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  1. Hi All, I have a newly planted tank a couple of weeks old now with some small carpeting up in the foreground. Does anybody have any recommendations for some bottom dwellers that I can add that wont dig up all of the little plants as they get settled? I've heard that even corys can be a menace to this but any feedback and experience is very much welcomed. Thanks!
  2. I have a 60 gallon with one bristle nose pleco but he is lazy and doesn't eat any algae. I am curious if I put 4-5 ottos and 4-5 Corys in there if they can all get enough to eat.
  3. I have a 55 gal tank with 5 black phantom, 2 red eye and 4 serpae tetras. My test kit as well as the fish store's results show my pH consistently around 7.5. I also have well water which has a hard mineral content (unsure of the number). My tetras are doing well but I wanted to add some scavenger, bottom feeders. I heard corydoras are fairly hardy and a good choice for a beginner. I had 6 (spotted, green and albino), none of which survived. What would you choose for my tank? The pH was the only number out of whack. I've treated it a number of times, but I concluded it's going to stay on the high side. The hard water is my guess for killing the corys. Please help. Thank you.
  4. I am beginning to stock my 40 gallon breeder tank. I now have 5 ottos 6 panda corydoras 1 clown pleco and 1 super red long fin pleco. I find my cory's look lost in there and want to get more (because I LOVE them). I an also thinking of getting more Otto's as well. Is there such thing as too many bottom fish? I am also looking for additional stocking idea as well. I will eventually will move some guppies over from the 20 gallon but would like some other types of fish in there as well. I love community tanks..so want friendly fish
  5. I have a planted, 40 gal (cube), with a variety of tetras. Lemon, Columbian blue, VonRio, & embers. I also have snails that are doing a great job keeping things clean, so I’m not worried about a “cleanup crew” per se. Just thinking about something to add some color/activity at the very bottom. Suggestions?
  6. My previous tanks have been single-species: either all goldfish or all platies or single bettas. In planning my new planted tank, I'm trying to think more along community lines--probably platies and a gourami, maybe a few guppies, and a snail or two. My question is whether there's such an advantage to having bottom dwellers like corydoras or kuhli loaches that a planted tank should pretty much definitely include them as a maintenance crew, or whether they are more of a "good to have if you like them" fish. With only 20 gallons to work with, I'm reluctant to give bioload space to fish I'm not super into. Cories are cute but the fact that you need 6+ is significant in such a small tank. Thanks for weighing in.
  7. I have a planted 55 gallon tank with 10 corydoras as my cleanup crew. What do you have? I'm looking for options.
  8. Hi all😆 Looking for some thoughts on a bottom dweller heavy tank I’m planning. I’m not sure on the size of tank I should be getting or if any of the fish would be a bad idea and would love to hear some opinions. I know it will likely have to be on the larger side (maybe a 5 foot long at least?) . It will be heavily planted with a lot of surface area in terms of hardscape to give the fish more territory. For stocking I was thinking: Bottom Dwellers: 2 - 3 x Reticulated Hillstream Loach 7 x Kuhli Loach 5 x Black Kuhli Loach 2 x Bristlenose Pleco 9 x Pygmy Corydoras 3 x Otocinclus 2 x Tiger Otocinclus 1 x Pakistani Loach (Temporary, probably will re-home when he gets larger as I like smaller fish) Other: 7 x Leopard Danio 7 x Zebra Danio 9 - 15 x Galaxy Rasboras Some Fancy Guppies (about 12) 11 x Brown pencilfish 1 x Dwarf Neon Blue Gourami (he seems pretty docile for now) Cherry Shrimp Snails I was also hoping to do at least 1 pair of Apistogramma Cacatuoides. As well as perhaps another pair, of Borelli, Panduro or Agassizii. Thoughts on this? Is it okay to have multiple varieties of Apistogramma in the one tank if it’s large enough? Would Petricola Catfish eat the nano fish or shrimp? If not, I was hoping to get at least 3 of those as well. I appreciate you taking the time to read this post and thanks in advance for any help! This will be my first larger tank and I want to get it right. If this just straight up will not work can I house the same species over 2 x 3 foot aquariums? and if so any recommendations on how should I split it? Have a great day/night & stay safe!😄 Image credit: Aquarium Co-op
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