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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hypothetical Stocking Plan (:

My LPS has a Fluval 26 Gallon Bowfront Tank kit. (: I was making little stocking plans 'just encase' I ever buy it. I'd want to make it a NPT.

Here are the plans:
1. -5 Female Betta
-6 Palateus Corydoras
-10 Rummynose Tetra
-1 Nerite Snail

aqadvisor said it was over100% stocking level. O.o

2. -16 Female Bettas

3. -1 Male Betta
-3 Female Platies
-10 Neon Tetras
-1 Mystery Snail

4. RCS Colony. :D

5. -20 odd ramshorn snails to breed xD

Is there anything else I 'could' do? Is there any coldwater options?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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My LPS has a Fluval 26 Gallon Bowfront Tank kit.
i didn't know they came that big!



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Here are the plans:
1. -5 Female Betta
-6 Palateus Corydoras
-10 Rummynose Tetra
-1 Nerite Snail

aqadvisor said it was over100% stocking level. O.o
even with a second filter?

try:

1 male Betta
-6 Palateus Corydoras
-8 Rummynose Tetra
-1 Nerite Snail
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For the rummynose plan I would remove the female betta and add more rummynose. They are one of the most tightly schooling tetra found in the hobby and really do best in groups of 10 or more. Read more: TFK profile for Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri). If you wanted a single centerpiece fish you could go for a dwarf gourami or thicklips gourami. If I remember correctly your water is medium hard, and all of these species should do fine it it.

For temperate (most of the fish aren't true coldwater species, but in fact come from temperate regions) you could probably white cloud minnows (read more: TFK profile for White Cloud Mountain Minnows (Tanichthys albonubes)) if your tank is longer than 24" (also a requirement for the rummynose).

A note about AqAdvisor. It is a tool, not a rule. I use it to figure out the best pH, hardness, and water temps for fish. For the more advanced fishkeeper, you can fudge with the stocking levels a little bit.

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White cloud mountain minnows + hillstream loach for coolwater! Hillstream loach require x2 filtration due to high oxygen needs, as do most coolwater fish.
I want to do that for my next tank. WCM have amazing displays. Are WCM the ones sold as feeders?
Also, a male paradise fish with hillstream loach would be nice. Paradise fish show their best colours in coolwater.

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What about a pair of dwarf gouramis (male/female), 12 rummynoses, and 6 Cories with a Snail? Or (like registereduser suggested) do 1 male betta, 6 cories, and 12 rummynoses with a snail?
The ones sold as feeders are rosy red/fathead minnows. :)
I don't really like paradise fish or hillstream loaches. D:
What about dojo loaches with celestial pearl danios/WCMM?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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What about a pair of dwarf gouramis (male/female), 12 rummynoses, and 6 Cories with a Snail? Or (like registereduser suggested) do 1 male betta, 6 cories, and 12 rummynoses with a snail?
The ones sold as feeders are rosy red/fathead minnows. :)
I don't really like paradise fish or hillstream loaches. D:
What about dojo loaches with celestial pearl danios/WCMM?
Female dwarf gourami almost never appear in stores, I doubt you'd find one. They are pretty dull. You'd probably be restricted a male. Remember, never keep two male gourami together (unless they are in a very large tank).
A honey gourami would probably work, they are less prone to chasing than dwarfs, and females might be easier to find. Or one male would look stunning- they even have honey gourami that are red if that's what you are looking for. :D

Note; I was looking into H. bleheri, they may be called firehead tetra in stores. However, be careful as these get mixed up. You want the ones that have their entire heads red (like thekoimaiden posted), the ones with just red on their noses are a different species, wild caught and needing soft water. The link koimaiden posted has a photo to help you distinguish species. I believe P. georgiae is the one you want to avoid, as they are mostly wild caught still.

Edit; avoid the dojo loach as they can exceed 10 inches. I can't think of any other coolwater loach for you atm...
Also, most celestial danios are wild caught and do best in a hardness of under 6gH, which you don't have if you have medium hard water (this fact broke my heart, too).

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What is your water like, Maisy?

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Erm, idk. D: I think it's hard. That would mean tetras would be out of the question, right? What about cories.

Boy I wish I could have this tank!!!

Edit: Moonlight Gourami? What size tank do they need? And Pink Kissing Gourami?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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There a few tetra that do well in harder water... X-ray comes to mind.
Moonlight gourami, I think you could manage one.
Kissing gourami, no, too big.

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Don't kissing gourami need 55 gallon?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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