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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question Mother wants a fish tank~ help?

You see my mother has recently realized that she quite likes fish [go figure] and wants a nice big decorative tank. Minimum 40 Gallon. However she doesn't want a betta. No so much that she doesn't love mine but she wants a well stocked tank with tons of plants that will look nice ect ~

Well stocked of course doesn't mean over stocked. She just wants more then one fish XD

So I need some ideas guys - what are some good attractive communities and what size tank do you recommend. She has a whole room to put this thing in so it wont be too much of a problem. c:

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:50 PM
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I recomand a 400 gallon and a big female sorority XD
Ok lawl- seriously though? I'd do a sweet goldfishy tank :3
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 12:03 AM
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If you get any kind of livebearers you'll end up getting overrun because they breed like rabbits. A neighbor of mine has a 29 gallon bowfront and she has different kinds of tetras. It looks really nice.
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I'm thinking of doing a pygmy cory, neon tetra, shrimp, and whatever else can join without overstocking, tank. Some live and fake plants with some neat hiding places. :]



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What about a pair of angelfish? Be careful though they do eat smaller fish like neon tetras. Also you could have corys or a group of clown loaches.

5 gallon,natural planted tank with 1 betta.
20 gallon community tank.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 06:43 AM
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My mom is the same as your's. Personally she loves how neon tetras school, especially in a nice big planted tank. They are small fish, easy to take care of, and really do look quite nice so I recommend them to your mom.
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I used to love Neon tetras until I read about that horrible neon tetra disease that will stay in your tank forever. So I decided no thanks.
I reckon a school of rummy noses, about a dozen or so look lovely. Try some sort of cichlid like blue rams or Bolivian rams, they are cute. Cories and a bristlenose is a must as well. Try to stick to the same type of Cory. Pandas are super cute!!
I read somewhere that if you get a baby angel fish and have it with your rummies or other small tetras from a really young age, they will grow up not ever realising that they can eat the tetras. Im not sure how true that is, and i guess it would depend on the nature of the fish. But angels are a striking fish to have.
I recommend getting a really good fish breed book.

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My dad has Bueno Aires tetras and corys in his 29 gallon....oh and the fish hobby is big with the men in our family XD

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I think cories are nice and are fun to watch.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 12:11 AM
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A tank with cories, black neon tetras, harlequin rasboras, neon tetras, gourmai, platies, would be nice to have. As far as I have seen, Harlequin rasboras school really nicely.

or a chichlid tank. I bet you could fool some people into thinking its a marine tank :P some Chichlids are so beautiful!
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