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Old 06-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hi I have finally cycled my tank. I have some room to add more fish and I am would like some ideas.

I currently have 5 neon tetras, 1 honey guarami, 2 mm platys and 2 ADF.

What else should I add?
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Hi I have finally cycled my tank. I have some room to add more fish and I am would like some ideas.

I currently have 5 neon tetras, 1 honey guarami, 2 mm platys and 2 ADF.

What else should I add?
To be honest you are already pushing the stocking limits of your tank. If you absolutely positively have to add something, maybe get 1-2 more neons. But nothing more - what kind of filtration do you have on this setup?
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You could do a small shoal of cories for the bottom, for example like 5 panda cories. But you're pretty closed to stocked as it is.
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To be honest you are already pushing the stocking limits of your tank. If you absolutely positively have to add something, maybe get 1-2 more neons. But nothing more - what kind of filtration do you have on this setup?
Ok. I have a marineland Biowheel 150. Would another filter help?
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Ok. I have a marineland Biowheel 150. Would another filter help?
That is very good filtration, no need for more. Maybe add a few more tetras and something for the bottom like corys.
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You could do a small shoal of cories for the bottom, for example like 5 panda cories. But you're pretty closed to stocked as it is.
Thank you. How big do the Panda cories get?
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That is very good filtration, no need for more. Maybe add a few more tetras and something for the bottom like corys.
Ok thank you. I am not familiar with the cory. How big do they get? How many and what kind would you recommend?
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Pandas stay reasonably small as most will not get bigger than 2"-2.5". Pygmy cories would be another good option, as those stay even smaller (although those tend to shoal more in the middle strata of the tank). If you decide on getting a cory type just be careful because some get a little bigger (bronze, albino, sterbai, etc) and would push your bioload a little too much.
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Pandas stay reasonably small as most will not get bigger than 2"-2.5". Pygmy cories would be another good option, as those stay even smaller (although those tend to shoal more in the middle strata of the tank). If you decide on getting a cory type just be careful because some get a little bigger (bronze, albino, sterbai, etc) and would push your bioload a little too much.
Ok thank you. I will see what my LFS has. I plan to get a much bigger tank down the road. I want to make sure I know more before I go there.
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