New 65G Planted Tank Fish Checklist..Please Advise
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
Atari
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 19
Default

New 65G Planted Tank Fish Checklist..Please Advise


This will be my first planted tank and I am discovering that there are a lot more things to think about like what fish will eat my plants. It will be low to medium light, no CO2.

My question is about fish and if the following are suitable for a planted tank or will they eat my plants.

Rubber Lip Pleco
Neon Tetras
Long Fin Red Minor Tetra
Rasbora Heteromorpha Danio
Red Wag Platy
Mystery Snails
Zebra Danio
Cory Catfish
Guppies

I really wanted black mollies but I hear they will eat up my plants. As it is, I'm leaning toward mostly guppies.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Atari; 01-20-2013 at 01:56 PM.. Reason: Forgot a fish
Atari is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
steven p
Wannabe Guru
 
steven p's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: columbus, ne
Posts: 1,496
Default

Mollies are rapidly taking over my tank, lol. They don't seem to like to consume their own fry. With any livebearing species, I would highly consider some predators. Something big enough to control fry, but not so big that it will eat up all your adults.

Edit: mollies will probably not harm any plants, I've never noticed any damages.
__________________

Last edited by steven p; 01-20-2013 at 03:45 PM.. Reason: see post
steven p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
msawdey
Wannabe Guru
 
msawdey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,006
Default

Don't. Do. Live bearers. As the previous post said they multiply rapidly. I started with 6. End up with 60
__________________
msawdey
-Just another day in paradise-
msawdey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
dprais1
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: mt prospect
Posts: 905
Default

I has a dozen guppies--then several hundred ugly guppies. Then I got some piranhas. No more guppies.

BUt piranhas are boring
dprais1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
Kitsune_Gem
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Kitsune_Gem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Ramon, Ca
Posts: 970
Send a message via Skype™ to Kitsune_Gem
Default

I've had some black mollies I could not keep around plants, and some who could care less about plants.
Kitsune_Gem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
Adam T
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 53
Default

Check out gold ring danios. After looking at your fish list, it looked like you were looking for something you could keep in a group, would be active, do well in planted tanks (obviously), and relatively easy to care for. The gold ring danio ticks all those boxes, is a little less common than a zebra danio, black molly, or neon, so it makes for an interesting conversation piece, and the best part is they are absolutely gorgeous. Theyre not quite as flighty as zebra danios but theyre still very energetic swimmers that hang out in the open all the time.

Good luck with the new tank and definately check out gold ring danios if your looking for a cool fish.
Adam T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #7
Adam T
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 53
Default

heres a picture:

Click image for larger version

Name:	gold ring danio.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	37.0 KB
ID:	71882
Adam T is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012