Fish compatibility

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by scenario1313, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. scenario1313

    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    I have just acquired a 30 gallon tall with stand and canopy that I thought about doing a tank up for my daughters room. Was wondering if green spotted puffers or figure 8 puffers are compatible with german blue rams and maybe a discus? Also are there any other cool looking rams other then the german blues that any one knows about.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No, spotted puffers will get aggressive as they age. Also, fin nippers. Blue Rams off the top of my head are also aggressive.?.? Discus are very difficult freshwater fish.........
     
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    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    For some reason I am not to attached to the discus any way they look like brim to me but my wife liked them LOL. Just trying to figure out a little fresh water tank for her room that is not the average Joe in every ones house you know what I mean. Any suggestions on a stocking plan
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A planted tank with some puffers would be cool. I can only suggest "live plants". The only way a f/w tank looks good to me.......;D;)
     
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    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    I second that. Any specific type you of puffers you would get?
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Youv'e already mentioned a couple cool ones. The spotted.........
     
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    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    Thanks for your help once again mission.
     
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    i thinks rams a relatively passive for cichlids.
    i wouldn't mix the puffers with discus may nip fins. and discus are extremely hard to keep,on par with a salt tank. as far as the puffers are concerned i believe they eat plants, not sure but i think they would tear up anything you put in there.

    green spotted puffers actually are brackish fish needing a increasing amount of salinity as they grow, eventually to salt water. and appearently very aggressive when full grown killing other tankmates introduced after it.

    figure 8 puffer is freshwater but very aggressive.

    puffers do best in a species tank.

    my advice give you kid a cichlid tank, the fish are colorful and you can plant it.

    edit: i hope you read this before your trip to the lfs, btw i checked all the puffer facts before posting.
     
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    the same is true in SW. anything thats not alive is hard to look at. german rams are nice. or maybe killi fish, or enlders would be nice.
     
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    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    How about the very rare and elusive.....neon.