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Thread: Juvies or adults
10-02-2012, 11:19 PM #1
Juvies or adults
For a newbie, when stocking a new tank, is it better to get adult fish rather than juveniles or visa versa? A couple of the species of fish I want have both types available (neon dwarf rainbows and BN Cat).My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
Future 40 Long - Fiery Black Shiners, Panda Garra
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10-02-2012, 11:25 PM #2
I am also a noob (very seriously), but I think it would probably be better to start with anything that isn't a baby. Adults may be good...they are a bit hardier. I can only advise you on the rainbows, but they are tough, even as youngsters.
I heard some place on here that you should let your tank settle down for a bit before you add bottom dwellers, as toxins settle to the substrate. There can be little spikes in ammonia and stuff in a new tank. I'd add an adult in a little while. Go with the bows first, and do water tests often.
Anyway, total noob. Disregard when smarter people come along.
10-03-2012, 01:18 AM #3
I'd go with juviniles because they can adjust to new comers and would last longer. Buying large or old fish is not a good idea.