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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Coo. :) Just a note for future: although cories will school with other types (e.g. bronze will school with peppered) they are happier in groups of their own kind. :)
I will keep that in mind for the future. Greatly appreciate it!
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Way overstocked. Take out all minnows they are coldwater fish.

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Way overstocked. Take out all minnows they are coldwater fish.
Yes, I am aware about my overstocked tank. I have no intention of removing any minnows or any other fish (unless they lived their life to the end) at this moment.

I know minnows are cold water fish, but they seem to be very active in my tank at 75 degrees. I see them darting around, sometimes during the night they explore the anubias.

Plus... Where would I put them if I cannot afford to have another 10+ gallon tank around me at this moment?
I don't think they'd like my 3 gallon breeder tank that is set around 80 degrees~.

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http://www.steelcitybettas.com/tankmatesforbettas.htm

said they would be fine~. I was originally going to get guppies until I saw that site =P.
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75 is a good compromise for the species you have. :) As long as you are keeping up with water changes, I don't foresee huge dramas for you. :) I know a lady who kept white clouds with bettas very well.

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Yeah I agree with bombalurina, just PLEASE keep up with your water changes, with the amount of fish you have in your tank you should honestly be doing at minimum 2/week of atleast 30%.

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cleaning the tank 2 times a week you should be okay but as fish die off of old age don't replace them. Let the number drop to about 6 fish and keep that as the stock.

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75 is a good compromise for the species you have. :) As long as you are keeping up with water changes, I don't foresee huge dramas for you. :) I know a lady who kept white clouds with bettas very well.
Will do with the water changes!

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Yeah I agree with bombalurina, just PLEASE keep up with your water changes, with the amount of fish you have in your tank you should honestly be doing at minimum 2/week of atleast 30%.
I will do my best. I always change it on Sat~Sun for sure. If I am not bombarded with homework or something else, I would do it on Wednesday.
The bucket I have for water changes can only hold about 3~4 gallons anyways, so it shouldn't be bad.

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cleaning the tank 2 times a week you should be okay but as fish die off of old age don't replace them. Let the number drop to about 6 fish and keep that as the stock.

6 fish total in my tank or just the minnows?

If the minnows were to die off, I probably won't get more unless I upgrade my tank for me to get 10+ later.
If a cory were to die within the year (knock on wood), I will replace it with the one I'm raising in my other tank since I want to keep a min of 6 cories in my tank.
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6 fish total, that is how much a tank can comfortably hold of this size. 6 fish and a few shrimp or one snail.

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6 fish total, that is how much a tank can comfortably hold of this size. 6 fish and a few shrimp or one snail.
I will keep that in mind. Thank you.
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