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Old 07-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
 
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Stocking advice?

So I had a time where a lot of my fish died at once... Not sure what it was :/ but it was over a month ago and my tank looks a kitty tiny bit empty!
20 gallon
1 rasbora (like 5 years old, not planning to school him)
5 Cory catfish (1 albino) got two of them today
1 lyretail guppy
1 dalmation Molly
2 African dwarf frogs
1 Otto
1 mystery snail
1 platty
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So I have a ton of bottom feeders/dwellers. The swimming space is missing a few! I have quite a few plants. 2 little pots for my frogs. A big vase decoration, little coral decor, and I just got a cavish thing. I have a HOB filter (I don't use Corbin though, for the plants.) I do weekly water changes of 15-25% and I have sand substrate.

I'd like a fish I don't already have, and I've had a lot of guppies before, so none of those! =) something bigger maybe. Like the Molly's size? Long fins are cool too. Any ideas? I'd love an angelfish... But I think my tank is too small ;
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
 
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You definitely have a nice variety of aquatic life with fish, frogs and snails - VERY cool!

Rasbora need a group of at least six, so you need to add more if you want to keep the species. I like Rasobra's they are active and mine seem to like the middle of the tank and upper quadrant.

Cool on the Cory's, enjoy them...

Since you've had guppies, rehome the lone fish.

Like the Rasbora you need to add a few more Ottos, they are more comfortable in groups.

Personally, I prefer several of the same fish as opposed to just one fish, so I'd rehome the Platy and Molly.

That would leave you with 6 Rasbora, 5 Cory's, 3-4 Oto's, frogs and a snail which I think is pretty close to stocking level... You maybe able to add 5 Green Tetras which are small and don't provide much waste, they would add a lot of additional color and life to your tank and with the addition of the Rasbora you'd have your swimming space filled with fish!

I agree that Angels are not great options...
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
 
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You definitely have a nice variety of aquatic life with fish, frogs and snails - VERY cool!

Rasbora need a group of at least six, so you need to add more if you want to keep the species. I like Rasobra's they are active and mine seem to like the middle of the tank and upper quadrant.

Cool on the Cory's, enjoy them...

Since you've had guppies, rehome the lone fish.

Like the Rasbora you need to add a few more Ottos, they are more comfortable in groups.

Personally, I prefer several of the same fish as opposed to just one fish, so I'd rehome the Platy and Molly.

That would leave you with 6 Rasbora, 5 Cory's, 3-4 Oto's, frogs and a snail which I think is pretty close to stocking level... You maybe able to add 5 Green Tetras which are small and don't provide much waste, they would add a lot of additional color and life to your tank and with the addition of the Rasbora you'd have your swimming space filled with fish!

I agree that Angels are not great options...
Well ya I'm not interested in keeping rasboras. This is the only one I ever had, and he won't die.... I've had him 5 years! Idk what's up with this guy. Idk.. I get kinda bored with just the same species of fish so I like having the variety when the fish isn't schooling.


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