60 Gallon Stocking Ideas?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Wilson Johnson, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    Hey guys! I recently just got a 60 gallon fish tank from a friend. I have a 10 gallon with guppies and platies so I'm not sure what are good combinations for a community 60 gallon tank. Any help would be great!
     
  2. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Are you going to get the guppies and platies into the 60 gallon? What are the numbers of each?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    Yes, I have 5 guppies and 4 platies
     




  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Maybe you can do this:

    5x guppies
    4x platies
    10x neon tetras
    8x false juli cory
    1x bolivian ram
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    What is a Bolivian ram?
     
  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

     
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    Is it it just a fancy chichlid?
     
  8. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, but it is generally peaceful
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    Are chichlids usually aggressive?
     
  10. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah, but bolivian rams are generally peaceful. Many have kept them in community tanks with no problem
     
  11. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    What other fish do you like? You have many options.

    Aquatickeeper suggested good stocking. Here's another option
    5 guppies
    4 platies
    15 ember tetras
    15 kuhli loaches
    1 Dwarf gourami or 1-2 honey gourami
    4 nerite snails
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    Is it better to have like 15 of one type of tetra or like 6 of two types
     
  13. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    It's better to have 1 larger school than more smaller schools. The bigger the school the happier they are
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson Johnson Valued Member Member

    Are kuhli loaches peaceful, they look kind of aggressive
     
  15. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Kuhli loaches are completely peaceful
     
  16. Fishboy321

    Fishboy321 Valued Member Member

    cichlids are the deffinition of agressive fish
     
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  17. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Also I have a 63 gallon tank with this stocking to give you even more ideas:)
    8 White Cloud Mountain Minnows
    8 danios
    8 Guppies (2 male, 6 female)
    8-10 Platies
    1 Bristle nose pleco
    4 Dojo loaches
    2 Bolivian Rams
    4 Peacock gugeons
    1 umbrella cichlid
    1 Female molly
     
  18. Fishboy321

    Fishboy321 Valued Member Member

    I would get rid of guppies and platties because if you don't you will have thousands
     
  19. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Some are but some are peaceful.

    Well the OP never stated they had both genders but if they do very few fry will survive in a community tank. I have guppies and platies of both genders in my tank but no fry have survived apart from ones I caught.
     
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  20. Fishboy321

    Fishboy321 Valued Member Member

    Ok, if you do get a good not take some to your lfs and you can get store credit
     




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