Question Stocking ideas for peaceful tank

Justkeepswimming01

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,294
Reaction score
54
Location
California
Experience
Just started
I currently have a 10G running that I could upgrade what’s either a 10G tall or a 15G I have in my garage. Currently in my tank I have 6 dwarf corydoras and two mystery snails. I would love to expand and have a peaceful tank that could include shrimp or more fish or snails! Send any ideas my way! I will measure my other tank tomorrow and throw the measurements on here so I know what size it is. But for now I think the biggest it possibly is is 15G!
 

Otocinclus13

Active Member
Member
Messages
443
Reaction score
292
Location
Near Seattle, WA
Experience
2 years
I agree with chilI rasboras. Another good one would be strawberry or exclamation point rasboras. I never understood the lure of endlers until I accidentally inherited some with a craigslist tank purchase, but now they're one of my favorites to watch because they're all so colorful and different! They're also hypersocial and swarm the tank when I'm close, and they use every last centimeter of their space (top to bottom, behind the filter and in all the corners and plants and nooks and crannies). In a 15 gallon you could have your dwarf cory cats and maybe 10 or so of your favorite endlers. Make sure you stick with males only- in a tank that size, those little lovebirds will have a population explosion! You could also add some cherry or amano shrimp once the tank gets established, as all of the other tank residents are very peaceful and will coexist well.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
OP
Justkeepswimming01

Justkeepswimming01

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,294
Reaction score
54
Location
California
Experience
Just started
Do you think the other fish will eat shrimp if they’re in there? And how many mystery snails can I have id like to get one more blue one
 

vampireshrimpfan

Active Member
Member
Messages
453
Reaction score
217
Location
California
Experience
Just started
Justkeepswimming01 said:
Do you think the other fish will eat shrimp if they’re in there? And how many mystery snails can I have id like to get one more blue one
Rasboras won’t eat any shrimp. They rarely even eat babies ( They only eat the babies if you don’t feed them enough, even in that situation it’s rare. ).
 

foxtrot

Active Member
Member
Messages
82
Reaction score
31
Location
Lexington mass
Experience
5 years
Justkeepswimming01 said:
Do you think the other fish will eat shrimp if they’re in there? And how many mystery snails can I have id like to get one more blue one
are they (the snails) sexually active cause that will make a huge difference
 

Akeath

Active Member
Member
Messages
179
Reaction score
47
Location
U.S. midwest
Experience
More than 10 years
For the shrimp, one of the color variations of Neocaridina davidi would work well. Those tend to be very hardy shrimp, can tolerate the more alkaline water that snails do well in better than other types of Dwarf Shrimp, and and have very low bioloads. There will be some breeding from these guys, but their bioload is so low that shouldn't be a problem. Cherry Shrimp, Yellow Shrimp, Blue Pearl Shrimp, Snowball Shrimp, and Rilii Shrimp are all just different color morphs of this one species. Since they are all the same species, the colors can all interbreed and in that case the young will default to brown wild-form offspring, so if you want to keep having colorful shrimp you should choose just one color form per tank.
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
210
Guests online
3,280
Total visitors
3,490

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom