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post #1 of 5 Old 01-10-2013, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Tetra Tanks :)

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know the outlines for 2 south american community biotopes. In my 38 gallon I'd have 1 twig cat, 5 pepper cory cats, 7 rummynose tetras, and 6 silver hatchetfish. Im my 20 gallon i'd have 1 clow pleco, 5 panda cory cats, and 7 cardinal tetras. Please respond with feedback. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-10-2013, 06:57 PM
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I would just up the groups for the rummys and hatchetfish. Both need more to be less stressed. I would not go below 12 for rummys, and 15 would be even better. The hatchets I would say 7-8; I have the Silver Hatchetfish, they are very social. Aside from this, looks fine.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-11-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Byron, the tank won't get too overcrowded with those additions though right?
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Thanks Byron, the tank won't get too overcrowded with those additions though right?
No, not in my opinion. I actually went into why this is actually better on the bioload in another thread,
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...livian-120140/
see my post #38.

Of course, I assume regular weekly partial water changes and live plants, or if you intend it, a more authentic biotope. This is covered in the linked thread too.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-12-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks, I just thought the rule was 1 gallon per inch of fish, but it would be awsome to add more fish.
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