what fish should i get Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by eventSecurity, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. eventSecurityNew MemberMember

    so i started keeping fish this year, around may time

    had a good few die at the start but have had a pretty stable selection for the last few months

    I currently have 1 dwarf gourami, 3 neon tetras, 1 scissor tail rasbora and 1 Molly

    the reading for the tank are:

    Ph: 8.4
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrate: 10
    Nitrite: 0
    temp: 26/27 C
    Its a 60L tank

    Anyone any recommendations as to what i should add?

    was looking at maybe a snail, a loach or a shark, what do you think?

    thanks for any replies
  2. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    in that size tank, you wouldnt have room for a shark or loach..thats about 15-16 gallons (us)

    adding more, may put your gourami on a mean streak as he wont have room to have of his own...if you decided you had to have more, i would only go for 1 more molly or rasbora or a few more neons...and that would be pushing it IMO ...
  3. OP

    eventSecurityNew MemberMember

    yeah i dont want another gourami, i would be afraid they would fight

    if i was going for more small fish, would it be better to get say 2/3 more neons or get 2/3 of a different small fish?

  4. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    How about a few pygmy cories? They stay small and you'd have something for the bottom of the tank.
  5. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I was thinking of pygmy cories too. That way, they aren't competing for the same space as the fish that are up top. :)
  6. OP

    eventSecurityNew MemberMember

    cool, i will look and see if my lfs has some in stock

    how many would you recommend?
  7. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    They like to be in groups, but you also don't want to overwhelm your cycle, especially in a smaller tank. I would say add 2, wait a week, and add 2 more - 4 total? That may make you a bit overstocked, but with a good maintainence schedule, it should work.
  8. OP

    eventSecurityNew MemberMember

    cool, thanks for all your help people
  9. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    There are 3 species.
    C. habrosus grow to be about 1.5", Corydoras hastatus about 1.3"
    C. pygmaeus gets to be about 1.3"
    I'd go for at least 3.
    However, reading back through the thread Shawnie brought up a couple good points.
    Your rasbora likes to school as do the neons but adding more of them would be pushing the bioload.

    They really don't add too much to the bioload. Adding them at one shouldn't effect the cycle
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009

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