Thread: Feature Fish
02-20-2013, 02:31 AM #1
I am currently cycling a 100L/26g tank which I intend to house some neon tetras, glass catfish, guppies and maybe some red cherry shrimp. Any ideas for a good feature fish for this aquarium?? It is an artificially planted tank with a pH of approx 8 and pea size black and white gravel. Also any general stocking suggestions for this tank in general? I am not completely set on the idea of tetras guppies and glass catfish etc.
02-20-2013, 03:30 AM #2
Have you thought about pygmy corys instead of the glass catfish? You could have a small school of them for the bottom, the guppies at the top and a nice school of neons in the mid section.Tank 1: 20gal Long Planted Freshwater - 1 Crowntail Betta + 8 Oto Cats + 1 Horned Nerite Snail + 2 Orange Rabbit Snail + 5 Amano Shrimp
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Tank 4: 10gal Planted Freshwater - 5 Rabbit Snails + RCS
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02-28-2013, 01:35 AM #3
great idea! corys it is!
02-28-2013, 01:47 AM #4
You don't need a "feature fish" in a small tank like that. Let your neon's be your feature fish by getting a school of about 30 of them. They'll do fine with the shrimp. If you go with corys, stick with what was recommended .......the pygmy. I wouldn't even get guppies myself but perhaps another small schooling fish like glow-light tetra's or a rasbora........galaxy or Harlequin.......and a smaller school of neon's?
02-28-2013, 04:20 AM #5
02-28-2013, 04:37 AM #6
Also consider that many fish will consider the red cherry shrimp as live foods:p They are exactly what many fish eat in the wild. If you keep the fish fed well and have a fair bit of cover for the shrimp do hide out in, they may be able to sustain a population.
02-28-2013, 12:42 PM #7
I completely agree with lady Hobbs on your "feature fish" idea - not a good idea for that sized tank - a large school or 2 will look much nicer (the fish will act more naturally too) and get fish to cover the different parts of the tank.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies