40 Gallon Tank, Stocking Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Jamie_3_6, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    So recently I have been looking at stocking ideas for my 40 gallon tank. I so far don't have too much of a preference of what fish I would like, at the moment just want to get a few options that I can do more research into.
    So far I have about 8 different options that I have either been suggested by other people or have seen other people with that set up.
    Just wanting to double check all are suitable and will work comfortably also any tips or suggestions are welcome!!

    Idea 1-
    4 peacock gudgeons
    10 bleeding heart tetras
    10 blood fin tetras
    12 corys
    2 Bolivian rams
    4 Nerite snails

    Idea 2-
    3 honey gourami
    12 danios or skirt tetra
    3 Bolivian rams
    10 corys
    1 pleco

    Idea 3-
    14 harlequin rasboras
    10 corys
    2 GBRS

    Idea 4-
    8 rummy nose tetra
    6 sterbai Cory
    10 endlers
    10 cardinal tetra

    Idea 5-
    9 rummy nose tetra
    10 corys
    10 endlers
    Mystery/nerite snail
    2 pearl gourami or key hole ciclids

    Idea 6-
    1 angle fish
    7 harlequin rasboras
    2 German blue rams
    2 honey gourami
    7 black neon tetra
    6 corys
    6 ottos

    Idea 7-
    8 corys
    10 rummy nose tetra
    8 glass catfish
    15 shrimp

    Idea 8-
    12 neon tetra
    2 bolvarian rans
    1 pleco
    5 glass catfish
    5 pruecox rainbows
    3 female mollies
    6 corys
    Small loach

  2. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Idea 1 sounds good and Idea 2 sounds good but don t do 3 Bolivian Rams do 2 and do 4 Honey Gouramis instead of 3. For the pleco do a bristlenose pleco. And for the cories do pandas.

    Idea 2 should look like this
    4 Honey Gouramis
    2 Bolivian Rams
    12 Panda Cories
    1 Bristlenose pleco
    14 Skirt Tetras or 16 Celestrial Pearl Danios
    3 Nerite Snails.

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  3. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    Okay thankyou I was unsure about the three rams as it was an odd number, I know there are lots of species of Cory Dora what is the difference between the different types and is there a benefit to keeping a group of the same type rather than having a mixed group?

  4. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Keeping 1 species of cory is the best. Getting different species will not school together only if they are the same species.
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    What are the dimensions?
  6. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    Not 100% sure on what they are but it is more of a longer tank if that makes sense rather than being wide
  7. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Can you measure it?
  8. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    Dimensions are
    91cm length
    37 cm wide
    48 cm high
  9. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    With the measurements you actually have a 46.6g tank. What about this stock?
    3 Peacock Gudgeons
    2 Bolivian Rams
    3 Honey Gouramis
    10 Bleeding Heart Tetras
    10 Penguin Tetras
    10 Albino Corys
    1 Bn Pleco
    3 Nerite Snails
    2 Mystery Snails
    I think this stock would work anyone would correct me.
  10. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    Math is t my strong point so I probably messed up some calculations along the way
    That sounds really nice is there any stock that would work with dwarf gourami?
  11. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    They are aggressive and will attack the honeys so no
  12. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    What if there were no honeys. Is there a way to have a community tank with DGs?
  13. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I still wouldn't recommend it because it's a 50/50 shot they can be peaceful or aggressive and harm the other fish.
  14. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    Okay thank you
  15. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Your welcome
  16. PrismWell Known MemberMember

    You could do albino, and bronze together they will school with each other.

    Honeys are a little small, and not as pretty as the honeys, but DG's are the most aggressive gourami I can think of at the moment, they can be aggressive or peaceful you shouldn't take the risk.
  17. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah because they are the same species lolz
  18. Jamie_3_6New MemberMember

    Okay thankyou for that!
  19. PrismWell Known MemberMember

    Not exactly, they are different species, different color but close.
  20. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    No they are same species different color morph :D

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