Post by twohuskies on Jan 22, 2014 11:22:42 GMT -5
I have a 24G Aquapod generously given to me by Bigcatfan, and looking for stocking suggestions. I'm considering shell-dwellers, but want to consider other small fish that would be interesting. Not sure about the shellies, because they tend to hide in their shells most of the time.
I have very hard water, so I can't have any fish that require PH in the 6's. I do use driftwood and peat to soften the water a little, but realistically, the fish need to be able to tolerate and thrive in a ph above 7.4.
Multies would be fine in there. They don't hide that much once they are established.
Or you could do something completely crazy and make it a nice harder-water-tolerant community tank. There's a lot of smaller fish that do well in your water... even ones that are "supposed" to "need" softer, lower pH water. I had nice cardinals, neons, cories, blue rams, Amano shrimp, and even discus in my Tanganyika-out-of-the-tap water in AZ. Did they breed? No. Didn't even consider it. :lol: But they were happy and otherwise healthy and looked spectacular. The nice thing about harder water is it it very stable. Fish love stable.
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