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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've been a baaaaaaad boy...

I went to purchase some sand and shelldwellers for my 15g tank I just set up and got sort of sidetracked...

No shelldwellers.

No sand.

6 more Celestial Pearl Danios (Galaxy Rasboras)

4 Scarlett Badis (Dario dario)

1 Hillstream loach

2 Venezuelan Red cories (haven't checked the exact scientific name yet, may be a red morph of aeneus)

6 Corydoras habrosas

3 Asian Stone catfish (Hara jerdoni)

All of the above going into my other 15g. It was time to move the redhump eartheaters and the Syno polli and petricola anyway.

So my "new" 15g is still remarkably clean... nothing in it but water, heater and filter. Guess next week I'll get sand... I hope. I blame it all on my girlfriend - she left me alone and went across the street to the nursery to buy cactus and succulents she didn't need.
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Re: I've been a baaaaaaad boy...

Isnt that alot for a 15g? and alot to.be adding.at once? lol
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Re: I've been a baaaaaaad boy...

I agree. You'll be sorry for being bad...actually, your fish will be sorry. That's WAY too many fish for 15 gallons. Perhaps you should be looking for a bigger tank, and not sand/decorations for your next purchase.

If we were to stick to the 1 inch per gallon rule and assume none of your fish will get over one ich, which is just not the case, you're overstocked by at least seven fish, especially since you said 6 MORE danios. This leads me to believe you have more than 22 fish in a 15 gallon tank.

Why don't you plug your numbers into AqAdvisor - Intelligent freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor and see for yourself

FYI, your loach needs a minimum tank size of 30 gallons.

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Re: I've been a baaaaaaad boy...

As I said, I have another 15g tank that is waiting for fish. I may not get those shell dwellers after all. And an empty 20 lying around.

The hillstream loach gets to 2 inches I just read, which will make him the biggest fish in the tank. I think I'll be alright. Most of these fish don't even get to an inch - and almost all have the body mass of a pencil necked geek. Not a beginners tank I assure you, but my biggest concern is will the Scarlett badis eat. Been reading that they are picky eaters. Thats what I get for buying before reading.

Thanks for the advice.
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Re: I've been a baaaaaaad boy...

Hara jerdoni (anchor cat, moth cat, stone cat)

Needs calm, cool, highly oxygenated water. A sudden drop in this can cause deaths as they are very sensitive to it. An omnivore that prefers live and frozen foods. Needs plenty of driftwood and hiding places.

Scarlet badis usually won't take to pellets or flakes and should receive live and some frozen.

both of these fish can be difficult to keep.

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Re: I've been a baaaaaaad boy...

I don't understand buying all of those fish to be spread among such small tanks. I hesitate to say that you did some research before getting any of them. Good luck and stop being "bad".



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