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Old 08-07-2013, 12:29 PM   #21
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Even just two of them?
Yeah, I recommend a 10g min but 20g would be better, there not schooling but would prefer to have some of there on kind
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Ok so I took out the tetras (brought them back to the store) I have 3 julli Corys, 2 sunburst platys (just got), 2 shrimp and a small little pleco and my plan is to get a 10 gallon tank next time I get paid
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Ok so I took out the tetras (brought them back to the store) I have 3 julli Corys, 2 sunburst platys (just got), 2 shrimp and a small little pleco and my plan is to get a 10 gallon tank next time I get paid
That could work, might be pushing it with the pleco so try to aim for a 15 g mabye
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Ok so I took out the tetras (brought them back to the store) I have 3 julli Corys, 2 sunburst platys (just got), 2 shrimp and a small little pleco and my plan is to get a 10 gallon tank next time I get paid
Sorry to say but even that's overstocked.
Do heavy water changes until you get the 10 gallon set up.
Honestly, I would have gotten no fish at all until a 10 gallon was set up.

What do you plan on doing for cycling?
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That's so weird. The fish store said the pleco would be fine
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They also told me that it wouldn't be over stocked... I don't know what to believe
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That's so weird. The fish store said the pleco would be fine
There to make money, they told me when I could have an Oscar in a 10g, hmm a 10 in fish in a 10g
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Should I even have any fish in my tank?
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Should I even have any fish in my tank?
Sure, just the right kind if fish
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Sorry I'm just frustrated. So I can have one fish?
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Sorry I'm just frustrated. So I can have one fish?
It's not a problem, yeah, if you want color, Betta's come in every color under the sun. While there are a few oddballs like Dwarf pea puffers also
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So should I not have the Corys?
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So should I not have the Corys?
Nope, the foot print of a 5 g is way to small
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In a ten gallon?
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I think you will be fine for awhile. There slow growers
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So without the platys and just the Corya pleco and shrimp can they do well in there for a month? Then of I get a ten could I add anything?
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You making beginner mistakes with the help of your fish store. This isn't so uncommon and try not to get frustrated. How long do you think it will be until you can get a new tank and how big of one can you afford? If you can get a 15g you can keep all but the pleco which IMO you should return to get the bioload down in the 5g.

Can you tell me how big the fish are or even better yet can you post a picture of the tank with the fish in it? If the fish you bought are small, which I am hoping they are, and you do 2 WC's a week, which isn't bad considering how small the tank is and how quick you can do them, and take the pleco back, you might be able to keep the fish in the 5g for a couple weeks. But you have to feed very lightly, do those WC's, and the pleco needs to go.
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I would try to trade the pleco in, then you could have a few more stocking options with fish
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If you rehome the pleco you could do the 2 platys and 3 corys. But you'll have to do weekly water changes and not over feed.
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The Pleco is tiny, like half an inch long. And all the other fish are tiny as well
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