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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 08:34 AM
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+1 on the bleeding heart and Rummynose tetras you could also look at black phantom tetras as well

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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 09:54 AM
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+1 on the new green glo tetras. Those things give me the heebie jeebies.


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I have no idea what this guy really is or anything about him. I just ran across this pic when searching cories and thought about this thread. He looks a little spooky in this shot.

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The new Glofish Tetras- or black skirt tetras.

Bleeding heart tetras/rummynoses for a bloodied look?

A good crowntail betta male..with reds or blacks - or even an all white one for a ghosty look

Firetrack? eels..not sure about their care, probably wont work but black+orange, great colour.

Definitely ghost shrimp... not sure if black tigers or oebt can be considered creepy
And not that it would be compatible either but do mutant headed goldfish/bubble/telescope eyes work too? LOL. They can be the frankensteins.
Aren't those Glofish Tetras dyed? :/ And yeah, definitely going to get a Ghost Shrimp, an if I could find an all white Betta that would be awesome! If not I think a red one would look cool too.
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u got to have a skull in there, i got one in my shrimp tank he has a hole in it's head with some crypt lutea growing out of it lol and its not even suppose to be a creepy tank!
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Glofish are not dyed. Theyre genetically modified (they breed true), which I dont have a problem with but some people might. Stay away from 'painted' fish obviously.

Some human skull decor, along with animal ones too! Not good with plant colours..maybe Crypt wendtii red or brown as a foreground.

http://www.sirinutbetta.com/images/s...lackorchid.JPG A high qualitty betta would be fantastic though.
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Horror-themed, huh?

Perhaps you want the "Aztec sacrificial cenote" biotope! Nothing says horror like child sacrifice!

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blind cave fish
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limestone rocks, the crazier the shapes the better
random animal bones, purchasable online
fetal/child human skull(s) - sadly, also legally purchasable online 0_o

Black background, a little blue spotlighting, and you have a near perfect representation of the caves that the Aztecs used to drown children to sacrifice to their gods, back in the day. I'm pretty sure most folks would find that sort of tank "scary".

(no I do not recommend actually doing this)
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Glofish are not dyed. Theyre genetically modified (they breed true), which I dont have a problem with but some people might. Stay away from 'painted' fish obviously.

Some human skull decor, along with animal ones too! Not good with plant colours..maybe Crypt wendtii red or brown as a foreground.

http://www.sirinutbetta.com/images/s...lackorchid.JPG A high qualitty betta would be fantastic though.
Wow, that betta is gorgeous. I'd like to find one like this- it looks kind of like a bloodied ghost. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_w1STuFqv4E...tail+Betta.jpg
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Ok, so far I've decided on 5 glass cats, 6 blind cave tetras, a ghost shrimp and a betta. Considering rummynoses and another ghost shrimp, or would that be overstocked for a 20 gallon?
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Ok, so far I've decided on 5 glass cats, 6 blind cave tetras, a ghost shrimp and a betta. Considering rummynoses and another ghost shrimp, or would that be overstocked for a 20 gallon?
20 long or 20 high? Regardless, it's way overstocked. Additionally, fast nippy fish like the blind tetras will make life miserable for a betta and glass catfish. The shrimp will be killed and eaten. If the tank is a 20 high (2 feet long) than it's really not even big enough for the tetras. You'll have a much easier time if you pick ONE species of fish and just get a decent number of them. The tank will look much nicer too. Ghost shrimp are not a good choice with medium-sized fish, only small ones. Even then they may get eaten.
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Horror-themed, huh?

Perhaps you want the "Aztec sacrificial cenote" biotope! Nothing says horror like child sacrifice!

Ingredients:
blind cave fish
sand
limestone rocks, the crazier the shapes the better
random animal bones, purchasable online
fetal/child human skull(s) - sadly, also legally purchasable online 0_o

Black background, a little blue spotlighting, and you have a near perfect representation of the caves that the Aztecs used to drown children to sacrifice to their gods, back in the day. I'm pretty sure most folks would find that sort of tank "scary".

(no I do not recommend actually doing this)
Fetus skulls from China, how macabre!, guess we're not even good at producing even this in the US.

How about popping glass eyes and daggers into this decor.

Wow, This thread is best reserved (if at all) for Halloween,

How about a Christian-themed crucifixion in preparation for Good Friday? Complete with mouse on cross and pirahnas with little spears as Roman soldiers?

I need to go to confession now and be reborn.
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How about filling tank with fish and then adding bleach.....bad I know but it scares me the most.

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Fetus skulls from China, how macabre!, guess we're not even good at producing even this in the US.

How about popping glass eyes and daggers into this decor.

Wow, This thread is best reserved (if at all) for Halloween,

How about a Christian-themed crucifixion in preparation for Good Friday? Complete with mouse on cross and pirahnas with little spears as Roman soldiers?

I need to go to confession now and be reborn.
Actually the person above was kidding. They even said so.
Also, I'm Wiccan so no, I would not want a Christian- themed tank. :/
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20 long or 20 high? Regardless, it's way overstocked. Additionally, fast nippy fish like the blind tetras will make life miserable for a betta and glass catfish. The shrimp will be killed and eaten. If the tank is a 20 high (2 feet long) than it's really not even big enough for the tetras. You'll have a much easier time if you pick ONE species of fish and just get a decent number of them. The tank will look much nicer too. Ghost shrimp are not a good choice with medium-sized fish, only small ones. Even then they may get eaten.
Huh. I've seen a lot of people have no problems keeping shrimp and tetras with bettas. I guess maybe it depends on the fish? And I thought maybe that would be overstocking. I really would like variety though, so what do you suggest would be a good tank-mate for the tetras?
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Cave tetras, ghost shrimp, and green glofish are all good fish for a ghostly/horror theme

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