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I think i will settle for this total Stocking. 

6-7 orange head tapajos 

26-30 buenos aires tetras

4x different smaller variety plecos

 

Do you guys think this stocking is too much? 

I currently have

26 BA Tetras

7x geo

1x albino bristlenose 

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Looking good. How long have you hat the tapajos? Any breeding yet?
I am thinking of trying to off load two or three ofmy males and getting more females.
I get eggs laid every few weeks but they still end up swollowing them.
Might even have to look atgetting another tano set up a d puttimg a pair im there to see if i can get success that way.

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6 minutes ago, Lockymck said:

Looking good. How long have you hat the tapajos? Any breeding yet?
I am thinking of trying to off load two or three ofmy males and getting more females.
I get eggs laid every few weeks but they still end up swollowing them.
Might even have to look atgetting another tano set up a d puttimg a pair im there to see if i can get success that way.

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Ive had them for 2 weeks, still young all roughly 2-3 inches, they have only just sorted out hierarchy. Just started to put on colour and size. 

Doing 50% water changes every day to grow them as quickly as possible. 

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Ive had them for 2 weeks, still young all roughly 2-3 inches, they have only just sorted out hierarchy. Just started to put on colour and size. 
Doing 50% water changes every day to grow them as quickly as possible. 
Very good. Where did you buy them? Im looking for more females..

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3 minutes ago, Lockymck said:

Very good. Where did you buy them? Im looking for more females..

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The tech den had like 30 of them all 2inch+ when i was there 2 weeks ago. 

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@Lockymck how big are they?

My biggest 1 is 10cm.

They are slow growers from what ive read, mine are just starting to get their elongated fins. Have been pushing out 50% water changes every 2 days for the last 7 days so far, just finished another 1 just then, i have noticed so much fin growth in a week. With heavy feeds, over filtered sump, and 50% water changes every 2 days. I use to hate doing them and would just do 50% a week most the time, but when you literally see results almost every day its worth it. Im converted!! 

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[mention=16217]Lockymck[/mention] how big are they?
My biggest 1 is 10cm.
They are slow growers from what ive read, mine are just starting to get their elongated fins. Have been pushing out 50% water changes every 2 days for the last 7 days so far, just finished another 1 just then, i have noticed so much fin growth in a week. With heavy feeds, over filtered sump, and 50% water changes every 2 days. I use to hate doing them and would just do 50% a week most the time, but when you literally see results almost every day its worth it. Im converted!! 
My males are all pushing 20cm, females are around 15cm.
They were all only between 5 and 10cm when i bought them

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Going to find a way to raise all the wood off the base to create a shelf so the geos have the entire floor for them selves and to make it easy to vacuum as well. Then just cover the wood in anubias and java fern. 

Geos have laid eggs again. 2nd time in 5 weeks. They won't last the night with all the tetras and plecos in there. 

Just finished a water change and added 1 large java fern and a small one. 

Slowly getting there. 

 

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Found some wood in the garage and redone the scape, prefer this one much more. 

Just need to buy more plants, the geos now have the whole floor to sift. Wish i got the last of the black gravel out before i added sand, makes the substrate look dirty, ill save that for another day. 

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Bloody rabbits!! 
 
[mention=16217]Lockymck[/mention] how are your eggs going? Suprised mine keep dropping eggs they are all 7-10cms
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No good. I seperated the males and left the females to it and they wernt fanning too much and didnt pick them up. All got fungus

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4 hours ago, Lockymck said:

No good. I seperated the males and left the females to it and they wernt fanning too much and didnt pick them up. All got fungus

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Maybe they just need more practice. 

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Maybe they just need more practice. 
I would hate to count the number of times they have laid eggs. Only got to fry once. This was the first time the ehgs have been left too long and gone off

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29 minutes ago, Lockymck said:

I would hate to count the number of times they have laid eggs. Only got to fry once. This was the first time the ehgs have been left too long and gone off

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Were they fertile this time? Is it always the same fish that pair up? 

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Were they fertile this time? Is it always the same fish that pair up? 
Not sure if fertile or not. Hard to tell of same pairing. Two of the females look near identical and the males are all pretty similar also.

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