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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Fish Suggestion

I have a medium planted tank that I have been slowly adding fish to. I have 10 cardinal tetras, 2 platys, 4 otocinclus and 4 small bristlenose plecos. I'd like to add a few "fun\different" fish or inverts. What suggestions do you have for a centerpiece fish or some cool non-fish that I could add? I've considered African dwarf frogs or red cherry shrimp or a larger interesting fish to finish off my tank, but am looking for suggestions. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 03:19 AM
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How big is the tank? That is a very large factor in deterining what else can go in.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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My tank is 46 gallons
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 03:53 AM
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Just FYI- You'll most likely need to rehome some of those BNPs once they grow, down to either one or possibly two if you end up with a mated pair out of your four. IME they'll get increasingly territorial as they start hitting full growth.

I think a pair of South American dwarf cichlids would be a nice "centerpiece" and go well with your other fish.

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Male guppies would cool for top side, all the different strains are good to collect. siamise are nice and you can teach them tricks!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 05:32 AM
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Otos and BN Plecs eat a lot of the same food. I would not keep that many in the same tank.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 06:15 AM
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If you were to rehome at least 2 BNP's you could do a second school of something on the smaller side. A Bolivian ram could be a nice centerpiece with the cardinals. I would also get more cardinals! you've got room for them. For inverts I like the size of amano shrimp. They are active and fun to watch, while also help with some algae control.
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Guppies or killies. Don't get Petsmart guppies, those are boring. Get glass belly guppies or something weird from aquabid. You can see the eggs developing inside the females.
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