Am i overstocking - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 Old 09-01-2009, 10:40 AM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Bristles are perfectly fine all by themselves. For your tank size only one would be recommended, IMHO. I know that the albino bristles stay smaller than the the "standard" version of bristle so you may want to go with an albino. If you want to add otos I'd get three, as otos need to have company of their own to hang with in order to feel safe & comfortable.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...

Last edited by aunt kymmie; 09-01-2009 at 10:41 AM. Reason: typo
aunt kymmie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 22 Old 09-02-2009, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
cool im going to get the bristle (albino) sometime next week and some otos(if i can find a supplier)

thanks
master robbo is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 09-02-2009, 05:36 PM
Member
 
Herky's Avatar
 
I know wal-mart in my area usually has otos and they practically can't give them away. I have serious reservations about buying any fish from wal-mart though. I've heard too many horror stories...I did buy my tiger barbs from them since my lfs was out and backordered when I wanted to get them, and they have been fine. I know several people who have bought fish from wal-mart and didn't quarantine them and the wal-mart fish were carrying various diseases and had entire tanks wiped...again, probably their fault for no quarantine so your mileage may vary should that be the route you choose to procure the otos.

Definitely go with the smaller plecos as the others have said. A common pleco will get much too large for a 20 gal.

Good luck with your new fish!

Two fish are in a tank. One says to the other "So, how do I drive this thing?"
Herky is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 09-03-2009, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
cool thanks herky i wont trust wal-mart for now
master robbo is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
also im looking to get some qouramis possible dwark r pearl gourmais anyone have thoughts
master robbo is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
omg im so bad at spelling
master robbo is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 03:40 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
I would stick with pearl gouramis. They are much hardier than the dwarf gouramis who are often suceptible to viral infections that are both highly contagious and untreatable and the Pearl gouramis can live up to ten years.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 05:55 AM
New Member
 
any pics of ya setup ?
Goody is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 07:12 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1077 View Post
I would stick with pearl gouramis. They are much hardier than the dwarf gouramis who are often suceptible to viral infections that are both highly contagious and untreatable and the Pearl gouramis can live up to ten years.
OOPS! Pearl gouramis would get too large for 20 gal tank.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 09-04-2009, 09:02 AM
New Member
 
hmm
Goody is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overstocking tank??? pretzelsz Catfish 9 01-29-2010 05:34 PM
Need help on overstocking... Kelso Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 01-05-2010 11:15 PM
worried about overstocking-can you help? Freddiesbuns Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 10-11-2009 09:19 PM
Overstocking the new 70? tsalvageboy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 05-29-2007 02:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome