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    Canadian Fish
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    I got lots of stocking advice and suggestions from people and I have been using AqAdvisor to check size and filtration requirements for their suggestions and I came up with these two stocking scenarios for my tanks:

    55 Gallon Community Tank

    20 Gallon Community Tank

    If anyone sees any potential problems or has some better suggestions for the inhabitants I have in mind, please let me know. Thanks!

    #347687

    Eyrie
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    My opinions, but not my tanks

    #347690

    Canadian Fish
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    Well, I can put all my platies in the 20 gallon for sure. My wife’s only request was the bleeding heart tetras. Maybe I could add some to the big tank if I cut it down to this:

    Updated 55 Gallon

    You’ll see I replaced the botia striata with a Red Tailed Shark. Think I could keep one RTS if I add him last, after the rest of the fish have matured into the tank, if I provide him with lots of hiding spaces, and no other bottom dwellers?

    If not, are the botia strata strictly nocturnal, or will I see them during the day if I keep significant numbers?

    Edit: What about YoYo loaches? Are they more likely to be active during the day than botia strata? The Rainbowfish will keep the top half of the tank busy, I’d like the bottom of the tank to be active during the day as well.

    Thanks for the help!

    QUOTE (Eyrie @ Mar 25 2012, 04:16 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    My opinions, but not my tanks
    #347696

    Eyrie
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    Either the striata or the yo-yos would be a better choice than the shark, and either loach species will be active during the day. I certainly see plenty of my striata.

    If domestic bliss is at risk, I’d pick one rainbow fish species and have 7-8 so that you can add 7-8 bleeding hearts. Got to be better than cold food and sleeping in the garage!

    #347698

    Canadian Fish
    Participant

    QUOTE (Eyrie @ Mar 26 2012, 01:06 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Either the striata or the yo-yos would be a better choice than the shark, and either loach species will be active during the day. I certainly see plenty of my striata.

    If domestic bliss is at risk, I’d pick one rainbow fish species and have 7-8 so that you can add 7-8 bleeding hearts. Got to be better than cold food and sleeping in the garage!

    Amen. Unless I wrangle my way into getting another tank so she can have her fish.

    #347701

    Eyrie
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    No pics, because I’m hopeless with a camera, but they’re about 3-3.5″. Must have had them for close to five years now.

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