Seeking Compatible fish

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  1. Asgar

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    I'm seeking compatible tank mats for my fish (see signature). I have a 200gal planted tank (vallesneria). All the fish are between the range of 7cm to 11cm.
    I don't want fish to eat my plants. Please advise.
     
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  3. Scaly

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    Hi Asgar

    Mmm not sure what else to add, but I have to question the puffer as they are actually brackish fish and will require higher salinity levels as the fish grow older...

    Did you ever consider a school of Altums...

    Cheers

    Vince
     
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    Vince, as far as I know the figure 8 puffers are freshwater puffers but can tolerate brackish water as well.
     
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    plus the puffer is aggressive and will attack your other fish
    puffers should be kept in a species only tank
     
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    Lol, Scaly did you just recommend Aultum angels to a beginner?:amazed:
     
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    *snigger*

    those wont be altums btw - they will jsut be wild P. Scalare
     
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    Asgar, I must agree with the others... the figure eight puffer is not ideally suited to a community setup and will most likely nip/bite his tank mates.

    How big is the Altum angel? Can you post a pic of him.

    Perhaps consider a school of rainbows that you might like. Also consider loaches, largish congo tetras, black ghost knifefish and bala sharks.
     
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    Realized what he probably meant afterward but couldn't change it on my phone..
     
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    and maybe some "non-agro" cichlids such as keyholes & kribensis
     
  11. Henk Hugo

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    Kribs get VERY agro when theres babies around
     
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    yep very true... maybe keep only males or only females :p
     
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    hee hee did not recommend, just asked if it was considered....you have got to aim for something... ;)

    re the fig 8 puffer... well I stand corrected, but there are many conflicting views on different websites. What I gather from them is that they live in fresh water but spawn in brackish? I guess that is why this is called a forum. Thanks!

    Vincent
     
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    Asgar

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    The Altums Angel is one of my largest fish about 8-9cm in length and width.I know the Figure 8 puffer gets a bit nippy. Will it be Problem if kept with more Altums angel? I already have an altums angel and there doesnt seem to be a problem. However I guess more slow movers in the tank will entice the puffer to be nippy.

    From my experience Altums angels seem to be much hardier than other species of angels.
     
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    IT IS NOT AN ALTUM.... NOT AN ALTUMMMMMMMMMM

    geez dude - trust me.... its a wild form of the normal P. Scalare
     
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    Asgar

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    What makes you say so
     
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    altums cost a fortune, they are not avialible in the trade, they die if not kept in 100% right conditions. What you DO get in the trade is normal, common angels that gets sold as altums. its usually P. Scalare from the Rio Negro
     
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    A - Getting an Altum is very difficult
    B - Getting an Altum alive and well at your doorstep is more difficult
    C - Keeping it alive is uber difficult

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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    Asgar can you post a pic...I have argued with Henk before and lost... (Blue acara vs Texan Cichlids ha ha)
     
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    Geez that is an understatement - it's almost impossible :p:p
     
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    Veegal - my 1M cube would be indeal to try out your wild discus befor the altums :D
     

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