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Discussion in 'Welcome: Introduce Yourself & Learn More About TFF' started by swansong, May 17, 2019.

  1. swansong

    swansong New Member

    May 17, 2019
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    Good evening :)

    I am returning to fishkeeping after several years away and as of yesterday, May 16, I am the owner of a 74 litre Ciano 80 LED aquarium. The aquarium came as a kit with LED hood light, 100w heater and CF80 filter. I also bought a Marina 75 airpump to run Aquael Airlights. The aquarium has the usual sand, gravel, plants and something for the fish to amuse themselves chasing around and through :)

    The aquarium is currently on a fishless cycle assisted by filter bacteria kickstart & aquasafe additives.

    In two weeks time I shall be sorting the fish...

    6 each of the following : Neon Tetra, Black Neon Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora & Cardinal Tetra

    1 Crown Tail or Dumbo Fighter

    1 Bristlenose Pleco

    Looking out for basic advice, opinions and just to learn new tricks since things have changed since I last had fish.
  2. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fish Crazy

    May 8, 2019
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    Lexington KY.
    Do you mean a crowntail or dumbo ear betta? (It’s called many tings, just making shure! ;))

    I would say try it. In my experience, dumbo ear bettas aren’t as aggressive as other types, so I would go with a DE. :)

    The stocking list sounds fine, but don’t put all of them in at once!! Out a couple in, and then separate if it gets nasty. For community tanks with betta fish, I like to put the new fin in a breeder box or plastic see-through cup, and see if the betta try’s to peck at any of the other fish, before I release them into the tank.

    The pleco will be fine. They have hard body’s, and armored shells, it won’t be a problem. :)
  3. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Fish Fanatic

    Aug 20, 2018
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    Dayton, OH
    Umm...that's overstocked. First of all, a BN pleco CAN live in a 76l, but that's really pushing it. I'd go with a clown pleco instead. Having more that one school in a small tank is detrimental to the schooling fish because it is stressful, and that's too many fish to have them all.

    I'd go with:

    8 of either: Neon Tetra, Black Neon Tetra or Cardinal Tetra


    6 Harlequin Rasboras

    Along with

    1 Betta
    1 Clown Pleco

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