So, I started out with nine cherries, four male, five female. The next two days, two females died, so i now only have 3 females.
Id like to keep my f/m ratio high, so im considering getting more cherries. Since i lost two, and that was from one of my lps's, and i will most likely be getting the new ones at petco [and quatantining longer, possibly three weeks to a month] I am curious to what you guys have to say about the f/m ratio i should buy.
I am thinking five more, four females and one male, or three females and one male. that would put my school up to seven females, five males, or an even six for six.
What are you opinions?
Also, i have a few cherry related questions:
What tank level are cherries? Mine seem to stay in the middle, mostly lower part of the tank, but its a ten gallon, so im not sure how that would relate to a 45 gallon 24 inch tall aquarium. Will it matter how high the vegetation goes?
Are they bottom feeders? Mine seem to eat food only when its falling down, and on the bottom. I wonder if its because my QT isnt densely decorated or planted, though it does have some stuff. Would they come up to the top to eat if i have alot of floating plants?
Are they any other advice, food suggestion [i will be getting new life spectrum .5 or 1 mm, along with 2mm or wafers] decoration preference, anything that will help them thrive!
[[My tank is a 45 gallon 36x24x12, with a 30-60 gal filter, a single 3ft 6500k t8 bulb. There are nine guppies, a bn pleco, a rn pleco and 20-30 fry. In my qt are the seven cherries I already have.]]