Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default Temp Recovery Home Stocking

    0 Not allowed!
    So I recently set up my 75g and took down the 55g, well my sterbai had been having a tough time in the 55, slightly smaller than they should be, barbels were gone and overall just appeared stressed

    So right now i have put the group with the other group i was raising in my 10g dual tank set up.

    In the upper tank I have 3 from the 55 and the 4 originals and everyone is playing, digging, eating healthy and looking good. In the lower I have the other 3 from the 55 with two small calico plecos (1.5") and they appear to be doing well just not as playful

    With the understanding that they are the only fish that will be in the tanks, how long would it be safe to let them settle and recover before adding them back to the 75? Should I have all 10 together?

    Also, on a more positive note, about a 6 weeks ago a buddy gave me a few sterbai eggs to toss in with my red cherry shrimp, figured either the snails would eat them or hey I might get one to hatch, didn't have anything to feed the babies so wasn't expecting much....
    Yesterday I saw a 1/4" sterbai in with the shrimp!!! so I tossed some microworms in there and gonna keep an eye out for it (it hid right away). Once it gets bigger in can join the rest of the sterbai clan
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Northeast Pennsylvania

    Awards Showcase

    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 


    0 Not allowed!
    That's a really good question Hardy. I know I have read about people housing their fish temporarily for tear downs & such then putting the fish back in as soon the tank was ready. I'm thinking the fish would be less stressed being back in the larger tank but it may depend on whether or not they have recovered from the initial move. Looking forward to hearing some of the more experienced responses.
    Congrats on the fry, love them!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    A little further from sanity

    Awards Showcase

    No Message - talldutchie Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 This Holiday Swine hopes your 2014 will be simply divine! - Trillianne Thanks again for your help yesterday - Slaphppy7 
    Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Mommy1. - Strider199 Cheers.  Have some of my hang-over cure. Happy New Year - Cliff Happy New Year! - KingFisher Happy Birthday. - Taurus 
    Happy Birthday. - gadget228 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 for putting up with my bad timing - Cliff Congrats on MOTM. - gadget228 For most awesome avatar of the day. lol  Love it. - KevinVA Thank you so much for the Rep!! - steeler58 


    0 Not allowed!
    The more the merrier with cory, I would put them all together in the same 10g until the barbels heal. As long as it is temporary it should be fine. Is there a reason they can't go into the 75? As long as it is well maintained and doesn't have sharp substrate they should heal in the 75 just as well as in the 10.

    Ninja'd by Judy! She types faster than I do.
    Last edited by mommy1; 06-26-2013 at 01:24 PM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

  4. #4


    0 Not allowed!
    well the 75 contains the same things the 55 did, I really think it was the stress of the rams and possibly lack of food (everyone goes after the sinking catfish pellets) that caused the initial stress

    For now, I figured until there barbels heal up, they all start acting good (a few weeks ago i had one that would swim in spirals and then kinda float away while laying on the bottom)

    Right now in the 10g with the 7 they seem very happy to school and play, I will move the other 3 up to be with them, (so 10 1" fish in a 10g.. thats good right ;) <- sarcasm)

    Also, note that these 10g tanks have two sponge filters ea that are rated for up to 20g per sponge so 40g worth of sponge filtration and planted with a large floating clump of hornwort - might be helping to reduce the stress also
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts