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55G apisto stocking

Thalassa

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Hi all,

I have a 55G heavily scaped with rocks and plants that provide a huge amount of cover, caves, cracks, crevices, etc. I currently have 2 pair borelli, 2 pair black tiger dario, 5 white clouds, 5 celestial pearl danio, a pleco and tons of chery shrimp. its currently a coldwater tank ranging from 59 - 70. Nitrate Nitrite levels never detectable. I was thinking about taking the temp up to 72-74 and bringing in my breeding pair of cacatuoides. given my really small stock level would this work? I have so many shrimp and the tank is so large I think they would survive but don't really care so much. what I really care about are my A Borellii. what do you think?

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Aquaticloch

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In short no. That tank is already a compromise for all fish. Especially the tiger dario pairs with apistos. I think it would be foolhardy to put a more aggressive and demanding apisto in a very precarious situation. Do you have photos of the tank?
 

Josh

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I wouldn't chance it personally. The current population kinda puts things in a different direction. Get a separate tank for the cacatuoides! :D
 

anewbie

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I wouldn't add cockatoo to that soup. Too large - too aggressive - asking for trouble. I once made a huge mistake of moving a single full size male into a 29 that only had a runt of a male with a deformed mouth. Guess which one was torn to pieces that night.
 

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