Too many???
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
Got Fish?
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 277
Default

Too many???


i finally have my water to the proper perameters to house these 2 types of tetras....but am i adding to many in at once?

i have a 30 gallon long already housing 2 rummynose and 2 amano shrimp

i would like to add 5 small neons tetras and 3 rummynose???
__________________
=) I LOVE MY PSP .....and my fish
Got Fish? is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-13-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
BiscuitSlayer
Planted Tank Guru
 
BiscuitSlayer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 2,365
Default

Personally, I don't like to add any more than 4 or 5 fish at a time. If its a new tank, I add even less. Just my oppinion though.
BiscuitSlayer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2007, 01:02 PM   #3
MarkTheShark
Algae Grower
 
MarkTheShark's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 113
Default

You will be fine.
__________________
"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm." -Thomas J Watson-


TheShark's Tank
MarkTheShark is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
JenThePlantGeek
Planted Tank Guru
 
JenThePlantGeek's Avatar
 
PTrader: (36/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 3,143
Send a message via AIM to JenThePlantGeek
Default

Everything already cycled? Heavily planted, or lightly?

My gut feeling says you'll be fine.
__________________
Circle City Aquarium Club (Indianapolis) - VP & Horticulture Awards Program Chair
I <3 Eheim #195
Everyone seems normal... until you get to know them.
JenThePlantGeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2007, 03:27 PM   #5
crazie.eddie
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via ICQ to crazie.eddie Send a message via AIM to crazie.eddie Send a message via MSN to crazie.eddie Send a message via Yahoo to crazie.eddie
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BiscuitSlayer View Post
Personally, I don't like to add any more than 4 or 5 fish at a time. If its a new tank, I add even less. Just my oppinion though.
X2.

I always found neons to be sensitive and I would suggest only adding them to a tank that is fully established. Since you only have 2 fish in there (shrimp do not really create a big bioload), adding 8 more is too much at one time.

Also, you mentioned that you finally got the water to the correct parameters. What do you mean? Are you adjusting the pH or do have the ammonia and nitrites down to 0.
__________________
125 gal (473 liter): Low Tech (1.5wpg PC for 10 hours, no CO2/ferts, gravel substrate), Equipment (72" Coralife PC, Eheim Pro II 2128 w/built in heater, FilStar XP3 w/Hydor ETH201 inline heater), Fish (6*Discus, 2*Angel, 5*Clown loaches, 4*L-018 Gold Nugget pleco, 1*L-260 Queen Arabesque pleco, 7*Cories, Farlowella cat)
crazie.eddie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
Got Fish?
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 277
Default

my tank has been set up for about a month, but i've had this tank for like 5 months, cuz i had to clean it completely out and rescape everything, my tank is lightly planted , but i have a bio wheel thast been pouring the denitryfying bacteria for about 3 weeks, i just wan tto make sure there's no ammonia spike or anythign like that if i add all these fish, bu ti figured the fish ar eso small and my tank is pretty large so it shouldn't really impact the water perametrs that much
__________________
=) I LOVE MY PSP .....and my fish
Got Fish? is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
JenThePlantGeek
Planted Tank Guru
 
JenThePlantGeek's Avatar
 
PTrader: (36/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 3,143
Send a message via AIM to JenThePlantGeek
Default

About a week later - how'd this go? Fish doing ok?
__________________
Circle City Aquarium Club (Indianapolis) - VP & Horticulture Awards Program Chair
I <3 Eheim #195
Everyone seems normal... until you get to know them.
JenThePlantGeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #8
Got Fish?
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 277
Default

Hey guys so i got myself some more rummynose tetras, and it seems that they have naturally found the amount of rummynose that shoul dbe in my tank and that magic number is ....4 XD yupp i'm not going to try to add more rummynoses at this moment, and i think since all of them are about 1 inch long now, i will add possibly a dwraf gourami now instead of several neon tetras.
__________________
=) I LOVE MY PSP .....and my fish
Got Fish? is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2007, 03:30 AM   #9
neilfishguy
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: manhatan ks
Posts: 476
Default

dude get 6 rummynose and 6 neons or none of either...they are schoolers!! and anyway you could have 12 of each and and a dwarf gourami...
neilfishguy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012