Temp. stocking plan

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Faber1790, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Faber1790Valued MemberMember

    Ok so at the advice of my local pet store and my own out-dated information I have some stocking problems. I will be getting at least a 30 gallon within the next few months, but probably a 55. I have currently available:

    *2 ten gallon tanks (one set up and cycled, other being checked for leaks); aquatek 5-15 baffled as filters 100 gph

    *5 gallon set up and cycled

    Current fish:

    *5 neon tetras
    *1 false julli cory
    *1 female betta

    My plan:

    1st 10g: 6 neons and 1 betta (I know the risks of bettas in communities and have kept her in one before. She was a good girl)

    2nd 10g: 4 false julli cories and could I add a couple male guppies? Little sister is begging for them.

    I know this is far from ideal for the cories and in the opinions of some the neons, but I think this is the best *temporary* stocking. The tank for the cories will be sand and have as large as a footprint I can give while still allowing hiding places. This sound good? I can cycle my new 10g quickly by stealing media from my well established betta's tank.
  2. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, I think that will suffice for temporary quarters. :) I don't think you'd have issues adding the guppies as long as the tank is cycled. Be careful adding 3 more cories - you'll want to let the tank bacteria catch up before adding the guppies.
  3. Faber1790Valued MemberMember

    My little sister will be so happy! I didn't think it would be a problem, but thought I should ask. The guppies will be in quarantine for at least three weeks so no problems with slow stocking.
  4. fishaddictionValued MemberMember

    Your tank sounds good. :) my little sister is picking me out 1 clownfish for my new reef tank.
  5. Faber1790Valued MemberMember

    All the fish are technically her. Yet, I do all the work. Still not sure how this is fair for me :;dk
  6. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    You can enjoy them too :)
    I take care of my hubby's and brother's cats and my Mom's dog and pufferfish, but I get to enjoy all three, so I don't mind much. :) I already have to care for my dog and my fish, so it's not much more trouble to add the cats and Mom's dog. Just a couple extra minutes. I have some mollies in the Puffer tank so that works out fine, too. XD

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