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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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20gal Long Rescape and Restock

So I'm debating about rescaping my 20 gal long. Wouldn't mind if somebody would give me their opinion of the stocking list.

Already have:

-2 Panda Garra
-3-4 Otos

Thinking of adding:

2-4(?) Scarlet Badis
4-6(?) Clown Killi
RCS???

And I have a betta that I would like to put in the main tank to clear up some room.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 03:39 AM
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Your list sounds good enough for me.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 09:52 PM
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you could do the badis or killi but not with the RCS. They would be hunting the shrimp too much but you never know from fish to fish. I would do the Badis if it were my tank.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Think ghost shrimp would do any better? Or still be tasty fish snacks....
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:33 AM
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Ghost shrimp would likely fare much better (and they're so cheap you can just buy more if they get eaten). Another option might be to start a rcs colony first and then introduce the fish, so the shrimp have time to create a sustainable population even while getting occasionally hunted down.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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When to the big city fish stores but none had the badis or killis. Ended up getting some pencil fish. So hopfully I can find some next time.
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Ghost shrimp also get large enough to take down fish like badis and killies. Get RCs and badis but start a colony of RCs first
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Will they hunt down full size rcs or just munch on shrimplets?
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