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11-17-2012 11:48 PM
LB79 10 wild heckle discus. 30 silver hatchetfish. 20 otos. 30 amano shrimp (adult discus and amanos have worked for me). 30 sterbai cories. 6 SAEs. 5 males 10 females dicrossus filamentosus (checkerboard cichlids). A BNP pair. 50 harlequin rasboras.
11-17-2012 04:40 PM
MikeS If you went with a Pleco, you would have to go with several smaller ones. The common one, and any others that get large, will destroy a planted tank.
11-17-2012 01:04 PM
scarlett4410 Corys & discus. As someone said a tank this size needs a centerpeice.
If it was me i would get a pleco as a bottom feeder.
11-17-2012 09:26 AM
LyzzaRyzz Oh, I'd love a tetra tank, with different schools of tetra, or maybe a barb tank with a school of each kind...cories of course. I've always wanted to have gouramis, or you could have the largest female betta sorority ever!
11-17-2012 06:54 AM
MikeS In the same boat with the same size tank. I have about 8 roseline sharks and 5 bosami rainbows in my buddy's tank while I re-do mine. Thinking I will be taking the rainbows back, although I know he hopes I don't. I then plan on a large school of smaller tetras or such. Haven't decided on clean-up yet, as well as possible odd balls
10-14-2012 04:05 PM
ADJAquariums Discus would be cool but a lack of experience could prove disasterous, they do need special care and wont always take the food you give the entire tank, in all, you cant go wrong with any of the suggestion, Although discus arent the easiest they are do able
10-14-2012 03:57 PM
zzrguy Discus for sure Cory's, Neon or Cardinal tetras, a group loaches of your chose, Otocinclus, and a hand full of shrimp {I know the discus will most likely eat them but hay you asked}
10-14-2012 03:41 PM
Obakemono I think it really depends on how the tank would be scaped. For me, I am planning about 200+ ember tetras in the 165 I am planning, plus a clean up crew as well. Plants, I am planning anubis, allot swords and crypts.
10-14-2012 01:04 PM
Patriot How about 500 guppies!!! Jk that would turn into 1000000 really fast. I lile the ideal of smaller fish schoolong in nd out of the plants. I myself am a crypt and sword fan so that would be my route. You could do anything with a tank like that.
10-14-2012 08:34 AM
HybridHerp I find discus to be overdone. Sure they are pretty fish, but I wouldn't call them the "kings" or treat them like the end all aquarium fish.

I personally like to be a bit of a fish hipster and have things that other people don't. Get some big fish like bichirs in there, have a monster fish tank that is also planted. I'd be putting in fancy swords like no 2morrow, as well as tons of madagascar lace plants and rare crypts and anubias, coupled with large stem plants and whatever else floats your fancy. You could even have schools of rare geophagus or something floating around in the tank as well. Or, do a riparium style planted tank with stingrays or something.
Really, the possibilities are limited only to your imagination.
10-14-2012 03:12 AM
Neatfish 100 neon tetras, 100rcs and 10 discus.
10-14-2012 02:22 AM
Phish Me personally, I would be making the investment and get wild Discus and like 100+ cardinals Doubt shrimp would last long tho lol
10-14-2012 01:36 AM
MartyMA All of the suggestions so far are good. Ideally, IMO, a tank this size deserves the absolute king of fresh water fish - discus. Nothing else comes close. But as most long time fish keepers know, experience and dedication are needed to maintain healthy discus. Although, a planted tank is probably not the best environment for discus on second thought. But, really, for you, there are no limitations. I would be a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities.
10-13-2012 11:59 PM
mitchfish9 40 rummynose tetra
40 silvertip tetra
20 cory cats
20 otos
4 angels
8 german blue rams

That would be awesome
10-13-2012 10:22 PM
nalu86 200-300 Celestial Pear Danio's than you can keep all the shrimp you want.

I wanted to do that with my 125, but i ended up going bare bottom with a breeding group of Blue Tilapia.
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