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Old 09-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Ok so to make a long story short, my tank was 90% stocked. But I lost a few inverts And recently lost a guppy to a filter :/ he swam behind it and got trapped poor thing.
So I've been on AqAdvisor and I'm now only 83% stocked.
I did a few options and I can have another guppy + 5 neon tetras (only small fish I could think of at the time)
But the thing is I already have a school of 6 neons. So I wanted a different tetra, or other small fish to do another school. (Not glow lights) I have herlequins and the colour isn't that different.
I opted for harlequins because I wanted a contrast in body shape as well as colour.
So the question?
What other small schooling fish could I use to add colour/movement?
Current fish colours are: red/orange/blue/black/gold/yellow.

Edit:: I'd doesn't have to be a schooling fish as long as it has the equivalent bioload :p.
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Due to the size of the tank, I wouldn't recommend adding another school. You already have two different schooling fish. Add more harlequins! They'll be so much happier if you add at least 3 more. If that doesn't give you a full stock, add another neon or another harlequin.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Due to the size of the tank, I wouldn't recommend adding another school. You already have two different schooling fish. Add more harlequins! They'll be so much happier if you add at least 3 more. If that doesn't give you a full stock, add another neon or another harlequin.
Ignore my signature it needs updating, I have already added 2 harlequins so it's currently::

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Went with guppies on the fiancées insistence lol, and I rescued a single Cory, yes yes... I know it's not ideal but it was the only one in the tank and the bloke said they ordered 8 and only this one made it through a bad case Ich he seemed to think it was stressed induced but who knows all I know is he's a fighter and a freebe So I took pity of the little guy he is so tiny he's under .5" but he seems to enjoy the tank he's not hiding or anything bless him. Pics to follow.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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That's a lot of fish for a 15 gallon. Is it a tall tank?
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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That's a lot of fish for a 15 gallon. Is it a tall tank?
Not particularly about 14" it's a 70Litre tank so it's just over 15G.
I did all the stocking on aqua advisor (minus the Cory) and it was 103%
But I'm running a aqua internal 200. Which is rated for a 50g tank so I think it should be fine.
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Not particularly about 14" it's a 70Litre tank so it's just over 15G.
I did all the stocking on aqua advisor (minus the Cory) and it was 103%
But I'm running a aqua internal 200. Which is rated for a 50g tank so I think it should be fine.
What type of Cory is it? Unless its a Pygmy, it will need a bigger tank.
There is very little room in a 15g tall tank. You have more in this tank then I do in 30g tall 24"L,16"Dx21"H...
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What type of Cory is it? Unless its a Pygmy, it will need a bigger tank. There is very little room in a 15g tall tank. You have more in this tank then I do in 30g tall 24"L,16"Dx21"H...
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Full tank shot, I don't think it looks crowded. :/
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Also just want to mention 15g = 18.5us
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It's a panda. Don't worry I'm not a complete idiot lol.

Full tank shot, I don't think it looks crowded. :/
I was thinking more of being 14" then gallons.. That looks well over 14" and is not a tall tank. I think you should be fine. Up your panda cories though
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I was thinking more of being 14" then gallons.. That looks well over 14" and is not a tall tank. I think you should be fine. Up your panda cories though
Yeah I'm hoping to get a small group, just a quick question, would they mix with other pygmy corys or is it best to stick with individual species?
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Yeah I'm hoping to get a small group, just a quick question, would they mix with other pygmy corys or is it best to stick with individual species?
Best to stick within one species
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