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Post  DavidZ Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:01 pm



OK - I'll kick off a topic to see if we can get some discussions going......

You are setting up a new tank and you can only have 3 species in it. What are they?

I'd almost always choose Pearl Gouramis, Albino Corries and Heter Rasboras.

Those 3 always see to find their way into my tanks. Kuhlii Loaches are a close 4th.
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Post  Laura_Leigh Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:07 pm

I want flame gouramis, dwarf gouramis and some sort of coris for mine!
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Post  adowns99 Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:30 pm

um this is easy....... clown loaces lol
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Post  RainingReason112358 Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:34 pm

Clown Loaches, Angels, and Kribensis.
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Post  nemoose Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:03 pm

Leptosoma cichlids, orange chromides and brevis shelldwellers,
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Post  jikin junkie Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:13 pm

Norman's lampeye, garnet tetra, sulawesi spongicola shrimp. I love you
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Post  twocat Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:23 am

Angels, and Kribensis for me.

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Post  randywoowoo Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:45 pm

Weather loaches, silver dollars, rummynose tetras, and glowlight tetras.

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Post  Oldman Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:10 pm

My must haves are all rarer livebearers. I have mainly goodeids in my tanks and focus on maintaining species that are either threatened or endangered. As it happens, many of the goodeids are properly fit into one of those categories. My Ameca splendens are listed by IUCN as extinct in the wild although a recent find has established that some of them actually do exist in the wild. Many of my other fish largely are considered either threatened or endangered by IUCN standards. As it turns out, the people on the ALA site either have fish similar to mine or fish equally deserving of our efforts to preserve them. I am an ALA member and can say that every year I attend the convention and I attempt to bring home the fish that they consider well worth preserving. If I can preserve and reproduce those species, I feel that I am contributing to the ultimate survival of those species. What it comes down to is simple. Each of us must decide what priority to give to our own tanks. My own priority is preservation of rare livebearers, but it is a choice each of us must make.

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Post  A Nonny Mouse Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:18 pm

Couldn't tell ya. It changes as I read, and while I search for something visually interesting, I'd throw an LBF in a tank if it's behaviorally intriguing. Right now, probably something in the cichlasomines, but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't go toward a Mangrove Rivulus or something along those lines if I felt like it. Eclecticism rules!

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Post  similis Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:17 pm

lamprologus occelatus, steatocranus tinanti, cyprochromis leptosoma.

(Trying think of 3 kinds that would actually get along in one tank, I may be over thinking it...)

If I had 3 separate tanks but could only keep 3 different kinds, I think I'd go with Occelatus, Lepidiolamprologus Nkambae or Lemairii, and Steatocranus Tinanti or Casuarius?
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Post  Katnapper Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:23 pm

Angelfish and cory cats, definitely. The third "must have" is yet to be determined.
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