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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everybody, I have this 50 gallontank that is already cycled and stocked with 9 harlequin rasboras, 2 kissing gouramis (will be moved into a pond when they grow) and 4 horseface loaches. What other fish can I buy? I was thinking of another schooling fish maby and a big fish?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:59 PM
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Buy like 20 more harlequin rasbora. They will look amazing

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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That is an awesome idea, but I really want a centerpiece fish... Which could be housed with a rasbora school?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 04:11 AM
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You could add 11 more rasboras and 6 3- to 4-inch discus. Not too hard a fish to keep really. They just need warm clean water and a good diet.

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You could add an angelfish or 2.
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Wait, did you say 4 horsefaced loach in a 50 gallon tank?!
Isn't that too much? They can grow to about 12".
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 05:47 PM
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Get a shoal of pearl gouramis! They do well in groups, though they are not true schooling fish, they will hang out together and if you get 5-7 you'll have some amazing colors when the males start breeding. They do great with harlequins and loaches.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 06:18 PM
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OOOOoooooooo I forgot about pearl gouramis. They're one of the best fish to put in with harlequins. The colors contrast perfectly and the gouramis aren't piscivores like angelfish, meaning that the rasboras won't be in danger of being eaten.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 08:55 PM
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2 pairs of angels... or 4 fish... get them semi young, but paired.... i loved my angels +schoolers

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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add some german blue ram or other type of ram. Great colors and personality.
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