Tankmates options

alesmene
Neonate
alesmene
Neonate
Joined: September 19th, 2017, 10:14 pm

October 18th, 2017, 10:18 am #1

Hi guys, just a quick question:
I'm planning to make a 2 meters x 1.5 meters x 80 centimeters high tank.
Which of these option do you think would be the best?

A.
2 Coral catsharks
1 Lionfish
3 yellow tangs (the bright yellow ones)
3 blue tangs (the ones like dory from nemo)
1 zebra moray eel

B.
2 Whitespotted bamboo sharks
3 yellow tangs
3 blue tangs
1 ray

C.
2 Coral catsharks
2 White spotted bamboo
2 Epaulette sharks
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alprazo
Bonnethead
alprazo
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Joined: October 6th, 2009, 2:41 am

October 22nd, 2017, 12:42 am #2

What do you like? I would say coral cats for that size tank but eppies might be ok. I think the white spotted would get a little cramped since they need a little more swimming space than an eppie.
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alesmene
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alesmene
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October 22nd, 2017, 2:06 am #3

I can get a 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 meters tank. That's the maximum size I can get. My favourite are white spotted bamboos, but I like coral catsharks too. Could I keep two females and two males of coral cat and bamboo in this size tank? My goal is to breed them and see the embryo development.

So I also need to knoe if coral cats and bamboos are good tankmates and can breed without annoying each other
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alprazo
Bonnethead
alprazo
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Joined: October 6th, 2009, 2:41 am

October 23rd, 2017, 1:24 am #4

Sometimes they will eat the eggs, occasionally before you can harvest them. It is rare for me to find an intake egg. They are eaten also immediately.
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alesmene
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alesmene
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October 23rd, 2017, 11:39 am #5

Ok I see. And do you think that in a 990 gallon tank there will be enough space for a couple bamboos and a couple coral catshark? Are they going to have enough space to breed peacefully or they might stress out?

Other Safe tankmates?
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krj-1168
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krj-1168
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Joined: December 18th, 2006, 11:32 pm

October 25th, 2017, 2:00 am #6

Actually - the increased depth of 3 feet or more is NOT necessary.

For a pair of Coral Catsharks, pair of White-spotted Bamboos, and even a pair of smaller Eppies - you won't need a depth much more than 2.5 feet.

As for other safe tank mates - the round stingrays are a good choice.
Bigger is Better - especially with shark tanks
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alesmene
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alesmene
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Joined: September 19th, 2017, 10:14 pm

October 25th, 2017, 9:44 am #7

Great! So I'll probably go with one of these two options, just tell me which one is the best (if my goal is to breed and keep the sharks happy):

1. FULL SHARK TANK (2.5x1.5x0.8 meters - 8x5x2.5 ft)
-pair of white spotted bamboo
-pair of coral catshark
-pair of epaulette

2. SHARK / RAY TANK (same size as before)
-pair of white spotted bamboo
-pair of coral catshark
-one round bluering stingray (I'll cut the sting to keep the sharks safe in case of fight for food)
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krj-1168
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krj-1168
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Joined: December 18th, 2006, 11:32 pm

October 29th, 2017, 9:09 pm #8

Either would be good.

For option two - I would suggest a smaller & heartier stingray - such as a Cortez Stingray or a Yellow Stingray.

Bigger is Better - especially with shark tanks
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