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Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by sadness child, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. sadness child

    sadness child New Member

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    so right now i have

    14 black phantom tetras
    12 penguin tetras
    and another

     
  2. sadness child

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    i also already have 6 albino corydor
     
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    I would add a few more cories, just because they will always be better the more there are. Another 3 if the same species, or if another species you could add five or six of that species.

    I would not add more upper fish, these two groups are going to be sufficient with angelfish. And I see now that you did not mention how many angelfish, I have assumed one...correct?
     
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    I have 12 neons and they are a pleasure to watch. They seem quite active and happy.
     
  6. sadness child

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    i have 2 angelfish
     
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    i found these really cool yellow phantom tetras on wet spot
    i was wondering if any of you guys have had them

    Yellow/Four Eye Phantom Tetra
     
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    i was also wondering if i could get
    silvertip tetras
    pristilla tetras
    head and tail light tetras
     
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    so far i am thinking of
    6 bronze corydoras
    12 penguin tetras
    14 Yellow/Four Eye Phantom Tetra
     
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    at the bottom left of whatever you write is a button called "Edit". You can use that to add or remove information in the post so you don't have to keep making new posts to add stuff.
     
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  11. Byron

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    The Yellow Phantom Tetra is presumably the species Hyphessobrycon roseus, and not going to work with angelfish. This is a very small tetra, only 15-20 mm in length. More info here:
    https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hyphessobrycon-roseus/

    You also should add a few more cories, this is important, as I already explained.
     
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    so im going to get
    14 black phantom tetras
    12 penguin tetras
    12 broze corydoras

    and i was wondering if i could get some
    silvertip tetras
    pristilla tetras
    head and tail light tetras
    with the others
     
  13. Byron

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    On the "bronze" cories, are these Corydoras aeneus or Corydoras splendens often seen under the name Brochis splendens? The latter are larger with an horizontally longer dorsal (see the photos attached). If C. aeneus, 12 is ideal; if C. splendens 7-8 might be preferable in this tank.

    Silvertips I would leave out because they are a bit livelier (more active swimmers) and this is not a good match with sedate fish (angelfish especially).

    Pristella and Head & Tail Light tetras are both nice fish, but given the tank space here I would not include more species than the two tetras plus cories. Angelfish get large, six inches body length with a vertical fin span of 8 inches, and depending the gender you may have issues down the road as it is.
     

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    i was wondering that istead of corys i could get 6-12 khuli loaches
     
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    You could, but I would not recommend kuhlii here. With the other fish, cories will be out and about much more than kuhliis which are rather more nocturnal.
     

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