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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Considering microfish for 29 biocube, need advice!

Okay, so I just got a 29 biocube for Christmas, and I'm working on stocking. One thing I'm thinking I may do is keep a leaf fish and an African butterflyfish in it, but I'm also considering something else. Microfish. Here's what I'm thinking of:
25-ish microrasboras, at least. Possibly two or more species.
At least 10 celestial pearl danios.
15 or so dwarf cories (Habrosus)
3 sparkling gouramis

And I'm trying to figure out which I'd prefer... Would this stocking work? Not with the leaf-fish and African butterfly, of course, those would eat the micros all up.
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TBH, I like the look of lots of small fish way better than the look of a one or two larger fish. As far as the numbers, you could probably push it even farther, especially with those CPDs. They're real beauts



3.5 gallon- Dwarf Cories
10 gallon- Cories
5.5- Khuli Loaches and Golden Tetras
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How much will all of these species school? Will they stay in a group or do they just scatter all over?
I love all these little fish, I'm just trying to decide if I love the awesome oddballs more.
I may look for Malayan pygmy cats... I saw them for sale on Aquabid once, and they're supposed to stay under two inches. I'm wondering if those could go in a mini fish tank, I'm not sure if I'd like them in there...
I'm probably going to have a lot of cherry shrimp in the tank, since those little fish can't eat the adult shrimp. If I heavily plant the tank, do you suppose something might be willing to breed for me? Maybe the CPDs?
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what about rummynose tetras & pygmy cories?
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If you're planning on putting shrimp you might have to put something over the filter inlet, Not sure how the biocube 29 is but i have a biocube 8 shrimp tank & I had to modify the inlets
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I'm getting rummies for my bigger community tank. This tank is going to be for tiny-tiny fish, anything larger than a pygmy cory has to be sort of a centerpiece fish.
Ooh, badis maybe? I love badis.
Yeah, I figured that I'd have to do something with the inlets... I'm thinking put some mesh over them. Would that work? I could hide it with either some rock or some mesh. I'd have to do that even if I didn't get shrimp, since the fish are so darn tiny they might be able to get in through the slits.
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I used this kind of microfiber mesh so the baby shrimp don't get sucked in, if you just want the adults to survive then you could get away with a larger mesh. I also had to install a different pump with slower flow because the original biocube pump would overflow due to the restriction of my mesh, experiment with different sizes to see what works for you
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I'll mess around with it a bit... Maybe I can put large mesh on the intakes, then put a smaller mesh on the slits that let the water into the second container.
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