Thx that makes me feel more confident, I know I'll have to take some platies out, they're huge and poop so much. I moved 4 fry to the 9g already, but I don't think it can sustain them and shrimp, the filter is very weak. The 5g has better filtration and the same footprint (just 1/2 as tall).
Lol, those were the cheapest otos and neons I've seen. Regular are $2.59 and $3.
Read some conflicting things about CPDs, some say they should be kept in 5+, others say the males spar with each other and you should only have 1 male and while they're good to keep in a group they're not a true schooling species. I would really keep it at 3 now and see.
The 6.6g is 24" long, so I think you have more leeway with dwarf cories. Leopards go up to 2" though, but pygmaeus are perfect. You're overfiltering it?
Your pond is understocked no? Can you move your leopards in there? Guess you would never see them though. Is the pond planted? You should do a journal for it
Are you going to try and sell them? you could simply use it as a grow out tank.
My LFS takes in fish for store credit.
Theres always conflicting info in the internet. Makes it hard to research.
From what I've seen. They aren't schooling.. But they do like company.
I see them. They are sort of like my sparkling gourami's. They play chase for a couple seconds, then circle one another for a few more second. Then they do a sort of sparing thing. But they don't actually hurt one another.
Its more... This is where I am.. Know that..
I dont know..
They do not actually nip or tear at anything though.
Sort of looks more like playing than fighting.
I can also tell that they like company.
I don't think keeping them in small groups or singularly would be detrimental. But I can still they they do enjoy the company of one another.
They swim together and eat together and hang out in a little group all over my tank.
I don't know... Two more doesnt sound too bad.
I'm gonna wait at least a week though. Give my filter time to catch up.
See how they behave once they have been in for a little while.
Besides I'm treating one of them right now for finrot and I only like to treat one fish at a time. Or I start to get overwhelmed. I will treat all of them at once if I have to.
But I do try and buy fish one at a time and treat them individually.
I felt ok with the cories from Msjninkzd and gourami BobsTropical because they quarantine before they sell...
Hes the one that had the ich spot.
After the spot fell off in the salt treatment it became evident that he had the beginning stages of finrot.
All over his back fin and a little on his right pectoral.
The salt treatment helped alot but I'm still working on it.
His pectoral is all better but his tail fin is basically gone. He has the lower 1/3 of it left.
The fin rot itself looks to be just about gone. Now for the actual healing to start on it. Hoping it regrows. The lack of one doesnt seem to affect him at all. But still... Not having a fin is pretty sad.
I have alot of leeway with the dwarf cories and other smaller species.
The leopard cories are in too small of a tank though.
I really want them out.
But I love them so and arent willing to sell them.
I'm looking for a cube, or a deep tank.
Like really deep.
Hopefully cheap as well.
I want it to be at least 20 gallons. To house a pair of german blue rams, and the leopard cories. Possible some other species as well..
But I can't seem to find anything.
My 5.5 and 6.6 have Aquaclear 20's on them. Which is more than enough filter to keep up with my stocking levels.
And they both have a prefilter sponge over the intake.
Which IMO add a huge layer of mechanical and biological filtration in my tanks.
Actually my pond is overstocked.
30 gallons per fancy goldfish. Honestly more like 50 if you want them to reach full potential.
And the one I have is only 45 gallons.
However they are just babies. Maybe the size of... my palm.
They don't fill my hand, but do fill my palm, excluding fins.
It is planted, but I'm waiting for it to start filling in before posting pics. I have a water lilly growing in there and am waiting for it to reach the surface and start flowering.
I did start a journal though.
Captain Harlocks Chest of Eden.
Havent linked it because theres no photos or anything.
Plus I thought it was a 30 gallon tub, but it was a 21 gallon tub. And I could tell it was too small for the lily. And I was going to upgrade it.
I just re did it and upgraded to a 45 gallon tub.
I'm actually going to start construction on a 700 gallon pond sometime this spring or summer. And am going to eventually transfer over these two to that pond. And eventually add in 10 more to the 700 gallon.
My oranda is Captain Harlock. As he only has one eye.
I did consider putting the cories in there though. Since the goldfish are so small it really wouldnt hurt the waterfall filter I have set up.
But even with the heater in there its just enough to stave off the cold.
Since the goldies were so small when I got them I put in a heater to keep them a little warmer while they built up fat reserves.
Since upgrading, on high, its enough to just barely keep the temp in the 60's.
Pretty soon though the water should warm up nicely and stay warm. I could keep them in there once that happens. Bump my pygmaeus school up. And work on getting them a bigger tank before Fall...