Advice Adding A Rescue To My Community…

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JHBROWNE, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. JHBROWNEValued MemberMember


    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. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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. TySabolValued MemberMember

    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. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    Off topic but your schooling fish need larger groups.
  5. JHBROWNEValued MemberMember

    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. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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
  7. JHBROWNEValued MemberMember

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

    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
  9. JHBROWNEValued MemberMember

    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. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  11. JHBROWNEValued MemberMember

    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. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

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

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