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90 gallon aquarium options

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by tyler_medeiros, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    ok so we have a 90 gallon diamond corner tank and are not sure what to put in it.
    We were thinking an oscar but we decided we are going to wait and get a different tank for an oscar so we still have a 90 gallon tank empty. We were also thinking and african tank or a south american but we arnt sure.
    Does anyone know how a community tetra tank would look and any stocking suggetions would be great
    tyler and amanda
  2. lil shant

    lil shant New Member

    well a community tank would loook nice but a saltwater reef tank would look better hahaha
  3. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i have beeen thinking about getting a flowerhorn for my fifty gal if you are interested in africans
  4. hooterhead

    hooterhead New Member

    salt water! i've seen one exactly like the one you've got and it's amazing when done right.
  5. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    I'd say move ur blood parrot in there and throw in some other american cichlids, such as severums, convicts, salvinis, anything u can think of, or maybe start some blood parrot breeding.
  6. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    that sounds like a good idea with the blood parrot breeding, except that a REALLY high percentage of male BP's are sterile. if you wanted to breed, and are not against hybridization i would say try to breed your own fish to "create" something you like. if you, you might want to start off with something like a male vieja synspilum and a female blood parrot. that should result in a few big nuchal humps, more of a short parrot like shape body, and some nice colors. or you can think of your own combination.
  7. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    I think we're going to stay away from breeding. Not experienced enough for that. And our Blood Parrot is rather happy in it's current home. Redecorating all the time, doing shows for us...

    I (the girlfriend) would really love a community tank. I think it looks great when you have a tank that as full as safely possible. Lots of action, colour, variety. And I think we can achieve that with with tetras etc. Its also a more cost-efficient approach. Which right now, being students, is the way to go. Later of course, when we have a disposible income, we can play around with more costly items.

    So, this leads me to-- Which sorts of tetras, gouramis, etc do you think would look nicest? I would love colour and a variety of sizes. Remember, we have 90 Gallons to fill... We have a "idea" list of some giant danios, a/some gouramis, lots of cardinals, congos, maybe some emperor tetras, white/black skirts.... Your ideas are appreciated.

  8. sakura.seppun

    sakura.seppun New Member

    I really like these, Sunset Gouramis.
    I'm raising these, Male Dwarfs, they get to 2 inches and they're gorgeous. The one in this pick isn't mature. They start out like that, but now that mine are older, they are devloping a beautiful dark blue around their jaw. Great fish, very active.
  9. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    stay away from salvinis if ur doing a community set up :y_the_best:
  10. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    Thanks for your input so far... but a little more please! :)
  11. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    tetra list sounds good, but i think if u through in a couple live bearers such as mollys or platys would be nice (stick to 1 gender if u dont want them to breed), i would stay away from guppys since their main body color is grey, they are a very dull fish to have if ur looking for color.

    I would get one of the bigger gouramis, wut would be real nice in my opinion to have a pink kisser, they do get very big (8-12") but are community fish. It would be funny to have all these little tetras and then these big whale floating around (Whale in comparasion). Kissers also are very fun to watch, they go around the tank sucking all the algae off ur decorations, when i had mine temporarly he would stick entire leaves of plants into his mouth and suck on them, quite intresting fish.
  12. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    If you like the Congos, look at Dwarf Australian Rainbows. They are similar in color and size, but not as shy. They are pretty easy to keep happy, and I've never had one that was aggressive towards the other fish.

    Bosman Rainbows would look spectacular if you had a group of them. They're half yellow, half baby blue, and get about 6 inches in length. They're also pretty easy to keep, and not aggressive.
  13. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    ya we were thniking of doing a school of rainbows in the tank but we werent sure yet.
  14. kc5gvn

    kc5gvn New Member

  15. sakura.seppun

    sakura.seppun New Member

    I love that Loach! You must get some. Someone must get some!
  16. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    i used to have a few of them, they are really cool fish. also they are REALLY fast and agile.
  17. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    ok so weve come up with a rough stocking list for a community tetra tank

    4 penguin tetras,
    6 leapard Danios,
    12 cardinal Tetras,
    4 Head and tail light tetras,
    4 Platies,
    2 Glass Cafish,
    2 Flying Fox,
    4 Dwarf Rainbows

    what do people think??
    any comments
  18. kc5gvn

    kc5gvn New Member

    If you're going to have a predominately Tetra tank don't overlook Bleeding Heart Tetras. Even though they don't appear to be too outstanding when they are young, they are the most beautiful Tetra (IMO) when they reach maturity. I can't imagine a Tetra tank without at least 3 or 4 Bleeding Hearts.
  19. tyler_medeiros

    tyler_medeiros New Member

    Hey kc5gvn,

    How many Angels do you think we could stock, with the neon rainbows, and cory's? And, what other kinds of fish could we add with Angels?? We are really getting interested in them, so we were wondering their compatibility with other fish.

  20. sakura.seppun

    sakura.seppun New Member

    There is a type of angelfish, I'm sorry I can't remember the exact name, but their fins were exceptionally skinnier than the average angelfish, which made for a really cool effect when there was a school of them. They looked like little black knives in the water. They looked kind of like this:

    For compatablity get peaceful community fish, ones that you wouldn't see nipping about, that's the only problem keeping angels with others.

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