- 15-ish Barbus titteya or 25-ish Boraras Brigittae or Danio choprae (these are probably too small).
- Some guppies 2m 4f
- Trichogaster tricopterus 1m 1f
- My 2 SAE's
- 2 Sewellia lineolata (how to sex them?)
I would also like to try a group of dwarf shrimp or at least Caridina multidentata.
Plant-wise I'm thinking about Anubias barteri, Anubias nana, Cabomba asiatica, Java fern on driftwood, Hygrophila difformis and Echinodorus "aflame".
I'll try a Hydor 425 gph pump for current and place it low in the tank to try and not bother the Trichogasters who like stagnant water. Or can you recommend something instead of the Trichogasters?
Tell me what you think.
Guppies originated in hard water, but seem adaptable, though the more delicate colors would do better in hard water. The rest of the fish are pretty much soft water fish, though not very demanding.
- 10-12 Sids24-28°C
- 15-ish Barbus titteya 23°C - 27°C or 25-ish Boraras Brigittae or Danio choprae (these are probably too small).
- Some guppies 2m 4f You mean about 4 million?
- Trichogaster tricopterus 1m 1f Male is territiorial and aggressive. I would not have any other Anabantoids, if you want a male. Couple of females might get along, but they can be a bit argumentative, too. WIde temperature tolerance, prefer calmer water.
- My 2 SAE's 24°C - 26°C
- 2 Sewellia lineolata (how to sex them?)20-23.8°C just don't see these working here.
I think I would go for smaller Gouramis (Honeys, perhaps) and then you could try more than one.
And the smaller barb/rasbora/danio option, rather than the big ones.
Happy fish keeping!
It's actually pretty easy. See the main site here http://www.loaches.com/species-index/sewellia-lineolataKoeny wrote:- 2 Sewellia lineolata (how to sex them?)
The sids will eat some of the shrimp but I find that as long as there are enough hiding spots/plants my colony survives and continues to grow.Koeny wrote:I would also like to try a group of dwarf shrimp or at least Caridina multidentata.
Let us know what you decide.
IME, swords do better in harder water. Not to say they can't survive, but surviving isn't the same as thriving. There are several danios, devarios and rasboras that would work and add some interesting colors and behaviors.Koeny wrote:What if I replace the guppies with swordtails?
Endlers Live Bearers seem to be more soft water than most. They are small, and could get eaten if you get the larger Barbs. I have kept Endlers with Zebra Loaches, and the Loaches did not eat even the babies. I would think they would be OK with Sids, too. I have Endlers in most of my tanks, and am gradually restocking all the tanks, some with larger fish.
Many of the tanks have GH and KH pretty low, and the Endlers are fine with that.
They also have originated in harder water, though.
Maybe skip the live bearer idea, and just get more of the other fish, or decide on one species of schooling smaller fish, not multiple schools.
Happy fish keeping!
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