40 Gallon Stocking Advice Wanted

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by raptorsvt79, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    i have a 40 gallon tank i'm about to set up....i have a 12 gallon tank currently set and running, with 6 harlequin rasboras, 2 albino cory cats and a four month old krib and a mystery snai.....i'm going to move all the fish into the 40 gallon....but want suggestions, as what i could maybe add, i would like some larger fish if possible....plz help...
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  2. Jake the Fish

    Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    You could get a dwarf gourami. They look nice. Some rams would be ok too but aren't as big as the dwarf gourami. You could also try angelfish.
     
  3. NMfishman

    NMfishmanWell Known MemberMember

    Giant Danios, or maybe sometype of rainbowfish like turquoise or boeseman, just remember these fish are schooling and need at least 3 or 4. Angels should be fine, as well as a bristlenose pleco. I think the larger gouramies would work but not to sure about them with the krib.
     




  4. platy ben

    platy benWell Known MemberMember

    I personally would have to disagree with the suggestion of rams, rams and kribs are both dwarf cichlids, and they are from different parts of the world, therefore I don't think they would mix to well.

    I would suggest these fish to add with the ones you already have:

    1 angelfish OR 1 pearl/gold/opaline gourami

    add 4 more corys to your 2 you already have.

    1 bristlenose pleco

    This would leave you, in my opinion, just under fully stocked :)
     




  5. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    if i get a pair of angels, would that be a problem?
     
  6. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Only for the other fish :) JK but yeah, they'll be more aggressive while they spawn.
     
  7. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    hmmm...i would like some angels....and there is no gurantee that i will get an actual male and female....
     
  8. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    You could have 1 Angel but I wouldn't suggest a pair with your current stocking list. I like Platy Ben's suggestion. Very nice :) You could try that?
     
  9. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    now if i could only find a bristlenose pleco..
     
  10. NMfishman

    NMfishmanWell Known MemberMember

    I know I can't bet BNs out here either :mad:
     
  11. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    If you can't find a bristlenose, a clown, tiger, or rubberlip pleco would be great instead.
     
  12. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    that sounds great...i'll look around
     
  13. platy ben

    platy benWell Known MemberMember

    I think some of our members breed bristlenosep lecos, I'm not sure who, I think Shawnie did at one point and CHoffman I also know has bred plecos, so if you send them a profile/private message they might be able to help you out :)
     
  14. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    so people are telling me an angel is a bad choice with the fish i have....i really wanted an angel....but what other fish would be a good choice, besides a gourmai...
     
  15. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I just saw the rasboras, i think they are small enough that it could eat them eventually. And I don't know anything about kribs. Sorry, for some reason I was thnking your stock was something different...it's been one of those days.
     
  16. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    how about swordtails...would they work with my stock?
     
  17. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Sure!
     
  18. Jrobber

    JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    I really like my Swordtails, they are pretty looking and very active fish. I think you'd like them.
     
  19. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    how does two females and one male sound...i heard males are aggressive towards each other....i just hope they dont bother my harlequins
     




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