30 Gallon Freshwater Community Tank

  1. Puck44

    Puck44 Member Member

    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

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

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

  3. devin s.

    devin s. Member Member

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

    Puck44 Member Member

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

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    Puck44 Member Member

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

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Could you measure it?
  8. OP

    Puck44 Member Member

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

    The dimensions are 30x13x15
  9. Sel

    Sel Member Member

    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. B

    Becknewt24 Member Member

    That pleco will be too big soon.
  11. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    Puck44 Member Member

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