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CrankyFish84 11-05-2010 07:54 PM

How should I stock a 14G Hex?
Hello :)

I was gifted a 14G hex w/ filter & heater, and a cool 12 inch rock bubbler.

I don't think there is enough ground space for a school of corycats...right?

(Bettas are my only experience w/ freshwater fishies)

The tank will be places in the living room, so the fish chosen should not be scared of light or noise (nothing too loud, just normal TV/chatter).

Water PH out of the tap is about 8. I plan on cycling it w/ a cocktail shrimp & using lots of live plants.
I have peat pellets & driftwood to lower the PH if I see a species need this.

What would you pick?


burnsbabe 11-05-2010 08:53 PM

Hmm. With a starting pH at 8 I'd be looking into livebearers. Guppys, Swordtails, Platys and the like. You probably have enough ground space for some corys. The real question is whether any of them would appreciate the pH. Really depends on how they were raised. If you can find some locally who were raised in similar conditions you might could overcome that.

CrankyFish84 11-05-2010 09:54 PM

Thanks & good point.. I was leaning toward livebearers ... The ground is about a foot & some change across... I'm not set on the corys, but some bottom activity would be a nice change. The betta's
chill around the top sector of their tanks mostly (begging for food of course lol)

tanker 11-06-2010 02:26 AM

I'd go with guppies and an apple snail.

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