20g Rainbowfish - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
alohamonte's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlantis
Posts: 245
20g Rainbowfish

After some bad luck with cardinal tetras (RIP), I'm getting interested in an all rainbowfish tank.

20g tall is currently a home to 8 celebes rainbowfish and some ottos.

The plan would be to add 10 dwarf neon rainbowfish next.

Then maybe a single turquiose rainbowfish as the centerpiece?

Thoughts?

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

20g Tall Low Tech Planted
alohamonte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Planted Tank Nation
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 889
I like the plan of an all rainbowfish tank. The turquiose rainbow is too big for a 20 however....

good luck
mitchfish9 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:18 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
tobystanton's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/83%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: honolulu
Posts: 314
That's a lot of fish for a 20g
tobystanton is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:40 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
kuni's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 433


Sounds like the tank is close to full already. I wouldn't recommend adding more fish.
kuni is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 01:54 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
shinycard255's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 1,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuni View Post


Sounds like the tank is close to full already. I wouldn't recommend adding more fish.
+1 I wouldn't add anymore either


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Who would have thought that plants like dirt?!
shinycard255 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 01:57 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
Quote:
Originally Posted by shinycard255 View Post
+1 I wouldn't add anymore either
Also do not add more. Celebes rainbow likes some salt. Dwarfs do not.

Pick one or the other.
Dwarf neons are awesome i have 7 in my 29. The males are stunning especially when the flash their yellow strip and flex their fins to "display" to females and other males

Sump Pimp #7

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
alohamonte's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlantis
Posts: 245
Here's a picture of my 20g which is about a month old. Home to 8 rainbows, 3 ottos, and some inverts.

I won a bid for 10 dwarf neon rainbows which now I'm a bit worried it's too much fish for the tank I might be giving some away.

Just a cell phone pic from this morning.

The plants are doing well. I bought most of them in an emersed state so the swords particularly are growing new leaves and shedding the emersed ones. Some staghorn aglae towards the taller plants so I reduced the photo period from 12 hours to 9.


Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

20g Tall Low Tech Planted
alohamonte is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

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:
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:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome