Final Stock

Lance0414

I finished the Danio stock and wanted to run the finale stock by others to make sure it will work. This is a 24 Gallon tank(24"x 12"x 19-20"), Temp.-75'F, Planned Stock-
1 Bolivian Ram(Have)
8 Danios(4 Zebra, 4 Leopard) (Have)
1 Dwarf Gourami or 1 Male Swordtail or 1 Dwarf Flag Cichlid
10 Java Loaches(Have been told they would work better than other Loaches)
I also put the BN Pleco back into the 36 Gallon as she started terrorizing the Danios)
Thanks in Advance.

Also the tank will be planted with Amazon Sword, Java Fern, and Anacharis(Floating and Planted).
 

Anders247

Looks fine to me.
 

Lance0414

Out of the Centerpieces, which would you recommend?

If my LFS doesn't have Java Loaches can I get around 8-12 Otocinclus Affinis instead?
 

Anders247

I'd do the DG.

Yes.
 

Lance0414

So my LFS is having a sale on Cockatoo Cichlids and I was wondering if they would work in stead of the DG.
 

Lance0414

Sorry to bother again but saw some species online today and thought they looked interesting. Would these work instead of the Java Loaches or Centerpiece?
Freshwater Flounder(Heard some are Brackish others Fresh)
Scarlet Badis
Purple Spotted Mogurnda Gudgeon
Peacock Gudgeon
Pygmy Cories(I am pretty sure this is a no, but they were on sale for $8 for 10)
Asian Stone Catfish(Can get 12 for $20)
 

Anders247

So my LFS is having a sale on Cockatoo Cichlids and I was wondering if they would work in stead of the DG.
No.
Sorry to bother again but saw some species online today and thought they looked interesting. Would these work instead of the Java Loaches or Centerpiece?
Freshwater Flounder(Heard some are Brackish others Fresh)
Scarlet Badis
Purple Spotted Mogurnda Gudgeon
Peacock Gudgeon
Pygmy Cories(I am pretty sure this is a no, but they were on sale for $8 for 10)
Asian Stone Catfish(Can get 12 for $20)
I'd only consider the peacock gudgeon out of these, personally.
 

Lance0414

Ok, that is what I though, thanks.

So I went to the LFS about 3 hours ago and they had a healthy stock of Java Loaches, so I went ahead and got 6, they are exploring their new habitat and are digging holes. What surprised me was one was at least 5 inches long while the others around 3 inches.

Last question, if I skip the DG can I get another Schooling Fish(Neon Tetras, Black Neon Tetras, or Bloodfin Tetras), I believe it will be no but I would like to have more options if the DGs are out of stock.
 

Anders247

No.
 

UglyAsian

Well, ottos require a VERY stable tank. You will have to wait at least 3 months. Ottos need a cycled tank that has been running for at least 3 months
 

Lance0414

That's what I thought thanks.
Well, ottos require a VERY stable tank. You will have to wait at least 3 months. Ottos need a cycled tank that has been running for at least 3 months
I have the Loaches already, i'm not getting the Ottos.

So here how the stock now looks
8-10 Java Loaches
7 Danios(For some reason the 8th one dies, either from illness or suicide)
1 Bolivian Ram
1 DG or 2 Peacock Gudgeons? or 1 Dwarf Flag Cichlid
2 Nerite Snails(Black Racer and Horned Zebra?)
Ghost Shrimp

Thanks for all the help Anders.
 

UglyAsian

That feels overstocked to me
 

Anders247

That's fine.
 

Lance0414

That's fine.
With the Peacock Gudgeons, what should I know. I know they need meaty food and floating plants, which I have but don't know anything else. I plan on redecorating the tank because I found a nice piece of hollow wood I want to cover in moss and won't add any other fish until the redecorating is done.
 

Anders247

They don't need floating plants, I don't have any. They just need a cave or some cover.
 

Lance0414

They don't need floating plants, I don't have any. They just need a cave or some cover.
Ok, Thanks. Is their anything I should worry about gender wise or would any mix work. Also would they bother the Danios or vise-versa?

Turns out the 5" Black Kuhli/Java Loach is actually a Pangio Anguillaris. Will it group with my Java Loaches and is there anything special I need to know about it. I believe one of the other Loaches might be the same species. Would a group of 5 of each species work?

Derailing the thread for a second. Ok so I am buying some Java Moss as a carpet(Cheap but Hardy) and the only reasonable piece is from the UK, $1 for a 3"x 3" grid and was wondering if the Moss would survive the 8-12 day trip. Thanks.
 

Lance0414

Some Pictures of the Fish(I finished the stock and all the fish are so far doing well)
 

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Anders247

They look great!
 

Lance0414

Went to my LFS for the Ghost Shrimp today but they were out of stock, so I went to look at the other fish and noticed a Yellow Glo Danio in the Guppy stock, so I grabbed him and when I got home I noticed that the Danio came with 2 hitch hikers. So I now have 2 Guppies to look after, One looks like a King Cobra Male, and the Other a Fancy Female. So I added another Filter to the tank to help with their Bio-Load, it is a Topfin 10 older version, and I will soon get a better filter(Marina S20). I will show pictures once they get settled into their home. This is the reason I look at the fish the employee gives me before leaving, but today I forgot.

Tank after wood was added-View media item 240094
 

Lance0414

Male Guppy died and I believe the Gourami was the culprit due to similar coloring, flowing fins, and that he is getting jerkish at feeding time to the Loaches. Should I get another Female Guppy or a Male to give this Female company? Here she is-
While taking pictures my Ram came to the glass-
 

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Lance0414

Turns out that the Guppies were supposed to be in the bag, it was buy 1 get 2 free, so the employee figured I would like the Guppies. So I returned the dead Guppy and I got a new one for free and because that one died the employee said I could have another, so I got a Blonde Delta Male, and a Lemon Female-
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