60 Gallon Stocking Ideas?

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

  1. Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    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. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

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

    Yes, I have 5 guppies and 4 platies
  4. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Maybe you can do this:

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

    What is a Bolivian ram?
  6. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

  7. Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    Is it it just a fancy chichlid?
  8. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, but it is generally peaceful
  9. Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    Are chichlids usually aggressive?
  10. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

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

  12. Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

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

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

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

    Kuhli loaches are completely peaceful
  16. Fishboy321Valued MemberMember

    cichlids are the deffinition of agressive fish
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  17. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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. Fishboy321Valued MemberMember

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

    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. Fishboy321Valued MemberMember

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