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« on: December 27, 2016, 11:14:06 PM »

Hi all, I am new to this forum and have a question.
I have a 125 gallon tank, about a month old, and I transferred fish I had from my old 55 and bought some new ones. Here is what I have
4 silver dollars
4 albino Cory cats
8 or 9 black skirt tetras
10 to 13 neon tetras
5 rasporas
4 kuhli loaches
About 20 ghost shrimp
1 rainbow shark
Some random snails, mystery, trumpet and pond

Looking for some more ideas, again, this is a 125 gallon, and was thinking most fish I have are not gonna get bigger or much bigger
I am open to inverts if possible, more shrimp, more schools of fish, any ideas are helpful
I have 2 canister filters and 2 heaters, an air pump as well
Thanks!!!

Adam


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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 08:31:26 AM »

Hi Adam and welcome.....

If your Silver Dollars are the standard pet store S. Dollars, they can get bigger than most people think. Think in terms of at least 5 inches in length and several inches high. Your silver group should be good for your tank. Personally, I would double the amount of Neons in your tank along with doubling the cories. Sounds like you have a very nice aquarium.


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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 11:44:39 AM »

Thanks! I also have a pleco( not a standard one, it said max 6")
I saw some large danio, I think they are giant danio, they looked cool. I may go to a LFS to look. I normally go to PetSmart, inexpensive and this one has a huge selection. Larger selection than any other PetSmart ive been to, but a place called phoenix-tropic fish is nice, just far away

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 08:26:13 AM »

I've always been an advocate of (a) keeping fish in which the hobbyist can most easily maintain within the type of water that runs out of their tap (b) keeping fishes that come from the same continent and region. Your Rasboras obviously are from thousands mile apart from the other fish you have. I have made my recommendation based on my own (5 decades) historical experience, aquarium organizations (national and international) that I have belonged and professional written publications that support this. If the Rasboras you currently have are Harlequin Rasboras, they should work, albeit that goes against of what fish I would keep together. But, adding Danios to your mix is something I would defer to my original recommendation of increasing the Neon school and adding a few more cories.  happy


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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 11:39:10 AM »

Thank you for your response! I don't know what type of Rasbora they are but they are the common ones I think. Thanks for recommending more neon and Cory! I was thinking more neons also, but didn't think about getting more Cory's. So instead of getting another type of fish, you would advise on getting more of what I already have? Only reason I ask is because I wanted to get another type of fish, make it more colorful and what not, but if you advise against it, may I ask why? Just want to learn about the reasoning, that's all. Thanks for responding by the way! I appreciate all the help I can get and take suggestions.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 03:51:37 PM »

I'm sure Russ will elaborate for you Smiley i would definitely agree that you should get more corydoras. From experience i have noticed change in behaviour (schooling) just by adding a couple more. I am proud owner of 12 panda corydoras. Only planned on 6 but had a few babies along the way Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 01:04:47 PM »

Hi all, I am new to this forum and have a question.
I have a 125 gallon tank, about a month old, and I transferred fish I had from my old 55 and bought some new ones. Here is what I have
4 silver dollars
4 albino Cory cats
8 or 9 black skirt tetras
10 to 13 neon tetras
5 rasporas
4 kuhli loaches
About 20 ghost shrimp
1 rainbow shark
Some random snails, mystery, trumpet and pond

Looking for some more ideas, again, this is a 125 gallon, and was thinking most fish I have are not gonna get bigger or much bigger
I am open to inverts if possible, more shrimp, more schools of fish, any ideas are helpful
I have 2 canister filters and 2 heaters, an air pump as well
Thanks!!!

Adam


I've heard silver dollars as a schooling fish do best in groups of 5 or more and grow to to 4-6 inches.  You didn't state your water parameters, but how about some livebrears, Platys or swordtails.  They come in a great variety of colors, are very hardy, breed prolifically.  If you don't want to raise the fry, the babies are are a great source of nutrition. IMO.  P.S. I agree with the idea of tank mates from the same part of the world. 
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