26 g stocking ideas

  1. Tam9674

    Tam9674 Member Member

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    I have a 26 g that I am wanting to add more fish to. I currently have 5 danios, 3 panda coreys, and a bristlenose pleco. Looking for some ideas on what else I can add in there and how many. Thanks!
     

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    You should fill the school of danios and cories to at least 6 each.

    What's the footprint of the tank? You could likely add a school of neons or harlequin rasbora (or other small schooling fish with similar temp requirements).
     

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    It is 26 gallon high.
     
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    I'm not familiar with that tank. Can you provide the dimensions?
     
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    I don't know the dimensions but it is the fluval 26 bow front tank if that helps (sorry am new to this)

    Could I add a pair of German blue rams as well as the harlequin rasboras?
     
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    Danios and German blue rams aren't temp compatible (GBRs aren't temp compatible with panda cories or BN plecos either).

    The length of the tank is the same as a 20 gal high, and that's a little small for danios. If you rehome them, you can get the GBRs.

    How about something like this:

    2x GBR
    1x Clown pleco
    8-10x Harlequin rasbora

    79-80 F is a good temp for these guys.
     
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    I am going to have a hard time convincing my husband to get rid of the Danios( he is super attached to them lol) What would be a different centerpiece fish I could do? Would it be the same issue with a bolivian ram?
     
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    It's really that the tank is a bit too short for danios. They're very active and need lots of swimming space. A 24" tank doesn't provide much swimming space.

    Cories need to be in groups of 6+ of the same species.

    A Bolivian ram is temp compatible.
     
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    Thanks for your help :)
     

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