I'm getting rid of my goldfish to get new fish this weekend, suggestions on new fish?
I stopped in my new favorite mom n pop fish store today to get a few supplys and I'm not sure what to get. The owner said I can bring in my goldies and he'll find them a nice home. He showed me some panda corys (i think?) And some whiteish/clear small skinny tetra with a red/orange nose that i liked. I need something that'll get along with ghost shrimp and a mystery snail.
What size tank? Might help people suggest a wider variety of fish.
I have guppies in my son's tank with ghost shrimp and purple mystery snails.
The snails haven't lost any antennae. Sadly, i cannot say the same about the ones in my tetra tank.
(make sure you pick up a heater since you are upgrading to tropical fish)
This is the first time I've had guppies in a tank, I was surprised to see that they come in such a large variety of bright colors. (i stuck with all males, don't feel like having tanks full of babies all over.
"A fish tank isn't a pet, it's a t.v. that you gotta feed."
55g with two aqua tec 30/60 hob filters. Lighty planted, mostly wisteria, some dwarf grass and some other tall skinny grass. Real rocks with gravel substrate with planting gravel under that. PH is 7.5 and KH is 4, I'm not sure on the GH.
EDIT: I put the heater I have in a few days ago cause it's been getting chilly, tank's sitting right at 77 degrees.
Oh you could put a loooot of stuff in there, It will depend what kind of fish you like but you can put so many diff fish in there. tetras, barbs, angels, rainbows to name a few.
If you liked the cories you could easily put 6-12 cories and maybe 20-25 rummynose. They both like larger schools and with a 55 g I would say go for big schools. You could also add a 'centerpiece' fish like maybe rainbowfish or an angel.
I may recommend more filtration, if possible. that way you can have more fish
Angels will pair up and the third one will get harassed, perhaps killed. Very rarely will they 'pair' up into a group of three. They can pair up female + female, and be almost as aggressive to the third fish. They may be willing to eat shrimp.
3 of any schooling fish is not enough. At least 6, and this is a very low number. A dozen or more would be better. Rummy Nose are small enough to get eaten by the Angels.
Flying Foxes (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) can be aggressive to each other, and to other shark shaped fish, including Roseline Barbs. If you like the Flying Fox, but want several I would suggest the Siamese Algae Eater instead. Both species are large enough to eat shrimp. They tend slightly toward eating algae, though, and may or may not bother the shrimp. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Cros...-oblongus.html
Clown Plecos are neat little guys. Make sure there is driftwood in the tank. Many Loricariads will nibble some wood now and then, and some like more wood in their diet than others. I would think these are shrimp safe.
I think all these are snail-safe fish.
Thats what I have, 3 siamese algae eaters. The man at the fish store said people call them flynig foxes alot so thats why I called em that. I plan on getting more of everything soon. I bought a nice piece of driftwood and stuck it in the tank, the pleco seems to love it. I made the shrimp plenty of places to hide, hopefully they don't get eaten but if they do, oh well.