white cloud minnow stocking

maxnorman

I have a spare rekord 70 (70 litre capacity) since upgrading to a 220 litre I would like to create a white cloud minnow tank consisting of mostly rocks with little to no plants.

I was hoping for some help making a stocking list, really I want mostly white clouds for this tank (but how many?!)
and maybe one-two bottom feeders to clear up any uneaten food I might miss, perhaps a small loach? I only really know about corydoras and I don't have the space for large numbers of them in this tank

cheers
max
 

James Jammer

Oh you could do white clouds on top and some kind of shrimp on the bottom.

In a 70 liter tank, I'd say you could probably do 10 or 15 white clouds with good filtration and regular water changes.
 

maxnorman

read my mind. I was just thinking shrimp for the bottom
how do shrimp compare to fish regarding stocking? i.e. are they 'messy'
 

James Jammer

I don't think they have a really heavy bioload. I've got about 30 ghost shrimp and five guppies in a 10 gallon (37 litre) tank. I've not had any problems. They are fantastic at picking up really small scraps too.
 

maxnorman

so would 12 minnows and about 20 shrimp be a good stock list?
 

James Jammer

I think it could work. Just keep an eye on parameters and do water changes.
 

maxnorman

less minnows? 9-10 maybe?
 

James Jammer

Might be more advisable if you want a lot of shrimp.
 

maxnorman

thanks
 

James Jammer

No problem, glad to help.
 

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