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New 60litre aquarium - stocking…..

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New 60litre aquarium - stocking…..

Postby viper1111 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:10 pm

Hello all!!!

we wanted some advice please - we have kept a siamese fighting fish for a while and have just bought a new 60litre aquarium to expand our hobby. our questions are-

we are planning a number of options, the first is the to move the siamese we have into the new aquarium, but wanted to know what other fish would be compatible with him? we've read so much different information on the web that we're a little confused about where to start (and will discuss with our local aquarium) but wanted some advice from you all too!

the other option is to leave the siamese where he is and stock the new aquarium with some other fish - not so keen on catfish varieties, but looking at small(ish) fish but a few varieties? any advice about good (and compatible) fish to look at that would be easy for a first community set up?

Thank you all!!! :thu:

Re: New 60litre aquarium - stocking…..

Postby malakye » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:23 am

Hi and welcome Viper, Siamese fighters can be hit or miss as to whether they will tolerate any other fish with them. I always found slightly larger fish such as Platy's worked as they don't have flowing fins which the betta will shred but in all honesty if you can you might be better to leave the betta in his own tank and then set up the other tank with small community fish.
If you go for a plec stick with something like a bristlenose plec which stay relatively small. Galaxy rasbora are lovely and nice in a group. Then you could have a group of neons and some harlequin tetra.
Keep in mind the tank isn't huge so don't get too many. Once it has been running for a couple of months and the stats are ok you could add some cherry shrimp or amano shrimp if you like.
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