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Old 07-26-2011, 11:22 PM   #1 
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Hey everyone!

I'm planning a community tank with 1 Male Betta fish, 5 Harlequin Rasboras and 3 Panda Corys (or 5 Ghost Shrimps). I have a low current, heated 15G tank.

I was wondering how I should go about introducing the fish into my tank? I was thinking of buying my fish in a span of 1 week. I would by 3 Pandas first and introduce them to my tank (using the proper acclimation method). A few days later I would buy and introduce 1 male Betta into the tank (again using the proper acclimation method). The tank has a few live plants and a lot of hiding places. I thought having the Pandas in first well give them a head start in settling into the tank, followed by my Betta a few days later. Lastly, I would introduce my Rasboras and acclimate them.

My question is, how would you guys go about stocking your tank with 1 Betta, 5 Rasboras and 3 Panda Corys? And is my procedure reasonable or can it be improved?

All feedback is appreciated :D

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:48 PM   #2 
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Personally I would go with least aggressive first in the tank, which would be the bottom dweller corys. Then I would add the second less aggressive which is the peaceful middle dweller Raboras. Then I would add the male Betta. Give everyone a chance to know the tank before he's added. I would also go this route so you don't overload your cycle with such a large load of new fish lol

Is your tank cycled?
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #3 
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Personally I would go with least aggressive first in the tank, which would be the bottom dweller corys. Then I would add the second less aggressive which is the peaceful middle dweller Raboras. Then I would add the male Betta. Give everyone a chance to know the tank before he's added. I would also go this route so you don't overload your cycle with such a large load of new fish lol

Is your tank cycled?

That's how I would do it.
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Yes my tank is cycled :)

I had the same kind of thinking too! I just thought the Betta would be more stressed if added last in a tank with already existing fish. Any ideas on how long I should wait in between adding fish as to not overload my cycle?
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Myself, I wait 3-4 days between adding fish. Although *hides* I added most of my fish into my 29g without any issues. But I also seeded my tank with a 200g goldfish filter... I had more than enough bacteria working in there haha
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Alright thanks for the help Pitluvs :)
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #7 
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Alright thanks for the help Pitluvs :)
And dramaqueen :) She did back up what I said after all lol

Can't wait for pictures, you owe us! :P
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And dramaqueen :) She did back up what I said after all lol

Can't wait for pictures, you owe us! :P
Of course Dramaqueen has my utmost gratitude, that's a given ;)
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