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Old 06-02-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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I have a 20 gal tanks with 2 platties, 3 Serpae tetras, 2 angelfish fry (Will move when full grown), and a cory. I was wondering if it would be alright to add a few more fish, and if so how many and what breeds. I recently lost some fish that I started off with, I learned it was overcrowded and want to see if I cant get anything else.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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Which cory do you have?
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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A peppered, I beleive that strain is dwarf?
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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I think you can, aslong your prepared to move the Angels.
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I think you can, aslong your prepared to move the Angels.
They paired so I am gonna have to. They arent breedable yet though.
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Did you have a fish that you were wanting to put in there? Something you've had your eye on?
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:07 PM   #7
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Did you have a fish that you were wanting to put in there? Something you've had your eye on?
Maybe a few corys or neon tetras?I have wanted to put a killi in fhere but I dont think I can, also wanted a shark but cant. Any ideas?
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A few more cories would be good. They do better in groups anyway.
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A few more cories would be good. They do better in groups anyway.
Should I go with full sized or sticky to pygmys/dwarfs?
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Could I go with bronze and albinos or sticky to pygmys/dwarfs?
I would try to get the same breed, not sure how they interact with different breeds. Plus Pygmys stay small so it would allow for a larger populous.
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I would try to get the same breed, not sure how they interact with different breeds. Plus Pygmys stay small so it would allow for a larger populous.
So, if I got pygmys, how many?
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What filtration are you running? I believe Pygmys like 4 in a group but if your lacking filtration it could pose an issue in the future.
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What filtration are you running? I believe Pygmys like 4 in a group but if your lacking filtration it could pose an issue in the future.
IMO/E groups of 6 or more are the best.
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What filtration are you running? I believe Pygmys like 4 in a group but if your lacking filtration it could pose an issue in the future.
Running a tetra whisper 40.
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I have some pygmies and honestly they aren't very cory-like. They do a lot of hovering and are really twitchy. If you want small corys I would go with habrosus/hastatus or even pandas.
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I have some pygmies and honestly they aren't very cory-like. They do a lot of hovering and are really twitchy. If you want small corys I would go with habrosus/hastatus or even pandas.
He always was a middle swimmer. I adore pandas, I would love to have one. So are we now switching it to 6 corys?
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He always was a middle swimmer. I adore pandas, I would love to have one. So are we now switching it to 6 corys?
I know 6 is best but didn't know that applied for all breeds.. you can put your stats in aqadvisor its not 100% accurate but it can help guide you.
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I know 6 is best but didn't know that applied for all breeds.. you can put your stats in aqadvisor its not 100% accurate but it can help guide you.
I was trying to avoid that since im on my phone, I should be home in like a hour then I will check it out and let you guys know.
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61% with angels, 43% w/o.
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you don't have to do 6 exactly, there's no set minimum number. They do better in larger groups, but 4 or 5 would be ok too.
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