Yeah. Not sure I'm getting one or not. I was planning on 8 Panda Cories in the bottom of my 20 long. Might only be able to do 6 with a BN. Not too sure how I feel about that. I really want one for some reason. Plus I have a bit of an algae problem it could help me with. Lol. Also figured the little poop machine would help live plants grow a bit. Especially floaters.Get some good algae wafers. My BN likes the ones with zucchinI added in. He/she will also eat fish flakes and bottom feeder wafers. So far he/she won't touch any veggies, but maybe you'll have more luck.
I kept mine at 2" in a 5.5 qt tank for over a week with other fish and didn't have any issues. Just keep him/her in there as long as you need and keep an eye on water parameters. I will add that I did 3 PWC's a week or more since I had so many fish in there at once. They all did great though.
That makes me lean towards not getting one. The tank in question though is my hopefully soon to be betta community complete with betta. So I don't want it fully stocked for his sake.I go back and forth about keeping mine all the time. I could have a lot more fish if I didn't have him/her.
This is what mine looks like. I've come to not trust this site though.Well since you are Planning on Corys I would go with more Corys over the BN.
I have both in my 29 and while it hasn't limited the number of Corys I have (both schools are good sizes) it has limited the number of other fish I can add.
This is my stocking level onwith the fish I have and the BN.
"You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.
Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 148%.View attachment 339078
Recommended water change schedule: 34% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 110%. "
This is my stocking level if I remove the BN and add 8 ChilI Rasboras which are some fish I really want.
You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.
Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 148%.View attachment 339079
Recommended water change schedule: 35% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 111%. "
Yeah, I'm working on moving the cories. Unfortunately, it's going to take some time. What exactly is a good temp range for a BN? Seen people on here keep them with angels in 80 degree water. Lastly, why only 1-2 nerites? Or is that if I got the BN?
BNs need 70-76f with their ideal being around 72-73f.