Advice Adding A Rescue To My Community…

  1. JHBROWNE

    JHBROWNE Valued Member Member

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    Ok, I rescued this little platty almost 2 weeks ago from a very neglected take as seen in the pictures. He has had a 5 day treatment with Lifeguard, has been in a clean heated quarantine tank with a bubbler and filter. He is very active, hearty appetite, meets me at the side for food. So
    my question is when can/should I move him to my 20 gallon community tank. Is it going to have a negative affect given he has been on his own for a very long time? My community tank has Corys, 4 bloodfins, 2 Red-Eye Tetras, and I’m pretty sure one Clown Pleco however he never comes out of his barrel and when I do see him he rolls his eyes and scoots the minute I blink.
     
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    I would quarantine him for at least 4 weeks. If he appears healthy after 4 weeks you can add him to your tank. He should be fine with the other fish, platies are very peaceful.

    You have some stocking issues if you'd like to discuss them.
     
  3. TySabol

    TySabol Valued Member Member

    I think after being in the quarantine for a week he should be fine to move. I don't see him having a problem with being in the community tank considering he'll have a ton of space and you don't have that many other fish.
     




  4. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylah Well Known Member Member

    Off topic but your schooling fish need larger groups.
     
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    JHBROWNE

    JHBROWNE Valued Member Member

    Yes, please all advice welcome :)

    Any all recommendations welcome :)

    In the community tank The others are 2 albino 2 peppered and 3 each of theses guys

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  6. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    The bloodfins, red eye tetras and each type of cory need to be in groups of 6+
    The peppered cories need cooler water than the clown pleco
     
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    JHBROWNE

    JHBROWNE Valued Member Member

    With it being a 20 gallon tank what should or can I do regarding stocking? The tank is around 74 degrees...
     
  8. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    I would do this
    6-8 Bloodfin tetras
    6-8 Cories of one type, not a mixture
    1 Platy

    You could add a couple of non schooling fish to that mixture
     
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    JHBROWNE

    JHBROWNE Valued Member Member

    Is this in addition to what I already have, to complete the schools or would that be total for a 20 gallon I would hate to over stock...I can say my corys love each other, however the peppers kind of keep to them selves...
     
  10. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    What I suggested would be the full stocking. Your schooling fish need to be in groups of 6+ but if you upped all your schools to 6 then you would be overstocked.
     
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    JHBROWNE

    JHBROWNE Valued Member Member

    I have a stocked 10 gallon also maybe I can swap some out to even the schools up

    Any suggestions on the pleco are they always that anti social or am I doing something wrong with the lil brat lol
     
  12. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Clown plecos are one of the shyer types of pleco. I don't think you're doing anything wrong
     
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    JHBROWNE

    JHBROWNE Valued Member Member

    Thank you... I was feeling bad...when I upgraded to the 20 I made sure to keep his hideaway...