Yeah I believe people say minimum for schooling fish is 6 fish. Those fish are quite pretty. If you want plants maybe get some plants that have a grass like look for them to swim through? Yet you can see them
I want to put live plants I'm just afraid I'll end up killing it with improper care
If you do skunk loaches, do more than 6. You have more room.I plan to set up a 55 g semI aggressive community tank and move my betta back to his 10G with some Harlequin Rasboras or shrimp I haven't decided yet. My stocking ideas for the 55 are as follows
1 Red Tail Shark
1 Electric/Metallic Blue Acara
1 Common Plecostomus (I already own)
6 (3M/3F) Turquoise Rainbow Fish
6 (3M/3F) Millennium or Banded Rainbow Fish
6 Zebra or Skunk Loaches
I'm not sure I haven't decided. I figured when the time came that he needed to be in a larger tank I would know what I had to do. It's gonna kill me to get rid of him but if I can't upgrade for him in time I'm going to re-home. I have to do what's best for him/her no matter how attached I am.If you do skunk loaches, do more than 6. You have more room.
Are you going to rehome or upgrade for the common pleco when it is bigger?
The red tail could be aggressive, a rainbow shark would be a little less aggressive.
Hey I can't find any BDBS at my local stores an I really wanted it to :/ costs around $40+ to have it shipped. Any safer sands I can buy locally that are relatively cheap? I heard silica/play sand is not safe is there anything else though I need to find it before 2 weeks.. the only sand I have here is pool filter sand which I think is also silica.I think at some point you will want to switch to sand for the Pleco. It will be easier on its stomach. Plus you will bring out more of its natural behavior of digging in sand.
I recommend Black Diamond Blasting Sand (BDBS).
Fairly cheap, it's only 9 bucks for a 50lb bag. Or you can use playground or pool filter sand.
Actually my 10 gallon Aquarium kit came with an adjustable 25Watt heater that kept the 10 gallon at 78°F.. and the minI heater I have is actually a 10 wattage.. it says online that it's good for a 5 gallon that's why I was trying to find out if I could temporarily use half the 10 gallon space with a 10 watt and 10 gallon sponge filter plus if using the bio-wheel would make a difference or not without the pad? Like I said I only plan to have it like this less than a month I know it's far from ideal but can it be done with minimal effect to my betta?Oh boy! Can you get a 50w heater soon for the 10g? I dunno how making the the tank half way full with a 25w would work as I haven't heard of that before. It could work perhaps. I have heard of several people using pool filter sand with great success
Nice! Do you feed your Pleco blanched veggies like I do? Also do you think the mix of 20/40 and 30/60 will be physically safe for my fishes skin? I know 30/60 is preferred for larger grain size but assuming I have a Menards brand or Off brand bag of slag I want to see if you think it's just a safe as the black diamond.I have been told 2-3 inches should be safe from gas pockets. I'm still gonna poke around in my 55 gallon to be safe. Besides I'm getting cories and a BN Pleco. They will help stir up the sand
Sounds like that would be fine.Okay so I called my local Menards and they have this stuff called Black Blast, it says it's a mix of 20/40 and 30/60 it's a 50 pound bag it's recycled coal slag and it's silica free will this be safe I already bought it but haven't done anything with it yet. Also with this sand do I have to worry about gas pockets? I read something about the sand has to have Oxygen all throughout it so gas doesn't build up or you have to sift through the sand regularly to keep it from building up... I don't plan on getting my entire arm soaked reaching into a 55 gal tank just to stir some sand unless I'm cleaning the tank.
I've had the best luck with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Asparagus, and Green Beans! Also for a more sweet treat I've given mine a grape, I just peeled one part of the skin off and he does the rest lol.. carrots don't seem to be a big hit though.I will be feeding my Pleco veggies and seeing what he likes. I hopefully will have Stucky by October!! The sand should be fine. I have just heard that cleaning the finer sand can be more time consuming.
I've had the best luck with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Asparagus, and Green Beans! Also for a more sweet treat I've given mine a grape, I just peeled one part of the skin off and he does the rest lol.. carrots don't seem to be a big hit though.
So this is what I wake up to lol
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Apparently he has mad himself a hammock