How many Sids in a 75gal?

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How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by Batch » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:55 pm

Hey,
A couple of months ago I went from 9 sids to 21. Seeing the whole pack of them swimming together is awesome. I'm thinking of
adding MORE! The tank is 75 gallon, very heavily planted (nitrates < 10ppm) and has been up for more than 5 years. The other critters in the tank are 3 panda garras, 8-10 cories, 12ish Khulis, 5 bumblebee gobies, 7 pygmy gouramis, one rarely seen clown pleco, 10 or so cardinal tetras, and a lot of RCS. A question for those of you with large herds... how many would you add?

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by piggy4 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:08 pm

Most fish are more interesting in larger groups , they tend to be less inhibited ?

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by bookpage » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:11 am

Video from June 2011 of my 30+ Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki in their 75 gallon aquarium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDgn23yzBuY
240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by NancyD » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:52 am

Nice tank bookpage! The most sids I've had is 10 but Batch, it seems like you have some more shy fish & lots of bottom dwellers that may be hard to feed with more rowdy sids. I dunno, I'd like a big bunch of sids too.
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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by palaeodave » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:59 am

Fantastic video! I do think you have enough sids, though. What a sight.
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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by Keith Wolcott » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:52 am

Yes, great video! You have a excellent example of why large groups always look great.

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by bookpage » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:54 pm

Thanks everyone, for your comments. I just wanted to encourage Batch to go for it.
240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by Batch » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:02 pm

bookpage wrote:Thanks everyone, for your comments. I just wanted to encourage Batch to go for it.
I am encouraged! Just ordered 20 more (for $100 shipped) off aquabid.

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by bookpage » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:14 pm

So, that's who outbid me.... 8-) Good job....
240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Re: How many Sids in a 75gal?

Post by Batch » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:46 pm

bookpage wrote:So, that's who outbid me.... 8-) Good job....
I think we've battled on aquabid a couple of times!

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