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tropical tank 45 litres... any advice gratefully recieved!!
Old 08-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #11
 
yeah, i dont think i will get a betta, and definately not an angel fish

so can any body help me continue stocking the tank? obviously i will do it slowly over a period of time

any idea what to do with the neon tetra, ember tetra and glass catfish? everyone says these need shoaling, is there any way i can get around it? like other fish they will sort of shoal with or just getting a couple of each? any suggestions here would be great. i am most fond of the glass catfish, despite their behaviour!

also, any other suggestions iof what else could be stocked in here too? any combination suggestions, that would be the best. or do you think i should give away some of the fish i already have?

thank you all!
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:57 AM   #12
 
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with a few plants they will be fine.the bettas now a days show aggression to their own kind and not towards others that are not considered a threat or rival male .i wouldn't worry about the betta personally. if you don't want the betta add cory's as the ember and neons are middle swimmers some food will find it's way to the bottom of the tank and the cory's should take care of that.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #13
 
okay thanks again for more advise

so would you say my options could include

6 neon tetras
6 glass catfish
3 cory's
1 swordtale
1 ember tetra

i've completely lost how much i can fit in this tank now...
its 45litres with plants, which i will get more and a good internal filter

would this above be too many fish?
can anybody notice any faults?
could i fit any more in? i'd love something quite colourful again or something strange o with fancy fins or tails

any other combination suggestions? would anything else be suitable for my tank?
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:18 AM   #14
 
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i would say 4 neons 4 ember tetra,4 cory's, 4 glass fish skip the sword if theres space add guppies and males only as female breed like crazy
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #15
 
okay, this looks good, so i can get away with four of those each in 45 litre.

okay,, the swordtail is already in there...

but thanks for those suggestions, i only added the fish i have atnthe moment recently, when should i start adding the others and it what order?
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:27 AM   #16
 
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if the sword stays the the guppies should not be added.if it's fully cycled then add the neons first followed then by the glass cat fish about say a week later to let the filter get used to the added bio load.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:32 AM   #17
 
okay, well i have to keep the sword as there is no where else it can go, so say in a couple of weeks i go get the neons, then the glass, then the embers.

then i introduce the cory's? could i have anything instead of the cory's? just trying to keep my options open as there is a lot of fish to choose from! so as long as i know what i cn have i can make the choice if you get me?

thanks again!
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:52 AM   #18
 
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your tetras and corries need to be kept in groups of atleast 6 as stated before by several posters. 6 in the minimum group size recommended to keep them feeling safe.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:01 AM   #19
 
thats what i had had said to me before...


arghgh now im so confused. sorry about this! and thank you to everyone for their help so far


okay so i have a 45 litre 50 x 30 x30 cm tank with good internal filter many live plants gravel etc

it's at 26 degrees c

i was looking to set up a small community tank and i know i was limited by space. i love angel fish but know i cant have one with this space. i loved glass catfish and wanted a fighting fish, aswell as other communtiy fish.

so i bought a neon tetra ember tetra and glass catfish without realising they all needed schoaling in large numbers. and a female swordtail

i dont mind having one or two small shoals, as long as i can have other fish too.

what do you think from this are my best bets? get rid of some fish? which ones? keep which ones? and what fish can i also get, instead of bettas and angelfish

thank you all again
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:03 AM   #20
 
this site below helps you approximately calculate your stocking levels. I've set up the page for a tank of your dimensions and added the fish you already have to it. You can see the current stocking level is 67% plus lots of other info about what you water parameters should be etc.. have a play around and see what you might be able to keep

http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.p...rchMode=simple
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