20g breeding tank max stocking

SinisterCichlids

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I believe 7-10 would be appropriate if you are trying to breed.
 
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AcornTheBetta

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SinisterCichlids said:
I believe 7-10 would be appropriate if you are trying to breed.
I was going to breed both. 10 of each max?
 

SinisterCichlids

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Don't know much about platy's but 10 platys and 10 corys seem about right to me. Check this article out.
 

SinisterCichlids

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That website/link said 12 in a 30 gallon. Considering youre also doing platys, I think my recommendation of 10 was about right haha.
 

SinisterCichlids

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SinisterCichlids said:
That website/link said 12 in a 30 gallon. Considering youre also doing platys, I think my recommendation of 10 was about right haha.
Thanks for the follow brother. I appreciate it and followed you back. Take a look on my page, I posted some pictures of my breeding mbuna that you might be interested in!
 

MacZ

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I'd not try to breed them in the same tank.
It's likely the platies eat the cory eggs and will multiply themselves very quickly. In a 20 you will have a problem with overstocking soon and platies are not going to be ripped from your hands unless you have a rare but popular colour variation.
Also platies like hard water, while cories like soft water.
With the aggressive breeding behaviour of the platies, maybe a 30 or 40 for them would be the better choice anyway.
I would do a tank each.
 
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AcornTheBetta

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MacZ said:
I'd not try to breed them in the same tank.
It's likely the platies eat the cory eggs and will multiply themselves very quickly. In a 20 you will have a problem with overstocking soon and platies are not going to be ripped from your hands unless you have a rare but popular colour variation.
Also platies like hard water, while cories like soft water.
With the aggressive breeding behaviour of the platies, maybe a 30 or 40 for them would be the better choice anyway.
I would do a tank each.
If I switched to that what would be the max amount of corys I could have in the 20g long?
 
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AcornTheBetta

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Also, I'm going to take the eggs out once I see them get laid and wouldn't the corys eat the eggs too? I think I'm going to skip the platys tho.
 

MacZ

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AcornTheBetta said:
If I switched to that what would be the max amount of corys I could have in the 20g long?
Still going for sterbai? About 10. You need room for fry and you have to remember that a cory tank needs a big footprint and doesn't have to be high.

AcornTheBetta said:
Also, I'm going to take the eggs out once I see them get laid and wouldn't the corys eat the eggs too? I think I'm going to skip the platys tho.
They don't eat their own eggs that often, actually. Still, leave some room for eventual eggs/fry you miss.

Good call on scratching the platies. :)
 
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AcornTheBetta

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MacZ said:
Still going for sterbai? About 10. You need room for fry and you have to remember that a cory tank needs a big footprint and doesn't have to be high.
I'm going sterbai. Ok. I'll start with 6 corys and go from there. I'm getting a 20g long for that reason. Are there any easy to breed fish that wouldn't gobble the eggs?
 

MacZ

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AcornTheBetta said:
I'm going sterbai. Ok. I'll start with 6 corys and go from there. I'm getting a 20g long for that reason. Are there any easy to breed fish that wouldn't gobble the eggs?
Spontaneously, from the top of my head I can only think of fish that are either easy to breed OR won't touch the eggs. But not both. Sorry.
 
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AcornTheBetta

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MacZ said:
Spontaneously, from the top of my head I can only think of fish that are either easy to breed OR won't touch the eggs. But not both. Sorry.
Any that won't touch the eggs? I am up for a bit of a breeding challenge. They have to be compatible with sterbai, 80F, and a 20g long. How big do you think my grow out tank for the corys should be? 10g?
 

MacZ

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Fish that won't touch the eggs and fit the tank... maybe Farlowella catfish? Though the tank could be a little small for those. I'd definitely look into other catfish. Stay clear of Otocinclus, though. They are just a constant source of sorrow. (And so tricky, it's not a fun challenge anymore, it's a fight for life or death.)

2x 10g or a second 20g. Once cories start breeding the numbers skyrocket usually. Provided you get them to breed, that is.
 
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