I'm starting my first 14G Tank.Its on a fish-less cycle using dead shrimps and my rooms reeks of ammonia right now. So I'll be stocking this one in about 2 weeks I guess depending on how soon the water params adjust. So I need your advice on what to stock it with.
Its going to be planted with live plants and they aren't planted yet... waiting for the cycle to stabilize first. I do know that plants absorb ammonia but am still gonna do it as a safety precaution.
So i'm planning on getting:
1 Male Betta, - Main fish
4 Pygmy corys - for eating the algae
6 Neon tetras - I love these guys
10 RC shrimps - scrap eaters and I love em and they dont seem to affect stocking much
Do you think this is a little overstocked. any compatibility issues? any experiences etc?
I've checked at aqAdvisor and it says that I have a stocking % of 90% and have 133% filter capacity.
click here to look at my stocking on aqAdvisor
would like some constructive opinions on the asked topic alone.
I'll be cycling it properly & i have a API Master Test kit
I have a heater, a thermometer, filter etc.
Lets assume the betta's temperament is okayish for now. we all know that every betta has a individual preferences etc... so "depends on the temperament of the betta" is a useless post to me.
I'm aware some bettas eat RC shrimps some times.
i'll stick to 25% water change weekly treated with prime