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ashalon24 12-05-2009 03:28 PM

A little advice on my tanks thx in advance!
 
Hey guys! I could use a little advice about my 30 gallon and 1 gallon. I was wondering if my stocking has capped off in the 30. In the tank I have: 3 glofish, 2 algae eaters, redeye tetra, fruit tetra, 2 rummy nose tetra, 3 cories, and 2 blackskirts. As for the one gallon I was wondering ideas of what to do with it.... Thanks in advance for ur time and advice! :)

molliefan09 12-05-2009 03:31 PM

i would turn the 1 gal. into a ghost or cherry shrimp tank. i am doing that with my old 2.5 gallon at the moment as for the 30 gallon....what kind of algea eaters do you have?

ashalon24 12-05-2009 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by molliefan09 (Post 285474)
i ....what kind of algea eaters do you have?

they are both chinese one gold one brown

Angel079 12-05-2009 03:36 PM

Do you have any other tanks apart from the 30g? Or know someone to trade fish with?
Reason I'm asking all your Tetra's are SCHOOL fish, meaning at least 8-10 fish and the way they're house right now as singles is really not a very proper life style for them.

molliefan09 12-05-2009 03:38 PM

check out this thread and click on the link in the first post. it is a really cool tool that helps to determine stocking capabilities

ashalon24 12-05-2009 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Angel079 (Post 285477)
Do you have any other tanks apart from the 30g? Or know someone to trade fish with?
Reason I'm asking all your Tetra's are SCHOOL fish, meaning at least 8-10 fish and the way they're house right now as singles is really not a very proper life style for them.

no i do not but the tetras I do have in the tank tend to school together and be very healthy as they have all been with me since march.

Byron 12-05-2009 06:36 PM

What Angel is mentioning is a bit deeper than what you can see in the tank. Tetras are characins, and basically all species of characin are shoaling (schooling is sometimes used) fish. This means they remain together as a group in the wild. The majority do not hunt or feed as marine schooling fish do, but they do prefer to be together. When they are in a group of their own species, they are less stressed and therefore more healthy and less likely to develop any number of problems associated with stress. Not much different from humans actually:-).

On their own, they may "appear" OK, but they perceive themselves as vulnerable. Their natural instinct tells them that they should be in a group of their own species to be "safe," but they cannot find any in the aquarium. This is bound to be stressful. Kept in a group, they may be expected to not only be healthier but live longer as a result.

I would agree with Angel that you should decide which ones you really like and would like to have in a group of 5 (that's about the minimum) and perhaps the local fish store will do an exchange.

Byron.

stephanieleah 12-06-2009 12:24 AM

this is an awesome tool for stocking:

http://www.aqadvisor.com/

it also gives your little "warnings" about your stock...for instance if you select a schooling fish, it will provide a reminder that these fish should be in groups of __.

ashalon24 12-06-2009 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by stephanieleah (Post 285663)
this is an awesome tool for stocking:

http://www.aqadvisor.com/

it also gives your little "warnings" about your stock...for instance if you select a schooling fish, it will provide a reminder that these fish should be in groups of __.


Thank you so much for the link! It is very helpful! :-D


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