40b tank additional stocking

Wnrwade

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whenever my 40 finally cycles and I can add fish I want to have like 10 zebra danios and like 6 harlequins. What else can I add and how many?

Also how do you determine how many fish? I have read lots of articles and can never find anything beyond really the 1in rule or suggestions on tank size ( this never really says how many in that tank size or if other fish are in there) and I know it really depends on bio load, filtration and ability to do water changes.
I have higher ph water around 8 and am running a whisper 60 and a sicce adv shark 600 filters so I have around 500 gph turn over of water. Temo of tank is 78 degrees. Would like to someday try my hand at adding some plants also.
 

jkkgron2

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It’s hard to determine how many fish. Usually you have to consider what area of the tank they hang out in, do they need a school, and do they have a heavy bioload.

Some endlers livebearers would look nice. Maybe 3 males and 6 females? You could also up the rasboras to 10. Other fish you might consider are peacock gudgeons, corys, and a school of tetras.
 

AngelfishDude722

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oto catfish are great algae eaters but if there is no algae you can feed them boiled spinach or other greens they are peaceful fish. Corydoras in a group of 4-6 are cool also.
 

jkkgron2

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IMO Otos don’t always eat veggies but if they make it past 2 weeks and will accept veggies they are very fun and rewarding little guys :)
 

AngelfishDude722

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jkkgron2 said:
IMO Otos don’t always eat veggies but if they make it past 2 weeks and will accept veggies they are very fun and rewarding little guys :)
What else would you feed them if they don’t accept veggies?
 
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Wnrwade

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jkkgron2 said:
It’s hard to determine how many fish. Usually you have to consider what area of the tank they hang out in, do they need a school, and do they have a heavy bioload.

Some endlers livebearers would look nice. Maybe 3 males and 6 females? You could also up the rasboras to 10. Other fish you might consider are peacock gudgeons, corys, and a school of tetras.
Thank you will look at the Cory's and gudgeons.The bio load is what I have a hard time finding. I would like fancy guppies or endlers but guppies seem to be my nemesis. Of course they were from petco (only option unless I ship) but have had close to 10 of them die in my 29 gallon. Never more than 6 in there at a time. May try and order some in again some day but havent got over that many dieing yet

AngelfishDude722 said:
oto catfish are great algae eaters but if there is no algae you can feed them boiled spinach or other greens they are peaceful fish. Corydoras in a group of 4-6 are cool also.
Thought about getting an albino bristle nose pleco or 2. Just didn't know yet. I think would be the last thing I would add though
 

JettsPapa

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AngelfishDude722 said:
What else would you feed them if they don’t accept veggies?
If they won't eat commercial food or vegetables, and if there's not enough algae, they'll starve.
 

AngelfishDude722

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JettsPapa said:
If they won't eat commercial food or vegetables, and if there's not enough algae, they'll starve.
Oh...

Wnrwade said:
Thought about getting an albino bristle nose pleco or 2. Just didn't know yet. I think would be the last thing I would add though
Bridtlenose are cool but watch out they might eat any plants you add and from what I have seen require a lot more food than most people think.
 
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Wnrwade

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Bridtlenose are cool but watch out they might eat any plants you add and from what I have seen require a lot more food than most people think.
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Yeah thats what I'm worried about. Would like to try some bacopa caroliniana someday
 

AngelfishDude722

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Wnrwade said:
Bridtlenose are cool but watch out they might eat any plants you add and from what I have seen require a lot more food than most people think.
Yeah thats what I'm worried about. Would like to try some bacopa caroliniana someday
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Idk I had those plants and they died on me for no reason while all of my other plants did well... but goodluck to you!
 
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Wnrwade

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AngelfishDude722 said:
Yeah thats what I'm worried about. Would like to try some bacopa caroliniana someday
Idk I had those plants and they died on me for no reason while all of my other plants did well... but goodluck to you!
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Yeah thought I would give them a try. Been watching alot of aquarium co-op and he says that happens to some people. He said he is a master horticulturist but he has a certain easy plant he can't keep alive also. Says some people because of their water or fish cant keep some. But I like how they actually take the plants they receive and put them under the water and try to get the die back already done before you buy them
 
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