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Thread: Temp Recovery Home Stocking
06-26-2013, 01:56 PM #1
Temp Recovery Home Stocking
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
06-26-2013, 02:19 PM #2
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.
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06-26-2013, 02:22 PM #3
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.
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06-26-2013, 02:27 PM #4
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