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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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crawfish tankmates

i have two crawfish and am getting a new tank (idk how big) but i was wondering what fish would be good tankmates. i was thinking african chichlids but would like other opinions so please comment :)
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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oh and the new tank will be between 20 and 40 gallons
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Barbs and danios make excellent tank mates for crayfish. If you have 2, I strongly suggest that you get a 55.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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what about a blood parrot. i really like the way they look and now that i have to tank its closer to 40g and im gonna get a sunsun canister filter for the tank. so the bioload wont get to high bc its rated 200 something gph
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Filtration does not determine bioload.

Blood parrots are too large for your tank.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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i measured the tank and its 25x25x18 . so from my math its a 48 gallon. please correct me if im wrong
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You're not wrong, but it's still not big enough.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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ok i didnt think they would work anyway with the craw fish. do you think tetras would work? i like barbs but i already have some in another tank and would like something different
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Tetras will be eaten, in my experience. The parrots probably won't make it to outgrowing the tank because of the crayfish - you're right.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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thats why i was thinking about african cichlids bc they are a little more aggressive
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