30 Gallon Freshwater Community Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Puck44, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Puck44

    Puck44Valued MemberMember

    Hi, I have a 30 gallon tank (freshwater, community).
    I am curious on what you think some other stocking ideas are for my tank.
    I currently have:
    8 Rummy Nose Tetras
    1 Commen Pleco
    3 Albino Cory Catfish
    3 Juli Cory
    Maybe a Tetra or centerpeice fish?
  2. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    Common Plecos need much larger tanks. Corys and Tetras need schools of at least 6 of their own kind.
  3. devin s.

    devin s.Valued MemberMember

    Just make sure you don't overstock, and make sure you schooling fish have the right number of fish to their school.

  4. OP

    Puck44Valued MemberMember

    Would the Juli and the Albino Cory not recognize each other and school?
  5. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    No, because they are different species. The common pleco (yours is most likely not full grown) would outgrow the tank eventually. I'd rehome it.

    What're the dimensions?
  6. OP

    Puck44Valued MemberMember

    I am not sure of the dimensions but its not specifically a 30g long or 30g tall.
  7. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Could you measure it?
  8. OP

    Puck44Valued MemberMember

    sure, one sec
    also will the corys dye since they are not 6 of the same kind

    The dimensions are 30x13x15
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  9. Sel

    SelValued MemberMember

    Your tank is only as long as a 20 gallon long or a 29 gallon high. :/ A real 30 gallon is 36 inches long.
  10. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    That pleco will be too big soon.
  11. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    They would have a shorter lifespan if not kept in a proper school.

    You could do:

    8 rummynose tetras
    8 x-ray pristella tetras
    3 honey gouramis
    8 bronze/albino (they would school with each other) or 8 julii cories

    There's no space for a proper julii and albino school, so I would rehome either the juliis or albinos and up the number of the cory species remaining to 8.
  12. OP

    Puck44Valued MemberMember

    Thanks for the ideas! Or we could set up another tank and put in the Albino/Juli and add more.

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