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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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BottomDweller said:
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.
Yes, please all advice welcome

MaddieTaylah said:
Off topic but your schooling fish need larger groups.
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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BottomDweller said:
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
With it being a 20 gallon tank what should or can I do regarding stocking? The tank is around 74 degrees...
 

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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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BottomDweller said:
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
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...
 

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JHBROWNE said:
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...
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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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.
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
 

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Clown plecos are one of the shyer types of pleco. I don't think you're doing anything wrong
 
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Clown plecos are one of the shyer types of pleco. I don't think you're doing anything wrong
Thank you... I was feeling bad...when I upgraded to the 20 I made sure to keep his hideaway...
 

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