Tropical Fish Keeping banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
wow my new 20 gallon tank with all the bells and whistles hehe.

10 g shrimps
2 plecos
4+ snails
4 neon tetras (with ich dammit)
2 mollies

10 gallon tank
0 fish no water
soon to be nursery for babies

dam.....ich and columnaris






yes yes i know very controversial you can flame at me D=
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,248 Posts
Charles, did you use the media of your 10 gallons tank filter? If not, you're experiencing New Tank Syndrome.:blink: You may have mini cycles. Try checking your ammonia and nitrites regularly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
oh and my ph is very high ......i think it might be over 7.6 cuz that only reads that in my ph tester thing. its the more high that it can read.....so its alkaline water.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,248 Posts
St6_Devgru said:
i plan to sell my mollies and buy 12 guppies and 2 loaches (the small kind) is that okay?
What loaches? This one?
Dwarf Loach (Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki)

If so, it's ok. 12 guppies should be fine.
Charles, you have to wait until next week comes and buy the fish in 3-4 in numbers as you are adding them too fast.

7.6 is IMO not too high. It's fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,248 Posts
St6_Devgru said:
yeah ima buy them next week. the loaches are brown. yeah ok ill buy 10 guppies 3 males 7 females...... and 2 of the brown loaches....i cant seem to fin d nicer lookin loaches.. ill look harder haha and go to some other lfs ive been to 3 lfss already all close to my house hehe.
Add them gradually. Buying in threes would be a good idea otherwise you are adding them too fast while the tank is establishing. Your tank may still be experiencing mini cycles.

P.S. Pls post only once each time.:wink2: Simply edit your post and add more infos to your post.:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
ummm about them loaches based on my picutres my future stock would be okay right? my future stok is
10 guppies,
4 neon tetras,
10 ghost shrimps,
2 bristlnose plecos,
4+ snails (dont know if there are more had one but found 3 more (came with my long plants)) and
2 loaches (these small 1 1/2 inchers at my lfs (petland)).
would that be overstocked? would it be crowded should i take out some plants or decor?

they are all in my tank except for the 10 guppies and 2 loaches. ill sell my mollies to make room for them. wat do you think? if other mods see this wat do you guys think? i find that your opinions are quite exquisite and have a flair of expertise :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,248 Posts
St6_Devgru said:
ummm about them loaches based on my picutres my future stock would be okay right? my future stok is
10 guppies,
4 neon tetras,
10 ghost shrimps,
2 bristlnose plecos,
4+ snails (dont know if there are more had one but found 3 more (came with my long plants)) and
2 loaches (these small 1 1/2 inchers at my lfs (petland)).
would that be overstocked? would it be crowded should i take out some plants or decor?

they are all in my tank except for the 10 guppies and 2 loaches. ill sell my mollies to make room for them. wat do you think? if other mods see this wat do you guys think? i find that your opinions are quite exquisite and have a flair of expertise :D
That would be almost overstocked already.:blink: Bristlenoses poo a lot. With 10 guppies, I hope you know that you'll be dealing with a lot of fry which can strain your filter due to overcrowded conditions.

What loaches were you exactly planning to get? You should identify them first before buying them. The only loaches I'd recommend are dwarf chain loach and kuhli loaches.:wink2:

The snails that came from your plants are probably ramshorns or pond snails. IMO, I don't find them useful other than reproducing too much which is an advantage if you keep loaches(though not all loaches prefer snails for food).

Neons need company. I'd say reduce the number of guppies from 10 to 6. If you want females, the sex ratio should be one male to 2-3 females. Keep neons at 6-10.

By the way, decors and plants do not play part of the responsibility of being the cause of overcrowded conditions. Plants are very important as they consume nitrates brought by overcrowded conditions.

Be careful with stocking your tank. Some of the fish you buy are often juveniles and will still grow. Consider the final adult size of your fish especially your bristlenose which will be the greatest contributor of ammonia(uif your tank is not cycled) and nitrates.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top