Fixing stock issues

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by MichaelM, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. M

    MichaelM Valued Member Member

    So i think its time to fix some of the stocking issues that have occured over the years. When i setup my first tank i took all the lfs advice so i have a kuhli stuck in a 10 gallon. So i need to move him to my 29 and up the school.


    In my 29 has
    2-gbr
    1-bn pleco
    1-clown pleco
    7-black neons
    3-bronze corys(rest of the school passed over time probably from my clown being a jerk)

    So i figured id rehome the bronze corys and the clown if i have to.

    So how many kuhlis would this allow me to have?

    Also how stocked would this be?

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  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would rehome both plecos, they're a big bioload in your tank and making you overstocked. Instead, get the kuhli loaches, they're schooling fish, so you would need at least six.


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  3. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I don't see many top-dwelling fish, if you rehomed the cories and the plecos I'd get a type of gourami that'd be suitable for this size tank.
    If it was like this: 2 GBR, 7 black neons, 1 banded ( or thick-lipped or dwarf or honey gourami) then I'd get 12 kuhlis.
     




  4. OP
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    MichaelM Valued Member Member

    I was thinking the same thing about the top i really wanted a abf but dont think thats gonna work with the tetras. Im not a huge fan of gouramis.

    Is it necessary to move both plecos if its possible id really like to keep the bn?

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  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    How about a golden wonder killifish?
    You could keep the BN but I'd take the kuhli number down to 6.
     
  6. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I just read on Fishlore forums that those should only be species-only tanks


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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Golden wonder killis? Not true. Mine is fine in a community.
     
  8. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Fundulopanchax Gardneri?


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  9. OP
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    MichaelM Valued Member Member

    I like those killis would they be alright with the tetras though?

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  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, they're fine with black neons I have had those two together.
     
  11. OP
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    MichaelM Valued Member Member

    Those killis are the ones EricV sells right? If i go with those should i do one or a pair?

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  12. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

  13. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    Just getting to this thread but I wouldn't expect any issues between fundulopanchax gardneri and black neons.

    The reason I recommend them mostly for species-only tanks is that they will exclude a fair amount of typical community tank mates. They can't be with most cichlids, long finned fish, or anything that will nip fins (not so much to protect the killifish but rather to protect the fish that is harassing the killis).

    In general gardneris are pretty peaceful for killifish (more so than golden wonders for sure). While golden wonders are docile enough most of the time especially when young once they reach full size they may start actively hunting their smaller tankmates.
     
  14. OP
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    MichaelM Valued Member Member

    Looking in to them a little more i think there different the ones on ericvs page his say they only grow to 2 inches but the the ones anders mentioned grow to 4 inches.

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  15. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah golden wonders (aplocheilus lineatus ) are much larger than fundulopanchax gardneri
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, I was not talking about F. gardneri I was talking about golden wonders which are a different species. And they get 3 inches not 4..... at least I've read.
     
  17. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    fishbase lists golden wonder killies to 4"
     
  18. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Hmm, well what I have read says they get 3 inches......
    I am thinking that 4 inches is maximum, and and they don't typically get that large. Maybe?
     
  19. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    I looked around the interweb a bit and max size listed is all over the place.
     
  20. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Can we just agree 4" is the safest conclusion then?
     




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