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Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Good Morning all!

After some advice on a 40L tank I have set up and currently cycling. haven't kept fish for years so I cant remember much so doing a lot of research.

I am after some advice on a 40L stocking set up, probably end up getting my fish from Pets4Home, not ideal but its due to my location

4 x Guppies
4 x Chilli Rasboras
4 x Dwarf Coradoras

And possible shrimp or a snail? as tank is too small for Plec

Does that sound okay?

Or if someone can help with advice on some fish and numbers for the tank which maybe available from pets4home

Thanks all :)

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Welcome to the forum. :)

Is the water hard or soft? (You can find out from the supplier's website ;) )

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Hi,

My areas is slightly hard water.

Thanks :)

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Looking at stock in shops, (normally stocked fish)

Could possibly go:

4 x assorted danios
4 x platy fish
4 x while cloud mountain minnows

2-3 x amano shrimp or snail?

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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It's not got enough swimming space for danios, so guppies would be better with the minnows.
I wouldn't put platies in either as it's still a bit small for them.
How about 6 guppies, 6 minnows and 6 Amanos, with a couple of nerite snails?
Or, better still, endlers instead of guppies? You could probably get a few more in. ;)

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Thanks very much for your input :)

Yeah the endlers are nice looking little fish as, will take a look into suggestions now. Its good to know that tank is too small for some fish as the last thing I want is it overcrowded.

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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SEANEYLAD, Welcome to the forum. I am also new to the hobby but have been guided by great advice from forum members. I would agree about the Danios. One of my tanks is 40 gallon and I have 3 ZEBRA Danios amongst my fish. They are MANIC; dashing around all the time. BTW my "local" tropical fish shop is 80 mile round trip and the nearest "Pet Store" is Pets at Home, which is only 40 miles round trip. Over the last 5 months, I have purchased both fish and plants from them and have no problems at all about returning to them for more...... as long as you don't need advice, but know what you want. If you have a new tank and can then expect some brown algae attacks, then may I suggest some Otocinclus; I have 6 and they certainly work hard about eating the algae which will not only be on the walls of the tank but all the plants as well. They are tiny!

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Cheers,

Yeah, I'm expecting a few hiccups along the way. I did some research before buying the tank and there is quite a lot to keeping fish but it's defiantly worth it.
I will take a look at the Otocinclus, as they look ideal as only small.

I'm sure I'll be here to stay, getting some good advice along the way :)

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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Otto's are fragile.

Of the 4 I bought only about a week or so back I have only one confirmed survivor

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Re: Newbie :) advice on 40L tank

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I wouldn't worry too much about buying fish from Pets At Home, I've had several fish from them and never had any problems although as Jon said don't trust their advice... I would always double check on here first now before buying any new fish.

As for Otto's they are a lovely fish but I would definitely hold off for a little while until your tank has matured a little and as Mike said they re fragile little things and expect to loose a few after a few weeks.

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