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hmm , i need to buy 2 centerpiece fish , help needed ,

I need a centerpiece fish , I was thinking abt buying 2 miniture discuss fishies?

so wat centerpiece fish do u suggest , thx
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cleek, try using search once in a while instead of just starting a new thread...

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...ggestions.html

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...iece-fish.html

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...iece-fish.html


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I really hate to lower myself to this level (Mods, please feel free to remove this) but this guy has been here for just over a month. He freely admits he's a "newb" and who knows, this could be his first forum ever. Why must you constantly be so snarky? If you don't want to answer his questions, or if you're just so above it all, can't you just move on without being the self-designated forum police?

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What size tank do you have and what fish do you have in there now? I'm not aware of any "miniature" Discus, as most get about as big as a man's palm (not sure on the exact measurements), so they are definitely not fit for tanks under about 40g IMO.

Can you give us a little more info about your setup?

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I'd suggest some german blue rams, maybe. I was considering those to go with cardinals, but I'm going to risk it and get angelfish

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I need a centerpiece fish , I was thinking abt buying 2 miniture discuss fishies?

so wat centerpiece fish do u suggest , thx
I am a big fan of clown loaches.
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its a 46 gallon , i already got some loaches , rummies, barbs , and a plechuh..wtf , wat did I do? i just wanted ur opinion and im gettin ripped apart for that
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I really hate to lower myself to this level (Mods, please feel free to remove this) but this guy has been here for just over a month. He freely admits he's a "newb" and who knows, this could be his first forum ever. Why must you constantly be so snarky? If you don't want to answer his questions, or if you're just so above it all, can't you just move on without being the self-designated forum police?

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huh , wtf
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What size tank do you have and what fish do you have in there now? I'm not aware of any "miniature" Discus, as most get about as big as a man's palm (not sure on the exact measurements), so they are definitely not fit for tanks under about 40g IMO.

Can you give us a little more info about your setup?
theres one that grows only 2 1/2 in, is wat they say
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I have heard of very rare cases where a recessive gene causes a discus to stay at a very small size (this is not just because of the growth limiting hormones they produce). However, I would not count on being able to buy these fish. Please explain what fish you are referring to.

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A pair of Apistogramma sp. or Rams will do.
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I second (or third?) the Apistogramma and Ram suggestions. Your tank sounds closed to the stocking point, although I don't know the numbers of the fish you have. A pair of Apistos or Rams would fit nicely though.

I believe Boz was referring to the first reply, not your post cleek.

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Angelfish are always nice. I call them the poor mans discus LOL
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[QUOTE=JustOneMore21;443915]I second (or third?) the Apistogramma and Ram suggestions. Your tank sounds closed to the stocking point, although I don't know the numbers of the fish you have. A pair of Apistos or Rams would fit nicely though.


6 rummies( 2 inches or 1 1/2 in ea)
2 loaches(3 inches long ea)
1 plec(4 inch long)
4 barbs( 2 1/2 ea)
3 small cories( 2 inches long ea)

36 inches total i have a 46 gallon....I can get some more fish.


Im thinking abt getting 2 Pearl Gouramies or 2 discuss . Rams r cool but they only live for 3 yrs? I think
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Lose the "inch rule" cleek. Its a joke and certainly abused. Don't ever think that buy counting up inches that you make the fish better because they have "enough room". Some fish need more room than others...look at dwarf puffers. they are about 1/2" big, but there bioload alone basically discounts 2 to 3 gallons by themselves.

Just think...a 10" Oscar can't fit in a 10 gallon tank.

However, You can get a few rams or apistos in there no problem.


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