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post #1 of 16 Old 09-11-2010, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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New here. Have had a 10 gal for the past year and just upgraded to a 20 gal today. My tank has three amazon swords that have been growing and doing very well. Am honestly not even sure how many fish I have... All I can say is I must be doing something right because my Platies are multiplying like crazy! I do know that I have 2 algae eaters about 1.5 inches long from petsmart. One silver molly. One what i think is a dojo loach who has remained relatively small not sure yet again from petsmart not clearly labeled. At last guess 8 platys of various ages and size. My husband moved everyone over to the new tank and said he couldn't even keep count of all the babies. We had a dwarf gourami but it passed away 2 weeks ago I think from dropsy and by the time I noticed it was looking funny it was too late.
I would really love to add two dwarf or honey Gouramis. Or an Angel. Any better suggestions would be appreciated. My filter is too strong for neon tetras i have tried and they do not last long.
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-11-2010, 10:45 PM
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i would let the new tank re cycle first and test the perameeters before adding new fishes...possibly thin down the platy poopulation by useing the 10 gallon or trade them in to the local fish store..ADIOS...
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post #3 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Correction the loach I have is a kuhli not a dojo.
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post #4 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 08:04 AM
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Kuhli Loaches have to be kept in a minimum group of 5, so I would get atleast 4 more.
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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I had no idea they needed to be kept in a group! Would getting 4 more max out my tank space? I don't have enough places for 4 more to hide.
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 08:17 AM
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I wouldn't think they would overstock your tank. You'd probably still be able to get atleast 1 angel or a couple gouramis.
As for hiding places, maybe you can plant a couple live plants? Have you seen any of the tanks like Byron's? If not, I would definitley check them out.
Do you know what type of algae eater your fish is? Is it an otto?
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 08:25 AM
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Or an Angel.
The profile (by Byron) says that angels need to be in a group.
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 08:46 AM
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The profile (by Byron) says that angels need to be in a group.
Don't they also need to have a tank 48 inches in length (aka a 55 gallon)?
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I wouldn't think they would overstock your tank. You'd probably still be able to get atleast 1 angel or a couple gouramis.
As for hiding places, maybe you can plant a couple live plants? Have you seen any of the tanks like Byron's? If not, I would definitley check them out.
Do you know what type of algae eater your fish is? Is it an otto?
I believe that they are but at the pet store they were just labeled algae eaters. They look like the otos. We also have 3 live plants that are doing great, about 8 inches wide by 8 inches tall each.

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post #10 of 16 Old 09-12-2010, 09:02 AM
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If they are otos the you'll probably going to want to get one more to have a total of three, there minimum group size.
As for hiding places, you probably have enough.
If I were you, I would just add 4 more loaches, 1 more otto, and a pair of dwarf gouramis.
Do you have any plans for the 10g? You can put the platies in there and then you would be able to add several more fish to the 20g.
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