Bare Bottom Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by shiv234, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    what would you stock a 48''x18''x12'' long(approx. 40 gallon). It has some fake plants but nothing much and a black background. maby something orange or red or silver
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  2. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

  3. clk89

    clk89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I personally like community tanks, so there would be a lot of options. Are there any fish type you like? Any colors you like best?
     




  4. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    i would have to order shell dwellers from online as there aren't any where i live
     
  5. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    i like goldies and cichlids but every cichlid i buy is either very shy or stunted and i does just return them
     
  6. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Oh what type of fish do you have near by you?
     
  7. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    You could do 1 Fancy Goldfish
     
  8. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    A pair of firemouths and some dither fish.
     
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    only goldies, angels, iridescent sharks, flowerhorns, and a lot more...plenty fishes for a community to
     
  10. clk89

    clk89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I believe in a 40 gallon you could do a couple fancy goldfish.

    The only cichlid I'm kind of familiar with would be an angel fish. You could do a community tank with a single Angelfish as kind of the centerpiece.

    edit: a iridecent shark would get way too big for this tank.
     
  11. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    one fancy in a 40...aren't they social
     
  12. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    I'm not sure :(
     
  13. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    2 Fancys at the max in a 40g would be okay.

    Flowerhorn cichlids would get way too big same with the iridescent sharks.

    Firemouths or convicts? Malawi Cichlids? A single parrot cichlid could work but not totally sure.
     
  14. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    A short bodied flowerhorn will do 'okay' in your tank.
     
  15. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    I never knew there was a short body flowerhorn can you tell me the species or scientific name?
     
  16. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Flowerhorns are hybrids and don't have scientific names...
     
  17. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Oh then name a short body flowerhorn hybrid?
     
  18. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Not really into flowerhorns and naming them, but a simple google search will get you tons of results.
     
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    dude....i'm well versed with these fishes. I got irridescent in my 10000g pond
     
  20. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    or yeah i have a flowerhorn in my 180g
     




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