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Which type of fish like vertical swimming space

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by dude412, May 2, 2005.

  1. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    Well i have a hexagon tank and i realy dont know what to put in it i know i want it planted but thats about it should i do discus or should i get small fish should i do neaons and regular fish or go for odd ball fish can you give me some ideas and advice?
  2. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    I think guppys would be good
  3. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    Would this work
    3 blueberry tetras
    1 baby whale
    1 albino redtailed shark
    3 zebra danois
    1 apple snail
    1 coolie loach
    3 Albino cory cats
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    How many gallons is the tank?

  5. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    A 35 gallon
  6. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    If the blueberry tetras you're looking at are the same as the blueberry tetras I've seen elsewhere, please don't buy them. They're not blue by nature, they're dyed. Not only will the dye fade in a few weeks, and you'll have white tetras, but the dying process is very stressfull and a lot of fish die. Those that don't have shorter lifespans than their undyed cousins. The same is true for strawberry tetras. They're just white tetras that have been dyed.
  7. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    good posting :y_the_best:
  8. hooterhead

    hooterhead New Member

    we say BOO to dyeing
  9. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I'd also drop the baby whale and the albino shark. They get fairly large and a hex tank doesn't have a very large footprint so they wouldn't have much swimming room. I'd also pick either the kuli loach or the cories, because again, with a small footprint, the bottom of the tank would look a bit crowded with all those bottom dwellers. The apple snail will be fine (as long as you don't have live plants). And although a longer tank would be ideal for the danios, I dont' think a hex tank would be too bad for them. You could probably fit a single angel fish in there (they do good with tall tanks), but you'd probably have to drop the danios because they could get eaten.

  10. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    what are some nice freshwater water fish who enjoy these conditions?
    35 hex tank
    live plants
    air pump
    7.0 ph
    price doesnt mater
  11. sakura.seppun

    sakura.seppun New Member

    Goldsust Mollys and Sunset Platys are very attractive fish and I've never had a problem with mine, they seems to thrive in most anything. I'm no expert though.
  12. sleeper

    sleeper New Member

    Hey, if you live in the DC area, I have a bunch of community fish I'd love to give away... virtually all of them could do a 35g hex...

    mollies, neons, serpae tetras, guppies, several varieties of platies ...
  13. pinky_12_10

    pinky_12_10 New Member

    You should do 3 red breasted piranahs
  14. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    3 RBP's in a 35 gallon hex tank would be a horrible idea. RBP's can reach 12" so there's no way 3 of them would fit since hex tanks are taller than they are wide.

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