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Modesta Botia New Set-up Question

Posted By: Kerry <kbhughes@att.net>
Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2002, at 12:24 p.m.

Hi! I'm a newbie to the board (I can see you cringing!), but have been addicted to fish for quite some time. Iím looking into setting up a species tank for modestas, would the experts mind reviewing and giving comments?

I have a 3.5-inch modesta botia currently in my 29-gallon community tank, with 2 pl*cos, two mixed larger tetras (Iím in process of cutting down the tetras to get something else or have only the pl*cos, thatís why there isnít a larger school). Iíd like to move the modesta out of the tank and into a 20 gallon long, and add a friend or two (also modestas). My plans include a smaller grain substrate, an Eclipse top to keep everyone in, and lots of hiding places.

Questions: Will this be enough room for 2 or 3 modestas at this size or smaller? Based