Stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by cameronpalte, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. cameronpalteValued MemberMember

    Ok, so I have 1 julii leapord catfish, 4 moons, 1 swordtail, and 5 gold long fin zebra danios, 3 guppies in my 55g. Once it's done cycling (I made mistakes and lost ~13 fish and will prob lose more. I was wondering what fish I should add once it's done cycling.
     
  2. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    It really more depends on what your looking to have in the tank?

    I am a bit confused as to what a moon is thou.

    Your bio load in the tank currently is not overly large and can accommodate quite a few more fish but it depends on what your really wanting.
     
  3. Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    I agree it really depends on how many fish survive the cycle and what you want to see in your tank.
     
  4. jerilovesfrogsFishlore VIPMember

    moons are platies. it's some kind of weird, newish name for them. i refuse to call them moons though. haha.
     
  5. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    Well now that makes sense....yeah not really but I'm with you in gonna call them platies still.
     
  6. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I would add 6 more julie cories,either remove the sword or the moons (to prevent hybrid babies which can be difficult to rehome, sell, or trade to an LFS), and add 5 more danios.

    That's just what I would do. Hope this helps.
     
  7. fighter55Valued MemberMember

    +1 bolivianbaby. If you remove both of them(moons and swords), you can up your guppy stock. They basically produce the same result, which is a lot of fry. You should add more catfish too, and up the danios as well. If you're looking for a centerpiece fish you could try German Blue Rams, another variation of ram, or try apistos or kribs. I'd personally go with the Rams myself, but they need an established tank(6-12 months), so you'd have to wait a while to get them.
     
  8. cameronpalteValued MemberMember

    Ok, thanks for advice. Now I have a deadly parasite in my tank (why I'm looking for new stock to replace dead) so now were down to 3 platies, 1 swordtail (quarantine), 2-3(not sure)(guppies), 2 (danios) all exhibiting symptoms so I may just need to start over.
     
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