Hi all, I'm just about ready to add the final touch (meaning fish) to my new tank, just as soon as I get my pH under control. I'm stuck though. I really need two things 1) fish that I run very little risk of turning over to my local lfs (they are awful), and 2) no offspring. My fish are truly my pets and I treat them as such. When I bring them home, I don't want any reason to "get rid of them". I know there are no absolutes.
5 Black Neon Tetras
The Guppies are all male, the Swordtails are both male, not sure about the Tetras. I had hoped for a couple of larger fish, like the Swordtails, to balance the number of small vs larger fish in my tank, but I'm not finding anything in the 3-4" range that could work. So...I'm looking at Lemon Tetras, Cherry Barbs, or Harlequin Rasboras. Any experience, advice?
Tank is 28 gallons, 2 Penguin 150s, temp 78-80 degrees, very hard water, 25% changed weekly, Ammonia: 0, Nitrites: .25ppm, Nitrates: 0ppm, pH: fluctuates 7.6-8.4. Densely planted with artivical plants and a very nice large artificial driftwood. It isn't big, but it has many, many places to hide, or to just be. I feed a varied diet once daily, but the staple food is regular flakes + veggie flakes, with ocassional pellets, blood worms, or brine shrimp either freeze-dried or frozen.
Compatibility Lemon Tetras vs. Cherry Barbs vs. Rasboras
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rasboras are neat fish, i love their coloring, lemon tetra are a bit more aggressive, and the barbs well they are barbs and have a tendency to be "sharp" lol ok enough fish jokes, barbs will be more aggressive towards other fish and even their own kind, cherry barbs are a less aggressive species of barb however they still have the same tendencies as a tiger, not so much a good choice for the tank mates you currently have.the other two are fine and wouldn't to any harm to add a few of each or more of one or however you want to break it up for color, the lemons will actually school with the rasbora and neons, as they do in my big tank.