm

:D yes you are right if i am going to put the effort into something then i might as well do it with marine. Spoken to a few people who have got marine tanks and have previously had cichlids and the general consensus was marine was actually easier.

Soon find out wont i !

communitope
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Re: Which fish for my water parameters?

Postby communitope » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Checkerboard cichlids are very nice peaceful fish.
They can live with other tetras and catfish perfectly.
An ideal set up would hold:
A pair of checkerboard cichlids
A small shoal of cory cats
A couple of oto cats
Some hatchets or pencil fish
A nice small pleco
A shoal of tetras, such as cardinals

Then your tank will consist of all fish from south America.
As far as plants go, I would certainly go for real, easy care plants, this will benefit
the oto's and decorate your tank nicely.
You could also consider adding some bogwood for the pleco.
The bigger the shoals of tetras, the more they will explore and feel more secure
I would have no less than 8 in a shoal.
leaf litter would really finish off your tank and give it that natural look.


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