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Stocking my 30L

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Oli Pocock, Mar 10, 2017.

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What fish can I stock

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  2. Galaxy rasbora

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  3. Both

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  4. Other

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  1. Oli Pocock

    Oli Pocock New Member

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    I set up a 30l tank about a week ago, just letting it do what it need to for about another 3 weeks, Heavily planted, daily liquid co2 bla bla bla... my questions are;
    1. Could I stock 6 galaxy rasbora and 2 killi fish In this tank?
    2. If I was to add shrimp to this mix would it throw my parameters off?
    3. If not I still want my galaxy's but could you sagest another slightly bigger fish that would stand out, not sure if I'm feeling a Betta and my 50L has dwarf gouramis so there also out the running plus I personally think it's a tad small for dwarfs
     
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    Oli Pocock New Member

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    Thanks I read though the links, good bit of bed time reading but it still doesn't help me
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Oli

    The first link would help you with how many fish you could have and the second will tell you what fish are suitable if decide to keep Shrimp.
    The http://www.aqadvisor.com/ will answer that question for you as you have only given us the empty tank capacity and, nothing about filtration or heating.
    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmm. If I was you, I would purchase a group of chilli rasboras. They are pretty, small, and easy to care for. 30 litres is quite small, so your stocking options are quite limited.
     
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    If you want a simple and straightforward answer, running a 30 liter tank with fish is a terrible idea, especially with killifish unless you are trying to breed them. They can be quite aggressive and annoying to care for, especially since they jump quite a bit. Galaxy rasboras can be very finicky and would benefit from a 60 liter or higher tank.

    I would go in a different route. I would stock shrimp in such a tank. The links keith gave you should have answered your questions. These questions can be answered on aqadvisor.com! Hopefully you figure it out.

    Shane
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Oli

    We have both given you excellent advice now it's completely up to you.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Oli

    I notice in the Votes you have voted your self as "Other".

    Does this mean you are not changing your mind ?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  10. Oli Pocock

    Oli Pocock New Member

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    No im just going to stock it with shrimp and maybe one beta but il get the shrimp in fist to do there thing, think I may some leopard tigers and maybe some blue gell
     
  11. keithgh

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    Only one question. Why?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  12. Shane P.

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    Bettas are known to choke on shrimp! Beware!

    Shane
     
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  13. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a personal opinion a 30lt tank could be considered to small plus, unless the top is fully covered it will possibly jump out, they are great jumpers.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Oli Pocock New Member

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    Thank you for the advice on betas choking on shrimp I had no idea
     
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    Any updates on what you are thinking/doing re the Inhabitants of your tank?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I just have a dwarf gourami in it and shrimp, nothing els il upload some pics in a bit
     
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