Thread: Rate my stocking?
03-22-2013, 05:34 PM #11
Be careful with the combo of keyhole and gbr... the gbr will lose but it wont think it will when it starts the fight.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
03-22-2013, 09:59 PM #12
Your current stock looks good to me. Remember that your parrot is still a baby and has a bit of growing to do. But with 6 species now, if I did anything at all, it would be to add more to what you already have, like more cardinals or rasbora.
03-23-2013, 03:52 AM #13
Don't add the cories. You are already not sure about them, and if you get them, you will more likely regret it.
03-28-2013, 08:38 AM #14
Thought I'd update this thread -- thank you to everyone who responded!
I ended up moving the BP to my 120g after he started shredding my plants and that's opened up some space. I went ahead and got 7 Panda Cories as that's as many as they had, but I plan on having 8 or 10. I am thrilled with them -- I've owned cories before but they've always hidden a lot and not been particularly interesting. These guys are adorable, they spend ages whooshing up and down the tank and all over the glass and then they'll sit in their little school dead-still for a few minutes before zooming off again. They remind me of cute fat little bumble bees. I also moved one of my Ancistrus as they were starting to fight over the same bit of wood. The bigger one is now happily munching on 5-feet of driftwood in the 120g.
I'm STILL not satisfied with this tank though. I'm going to wait until the plants grow in, but I've started to get the itch of wanting Neons again. Not sure why but the Cardinals just aren't doing it for me, I don't like the way they school.
I'm half-considering selling my Cardinals and Harlequins, increasing my Dwarf Chains and Pandas to 10 and adding 40-50 Neon Tetras. That will bring my stocking to:
- 1 female Platinum Gourami
- 50 Neon Tetras
- 10 Dwarf Chain Loaches
- 10 Panda Cories
- 1 Golden Bristlenosed Ancistrus
- 2 German Blue Rams
Or I could keep the Harleys and have 16 Harlequins and 20-30 Neons, and all the rest. I'm not sure why but I'm just not happy with the Cardinals -- plus I can get 20 neons for $30, whereas the same number of cardinals would cost me $100.
On a slightly unrelated note, it seems my Rams have paired up. Yay!
Last edited by Amelia; 03-28-2013 at 08:44 AM.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers
03-28-2013, 11:46 AM #15
I like the idea of getting rid of the harleys and cardinals and going with neons. Its nice to have a huge school of fish. Putting the neons into such large numbers will make them more comfortable. You would definitely see some amazing schooling action with the neons. I also like the idea of the dwarf chains and panda cories. But maybe get 12 cories? And have your stock be done with that? I think having a bit more cories than dwarf chains would be aesthetically pleasing.
03-29-2013, 04:38 AM #16
Thanks Carapar -- any other votes? I'm about 40/60 at this point, in favour of the giant neon school.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers