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musho3210 01-17-2007 09:34 PM

Stocking Scheme #4
This is completly different from my number 3. THis is all in a 20 gallon high tank

7 Zebra danios which i already have
2 Bolivian rams
2 Ottos
4 ghost shrimp

2 20 gallon filters, adds up to 40 gallon filtration
tons of hiding spots
java moss
2 coconut caves


Lupin 01-17-2007 09:37 PM

Perfect.:welldone: Good luck.:)

musho3210 01-17-2007 09:40 PM

oh, i thought it would be over crowded, well i hope this one works cause im done cycling and im getting fish this weekend :D i'll probably get the ottos first, then the rams another day. Do ottos require drift wood, i dont have any drift wood...

Lupin 01-17-2007 09:55 PM

I prefer the reverse. Otos are more delicate than the bolivians.:roll: No, they don't need driftwood but they can use it for a hideout.:)

musho3210 01-17-2007 09:57 PM

oh ok, i heard ottos are very hardy, so bolivians first... Wait, i forgot the main reason im getting ottos, to get rid of my poo algae (its what i will call it from now on) Would it be alright to get ottos first, or are you sticking to your word?

musho3210 01-17-2007 10:40 PM

possibly these new fish will encourage schooling, my danios never school unless theres about to be a storm

Aquaticmoon 01-18-2007 09:19 AM


oh OK, i heard otto's are very hardy
Well, yes they are, but for the first six months otto's can be very fragile.
Like Neon's, Otto's can be stressed from shipping and poor handling.
In an older aquarium (plants help a lot) you may have 3 out of 5 live past the 6 month point. If its a newer tank you'll be lucky if 2 live.
The ones that live will be very hardy.

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