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post #11 of 12 Old 08-16-2013, 01:56 AM
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That's the problem with the smaller tanks it's just a matter of time before you upgrade. I agree with the overstocking problem lots can happen that might discourage you from doing it. Like algae blooms, bacteria blooms, stress in fish, deaths you know that stuff. The rasbora's are a great fish and the BN pleco great choice. If you want more be prepared for what might happen.

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post #12 of 12 Old 08-16-2013, 02:03 AM
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I'd like some shrimp :) A few questions though:

What sorts of food do I need to get for them?

This may sound stupid, but will they be strong enough to swim away from my filters intake? The actual filter is at the top of my tank but it's intake is at the bottom, connected through a long tube. They won't be small enough to fit through, but if they get too close the pull might be too much? I imagine I'm heavily underestimating their strength but it's food for thought :)

How many should I get?
Shrimp would be your best option for bottom feeders they eat dead plant matter, uneaten food, and algae. Very cool to watch them doing their thing. I have BN pleco's in both big tanks but I never see them, like ever.

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