Bare Bottom Tank

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

  1. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    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. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

  3. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    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. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i would have to order shell dwellers from online as there aren't any where i live
  5. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i like goldies and cichlids but every cichlid i buy is either very shy or stunted and i does just return them
  6. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Oh what type of fish do you have near by you?
  7. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    You could do 1 Fancy Goldfish
  8. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    A pair of firemouths and some dither fish.
  9. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    only goldies, angels, iridescent sharks, flowerhorns, and a lot more...plenty fishes for a community to
  10. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    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. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    one fancy in a 40...aren't they social
  12. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure :(
  13. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    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. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    A short bodied flowerhorn will do 'okay' in your tank.
  15. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I never knew there was a short body flowerhorn can you tell me the species or scientific name?
  16. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Flowerhorns are hybrids and don't have scientific names...
  17. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Oh then name a short body flowerhorn hybrid?
  18. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Not really into flowerhorns and naming them, but a simple google search will get you tons of results.
  19. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    dude....i'm well versed with these fishes. I got irridescent in my 10000g pond
  20. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    or yeah i have a flowerhorn in my 180g

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