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Are These Too Many Fish For 28L Tank?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by maisy12345, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. maisy12345

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    Hi ,I`m planning to have 4 glowlight tetra, 4 neon tetra ,2 corries and 2 shrimps,would this be overstocked?

     
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    How big is the tank? length width height?

    Have you thought about maybe a betta splenden with a couple of corries, or otherwise maybe a couple of dwarf puffer fish?
     
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    Yes in 28 liters your best off with one species and shrimps - or a very carefully selected mix of micro species.

    I would go with 6 of one species of tetra and 6 shrimps. OR if you could get them a school of micro rasbora like galaxy rasboras and a trio of pygmy gourami might work

    Wills
     
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    Hi have already got 4 glowlight tetra ,and 2 corries though ,forgot to mention,the tank is height 12 inches ,width 12 inches ,depth 11 inches
     
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    We're a right pair aren't we lol. Thank god for evryone here they're so helpful. I've learnt so much in just a week.
     
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    I would leave it at that, maybe get a african dwarf frog for something stange :shifty:
     
  7. maisy12345

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    Hi Marie,I know ,me too,have only got a 28l tank ,but am already thinking of getting a bigger one,not yet though until I`ve found out more,but am really fascinated by them ,must be getting old,have already started to like gardening ,lol!

    Hi Nelly,no way not into frogs ,yet
     
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    Lol the addiction will only get worse, i ended up with 8 tanks, the biggest being 566litres, breeding tanks and most species only.
    But i had to sell them all so i could move,
    It takes time, just enjoy what you have, if you can upgrade then do so, gives you more opportunity :good:

    Hi Nelly,no way not into frogs ,yet
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    :lol:
     
  9. maisy12345

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    Anyone else please ,i need all the advice on offer,really want 2 shrimps,think they `re called Armano,have already got 4 glowlight tetra and 2 corries ,and want another few small colourful fish,are these too many
     
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    28 litres is really small; you don't want to push it to far as you have no room for leeway in a tank that size.

    An ammonia or nitrite problem can spiral out of control very quickly.

    The shrimp won't add much to your bio load, so they'd be ok, but fish-wise I'd possibly add another cory or a couple more glowlights and be happy with that, tbh
     
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    2 corys would be rather lonely in a very small tank, they are a schooling fish and need to be kept in at least 5+ i certainly couldnt advise more fish for the tank. A better option would be to take the corys back or rehome them somewhere and get the 4 neons instead. :(
     
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    +1

    Although I'd always go for the 6+ of corys.
     
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    yeah more is better, i have 25 :eek:
     
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    Not in a 28l though :crazy:

    what substrate have you got, maisy? Cories really do much better on sand. If you've got gravel; maybe take the cories back and have another two or even three glowlights and some shrimp?

    That would be a really nice looking little tank, I think
     
  15. maisy12345

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    Hi ,thanks for all your replies ,i`ve got chunky gravel ,only got 2 corries as man at pets at home said it would be alright ,come to think of it ,he never had much more in tank,was going to have only 1 +1 corrie amd shrimp.
    And he claimed he had degree in fish,whatever that means,really stuck know as wanted interesting tank ,originally was planning 4 glowlight tetra,2 corries ,2 shrimp ,and 3 guppies,back to drawing board then!!! :(
     

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