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tropical tank 45 litres... any advice gratefully recieved!!
Old 08-11-2010, 05:19 PM   #31
 
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You really do not have room for glass catfish. According to my research they must be kept in a group of 6 or they may refuse to eat and pine away. You don't want that. Sometimes the store will exchange fish for you; or another aquarist in the area.

Add the 4 neons next. You have plants, so that will be fine. Then decide what sort of bottom fish you want; the Corydoras I mentioned also need a group, but 3 would be OK, or 6 of the dwarf species. Have a look at the various species in our profiles under catfish, choose the scientific name listing and all the Corydoras species will be together.

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:56 PM   #32
 
right okay, excellent advice. gutted i cant keep the glass though!
perhaps in the future with a bigger tank...
okay so i will take them back or find somewhere for them
then add 4 neons
then look for bottom feeding catfish you mentioned and add them in about a month?
then it is fully stockd with np space left you would say?
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #33
 
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right okay, excellent advice. gutted i cant keep the glass though!
perhaps in the future with a bigger tank...
okay so i will take them back or find somewhere for them
then add 4 neons
then look for bottom feeding catfish you mentioned and add them in about a month?
then it is fully stockd with np space left you would say?
I don't think the Glass Catfish is in our profiles yet, I'll work on adding it; but a 36-inch tank (about a 30g and up) is recommended for a group of 6 glass cats.

You mentioned lots of plants, so if that is the case, the 4 neons and then the 3 corys (?) in a couple days. If you really have lots of plants, all at once is OK, but I hesitate suggesting that because I don't know what you mean exactly by lots of plants. Plants use ammonium from ammonia produced by the fish, but there is a limit as to how much ammonium/ammonia, so best be on the safe side.

So, that gives you 6 neons and 3 cory cats in a 45 litre (12g) tank. As you have plants, I would consider another group of something smallish and not too active as there is no "swimming" room. For something unusual, a pencilfish like Nannostomus eques that swims on an oblique angle, six of these would be nice in a planted 12g. Or 6 hatchets, marble would be best, for the top? Read the profiles and see what you think.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:53 AM   #34
 
okay yeah so i'dhave neons, some sort of cory's, im gonna look for them lots of plants and i have the swordtail so i might as well keep that. then pencilfish i really like them actually! so might get them. but if i look around at the fish sho and find other things i prefer, what could i add instead of pencil fish?

does anyone think a crab is a good/bad idea?
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