Nealos' 180l Tank

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    Hi all,

    As mentioned I bought a 180l Display tank from Gapedi. Super excited to get it going - it's been temporarily planted but looking for suggestions on livestock and plants.

    Lighting: Zetlight MS90F
    Filter: Seachem Tidal 110
    Dragon stone and spider wood
    Substrate: Mix of river pebbles, black gravel and Langa
    Current livestock: 5 platies, 2 tiger barbs and a gourami

    Looking at changing the stocking around to accommodate some shrimp. Any suggestions on stocking the tank?
     
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    Some of the plants floating are only temporary - giving them away.

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    Looks good.
    Two Tigers is possibly going to end up trouble. They should ideally be in groups of 5, if not more.
    They are boisterous fish that like to squabble. If the shoal is a correct size, they will do this among themselves with minimal damage. If not, they will turn on tank mates, and cause nipped fins, stressed fish etc.
     
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    Beautiful tank @nealos6

    I have never kept shrimp before but i would think the fish you have now would eat the little babies
    Perhaps a school of neons or little rasboras?

    Lets see what others say
     
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    That Filter is a winner, I have a smaller one and really happy with it.

    Plant wise Anubias is a good low maintenance plant with a few different options in species(Even white ones), moss is also nice but tends to clog filter a lot if it comes loose

    If you want to keep shrimp, they rule of thumb is that they must not be able to fit in the fishes mouth, else they will be eaten, I think the barbs may be a bit too big for shrimps,

    I would get a School of corys(6+), a netrite snail(1+) to help with algae control and then a mixed school of tetras with at least 6 of each kind to add lots of colour
     
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    @nealos6 very exciting! If you do amano shrimp you’ll have a lot more fish options than with neocaridina. They get a lot bigger but won’t breed in freshwater. Have you decided on the type of shrimp?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback all.

    I actually have 3 tiger barbs - had 5 but 2 decided to jump.

    I probably would have preferred a canister filter but this Tidal 110 is very nice.

    Was hoping to keep neocardina as they can breed and build up a population. Stocking wise I'm thinking tetras (maybe cardinals, neons, bloodfin), corys, dwarf neon rainbows, kribensis.
     
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    As far as I know kribs become super agro and territorial when breeding, much more so than say apistos or rams @Whoknows ?

    Also wonder how kribs would do with Neos?

    But yes corys will be fine with neos, and I suppose many smaller tetras too. Rummy noses are not shrimp friendly ime.

    Don’t have any experience with rainbows.
     
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    Do you like harlequin rasboras? Or espei?
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts @A new day

    Is this overstocked:

    8 x Neons
    6 x Dwarf Rainbows
    6 x Corys
    2 x Bristle Nose
    Shrimp
     
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    No far from overstocked on a 180L planted. You could up the school sizes on the corys, neons and rainbows and have space for more.
    No more than 2 ancistrus though
     
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    Unfortantantly yes they do. They will garud a large area around their cave when breeding. Taking it in turns to chase other fish away. If you keep all males this is no issue and then they friendly. I have one male in my tank that I bread he leaves everyone alone. I have no experience in breeding apistos or rams so can't compare them:(

    They may try and eat the shrimp. They eat their own eggs and fry if they want to have more or if they unfertile so think thdy unfortanantly could eat shrimp too

    Dawlf neon rainbows are a peaceful mid water swimmer. Don't think they'll pick on shrimp if you keep them well fed.
     
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