350 Gallon Stocking!

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I recently got the OK to take care of the fish tank at a restaurant and OMG does it need some care.
I've been trying to clear it up after the mess the other company made with it, rehomed the big aggressive fish, and now I'm looking to introduce a nice, peaceful community.
I need a good variety of fish, both big and small (not too small obviously).
So far, this is what's in it:
5x Australian Rainbowfish
4x Turquoise Rainbowfish
10x Black skirt tetra
10x White skirt tetra
1x Sailfin pleco
3x Dojo Loach
5x Raphael Catfish
That being said, we still have quite a lot that needs to be filled in.. so this is the fish the I want.. (not necessarily fish that can go in)
- Koi angelfish
- Emperor tetras
- Blue king tetras
- Celebs Rainbowfish
- Diamond Tetra
- Tiger Pleco
- Anything else with colour

If anyone has any ideas you're welcome to suggest!!
I'll be adding a picture of the tank as soon as I can
 

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Wow, a tank that huge might be better stocked as an African Cichlid tank. Maybe an all male Aulonocara / Peacock or all male Predator Hap tank. Plenty of color & activity. Easy to maintain. Many YouTube videos on the subject.
Its going to take a zillion Tetras & Rainbows to stock that tank. Lol. Good luck, it sounds fun.
 

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Roseline sharks / aka Denison barbs ..
Tank that big needs active fish ,schoolers would be cool also ..The Roseline is both ..
A school of 8 would be cool..
 

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Oh man with something that big you could have huge, gorgeous schools of those tetras! I would have like 50 of one species together!
 

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If I had to work with what you already have, I would just bump up the numbers of all the schooling and shoaling fish. But if I could start from scratch, I would do: 50 emerald cories(or some other warm water Cory you like), a breading pair of albino long fin bristle nose pleco, 150 cardinal tetras(or rummy nose)(or 200 silver tip tetras), 12 German blue rams and 20 Mexican dwarf crays. I know that’s a lot of money but that’s what I would do if I could do anything
 
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Manager says I need some big fish, but that stock sounds so pretty
I plan on rehoming the white skirts, but I really need to keep the Turquoise rainbows, dojos, pleco, and rapheals.. I could part with the black skirts & Australians if that means more of the fish you mentioned lol

Do you think maybe this would work?
20x Diamond tetras or Emperor tetras
4x Koi angelfish
3x Dojo loaches
5x Raphael Catfish
10x Emerald cory
30x Von Rio flame tetras
30x Rummynose tetras or Blue king tetras
10x Black skirt tetras
15x Turquoise Rainbowfish
7x Australian Rainbowfish
5x Mystery snails
((Planted tank))
 

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That should work, but I would just pick one of the tetras and combine the school numbers you were planning
 
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So 45x Von Rio flame and 45x Rummynose or blue king?
 

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FallenOwl said:
So 45x Von Rio flame and 45x Rummynose or blue king?
Yes, that’s what I would do. The bigger the school the more amazing they will look
 

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Those aren't big fish and you know 50% of the rummies are likely to die rather quickly ?
Most have a real hard time with them ..
Congo tetras are bigger ,flashy and easy ..
More rainbows would seem an obvious choice if they are big enough ? Red rainbows are a great choice also ; http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/Rainbowfish/RedRainbowfish.php
Again the roselines will please the pickiest ...
 

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I agree with CB reference Congo Tetras. One of my daughters attended John Brown University. On a visit to the campus, in the science building, I viewed one of the most spectacular huge aquarium set ups I've ever seen. It was an eight foot tank, hardscaped with a sunken log, large sandstone rocks and a natural gravel substrate.
Besides a few catfish, Congo Tetras were the only species in the tank. The school was immense and was quite awsome.
 

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Dojo loaches are cool water fish unlike the diamond tetras, emporer tetras, angels and raphael cats

I would do this at 70-73f
4 dojos
15 emerald cories
1 bristlenose pleco or rubberlip pleco
4 bolivian rams
30 flame tetras
30 skirt tetras (you can mix black skirt teras and white skirt tetas)
15 turquoise rainbows
15 Australian rainbows
5 mystery snails

or this at 78-80f
5 raphael cats
15 emerald cories
1 tiger pleco or clown pleco
4 angels
20 diamond tetras
30 rummynose tetras
20 congo tetras or 15 boesmani rainbows
20 Celebes rainbows
5 mystery snails
 

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30 cardinal tetra
20 diamond tetras or
12 bleeding heart
15 emerald Cory
2 Pair of albino longfin bn pleco
2 pair of angels
Keep the Raphael cats
Pair of dwarf s. American cichlids such as Agassiz cichlids or keyhole with a
place to call home and spawn

Lofts of driftwood and plants

I'm not an expert like many on here- I just think this would be pretty.
 
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I'm not sure at what point you're supposed to just make a new thread, but my "friend " decided to put fish in the tank that we didnt even talk about.. so I was wondering if this is okay :
30x Von Rio Flame tetra
10x Black skirt Tetra
10x White skirt tetra
6x Bala Shark
6x Emerald cory
5x Discus
10x Angelfish
1x Common pleco
3x Raphael Catfish
2x Keyhole Cichlid
1x Pearl gourami

Most of which is already there because she didnt discuss it with me before just plopping some fish in there because she wanted to 854]
 

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FallenOwl said:
I recently got the OK to take care of the fish tank at a restaurant and OMG does it need some care.
I've been trying to clear it up after the mess the other company made with it, rehomed the big aggressive fish, and now I'm looking to introduce a nice, peaceful community.
I need a good variety of fish, both big and small (not too small obviously).
So far, this is what's in it:
5x Australian Rainbowfish
4x Turquoise Rainbowfish
10x Black skirt tetra
10x White skirt tetra
1x Sailfin pleco
3x Dojo Loach
5x Raphael Catfish
That being said, we still have quite a lot that needs to be filled in.. so this is the fish the I want.. (not necessarily fish that can go in)
- Koi angelfish
- Emperor tetras
- Blue king tetras
- Celebs Rainbowfish
- Diamond Tetra
- Tiger Pleco
- Anything else with colour

If anyone has any ideas you're welcome to suggest!!
I'll be adding a picture of the tank as soon as I can
Gosh, I don't know what half these fish are. Lucky you to have this stocking problem!!! You have my new favorite fish though. Wonderful Dojo loaches. Mine are the gold ones and they're so peppy and happy! I have 3 Serpae tetras, because I love their orange color. However, they can be a bit nippy amongst themselves sometimes.
 

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FallenOwl said:
I'm not sure at what point you're supposed to just make a new thread, but my "friend " decided to put fish in the tank that we didnt even talk about.. so I was wondering if this is okay :
30x Von Rio Flame tetra
10x Black skirt Tetra
10x White skirt tetra
6x Bala Shark
6x Emerald cory
5x Discus
10x Angelfish
1x Common pleco
3x Raphael Catfish
2x Keyhole Cichlid
1x Pearl gourami

Most of which is already there because she didnt discuss it with me before just plopping some fish in there because she wanted to 854]
Do you know dimensions? Both bala shark and pleco grow large, and do better in tanks that's wide enough for then to comfortably turn around. In a lot of cases, larger tanks (volume) tend to be narrower and taller.

I personally would pass on the skirts, or consider rehoming the discus. There temperature requirements is too different to house both comfortably IMO. Plus, from my experiences, skirts enough nipping Angel's fins. So hopefully it goes better for you if you decide to leave em in.

The pearl gourami would also appreciate being in a group, so I would suggest having it in a small group (like 4-7)
 

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Please post pics.
 
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The tank has cleared up since I last took pictures.. she added Bala sharks (she didnt say how many), a "Blue gill cichlid", and 2 Discus yesterday without asking me about it.. I haven't been in to see them yet, I'll be there tomorrow afternoon, and try to update you guys with pictures..
Due to lack of cooperation I'm probably just going to let her do it by herself to be completely honest.
 

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Please lose the blue gravel lol
 

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