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Stocking question

Postby peter212693 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:07 am

Hello all,

I currently have a full cycled fluval roma 200 running an external Aquamanta EFX 400 filter rated for 400l. My current stock is below:

12 Neon Tetras
8 Rummynose Tertas
1 Bristlenose Plec
5 Cherry Barbs (2 Males 3 Females)
6 Five Banded Barbs
6 Zebra Danios
4 Clown Loaches

Now im thinking of re homing the clowns sooner rather than when they get a little larger to give them a better life. My question is if I do how many more and what would I top the tank up with? Aqadviser advises, as an example I would add 5 zebra loachs and 6 black phantom tetras and be just right on the stocking and continuing to do my 30% (60l) PWC each week. This is not necessarily what I want just using it as an example.

What do you think is the best approach?

Thanks all :)
12 Neon Tetras
8 Rummynose Tertas
1 Bristlenose Plec
5 Cherry Barbs (2 Males 3 Females)
6 Five Banded Barbs
6 Zebra Danios
5 Harlequin Rasboras
6 Zebra Loaches
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Re: Stocking question

Postby Carylnz » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:58 am

Zebra loaches would be a great addition but I would not add another species of other fish, I would add to one of the existing species eg rummys, cherry barbs, 5 banded barbs or zebra danios
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Re: Stocking question

Postby peter212693 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:19 am

How many more would you add? If thats the case aqadvisor would say I can another 10 of this size....
12 Neon Tetras
8 Rummynose Tertas
1 Bristlenose Plec
5 Cherry Barbs (2 Males 3 Females)
6 Five Banded Barbs
6 Zebra Danios
5 Harlequin Rasboras
6 Zebra Loaches
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Re: Stocking question

Postby Carylnz » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:06 am

I would be wary of adding 10. I know you have good filtration and water maintenance but if something goes wrong while you are out, too many fish means major problems quickly and little leeway for error.
5 would be the most I would add.
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