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Fish load for a 30g breeder.

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by barbarossa4122, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. barbarossa4122

    barbarossa4122 Guru Class Expert

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    Hi all,

    I have a 30g breeder moderate to heavy planted tank which contain one 2" runt pleco and 3 ottos. I would like to get some tetras and rasboras for it. How many will I need to have a decent fish load? Also, the tank will house about 100 rcs.
    EI dosing +extra Fe dosing
    70 % weekly WCs
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    1 Rena xp3
    1 AC 70
    2 Koralia nano
    1 Koralia #1
     
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    Rasbora's and many of the tetra's prefer soft to medium hard water, cool and not too much current. With that said, Perhaps a Bakers dozen of both the rasbora's and smaller species of tetra's would be fairly decent number's.IMHO
     
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    Hi 1077,

    I do have very soft tap water here but, I use gh booster with WCs only. My gh is around 8 or 9 after the booster dosing. I have tetras and rasboras in a 10g tank with similar water readings and they are doing great. A Baker's dozen each............so, a total of 26 will do. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Hi,

    20-26 is a good range as long as filtration is adequate....no more and perhaps less as some tetras and rasboras can be large or wide...

    You may want to introduce them a few at a time to reduce any nh4 spike.. I tend to do this with larger schools. Drop 6-8 in every 2-3 days while keeping an eye on everyone and everything....

    Small daily water changes also reduce stress and risk....
     
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    Will do. Thanks Gerryd.
     
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