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Old 01-07-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
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Stocking a 6


I recieved an Eclipse Six as a gift, and am going to go ahead and do a small planted tank. I think I will either breed some cherry shrimp in it or stock 3 panda corys. However, I am still open for suggestions, and since there are very few fish that would fit comfortably in such a small tank I wanted your opinions. Any fish in this tank would only be there for about 6 months. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-07-2005, 06:08 AM   #2
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Why not just have a couple oto's and make the rest of the stock shrimp and decorative snails (like Zebra's)?
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:29 AM   #3
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go ahead and put in three or so ottos, a few shrimp, and some neons. That would look really sweet
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I don't know if this is overstock or not, but I would just put a small school of 4-5 neon tetras and 2-3 otos.

I don't think neon tetras would require much space unless your 6g is somewhat like a jungle then I would go with a different choice.
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If you use small fish and shrimp and do a decent job of cycling, you can get a lot in there without much of a problem. My Eclipse 6 has about 30 guppies in there of the common variety, and about a dozen ghost shrimp. It is also planted, though not heavily. The water quality is high enough that I haven't lost a single ghost shrimp and they are kind of sensitive to water conditions.
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Old 01-08-2005, 03:08 AM   #6
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You could do a small group (4-5) Endlers Live Bearers or Ember Tetras.

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12 neoon tetras but replace the media with a hagen bio ring or azoo bio rings wroks very well.
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Why not just have a couple oto's and make the rest of the stock shrimp and decorative snails (like Zebra's)?
I think I might just do that, but I wonder if that would be overkill (cherries and otos) until I have an outbreak of algae. Endlers isn't a bad idea, at least I could do a few males.

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would not be overkill at all, just supplement them with a bit of food. endlers sounds good
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Well i traded the eclipse for a Minibow 7 and got it setup yesterday. I decided to stick with a small tank because it fit so well in my room, and couldn't find the fish I wanted locally, which were a pair of German Blue Rams and a pair of bristlenose plecos. Well today I went to two stores looking for some fish for my tank and of course, found a bunch of great looking bristlenose plecos and rams. Oh well...I assume that the rams would not do well in the 7 because there would not be enough room for the female to escape the male if he got aggressive?

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