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Can/should I Add More Tank Mates?

  1. J

    Joeyblaze88 Valued Member Member

    Hi all,

    I have. 72G bow front tank w/ two 406 canister filters. My current community:

    1 angelfish
    3 boesmani rainbows
    7 tetra glofish
    3 rummynose tetras

    I've tried stocking more rummynose, but they don't stay alive.

    Is there another group of small fish I can get?
     

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  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    You could actually get more rainbows. I'd see about a full school of 6-8 of them.
    The rummynose should have more too. You can do about 8-10 of those. I'm wondering why they aren't staying alive though.

    All I can think of is adding a pleco of some sort. Maybe a BN or Clown?
     


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  3. OP
    OP
    J

    Joeyblaze88 Valued Member Member

    Ok I can try the rummynose again. You don't think that's overstocking?

    You think 1 pleco would be better than a few catfish?

    Thanks
     


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  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    No, it's not overstocked.
    Yes, I think a pleco would be good.
     


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  5. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    I would do this
    1 angelfish
    8-10 boesmani rainbows
    15 rummynose tetras
    15 Bronze/albino cories or 20 kuhli loaches
    1 Clown pleco
     
  6. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I was going to mention that Cory would be a good addition, and suit any tank.
    Looks like someone beat me to it. :D
     
  7. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Your bosemani rainbow would need warmer water than the glofish. I would do some rehoming:).
     
  8. BHK3

    BHK3 Well Known Member Member

    I'm not going to be much help on your stocking question, but I just want to say that you have beautiful tank and I am super jealous. :) What is that tall grass-like plant in the back?
     
  9. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree with BD's advice.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    J

    Joeyblaze88 Valued Member Member

    I think you might be thinking of Danio glofish. Tetra glofish and bosemani's prefer just about the same temp :)
     
  11. OP
    OP
    J

    Joeyblaze88 Valued Member Member

    Thank you! I don't remember the name of that plant unfortunately. Maybe someone else can identify it.
     
  12. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    AquaticKeeper is correct. Skirt tetras need water below 76f with their ideal being around 73f, boesemanis need 78f+ with their ideal being around 80f. Which is why I skipped the tetras in my stocking plan.
     
  13. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Glo tetras also like cooler water than the bosemani rainbows.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    J

    Joeyblaze88 Valued Member Member

    Everything I've read would disagree with you, including this website.

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  15. Mike1995

    Mike1995 Well Known Member Member

    maybe some cherry barbs or gold barbs? They're very active and small
     
  16. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    That source is inaccurate on the info. Seriouslyfish and Fishbase are some of the reliable sources on these types of fish.
    Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Black Widow Tetra)
    Gymnocorymbus ternetzi summary page

    Fish can't be kept at the extreme ends of their temp range, so the extreme ends of the temp ranges needs to be crossed off, which would bring you to around 76-77f max.
     
  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Fishlore's profiles are inaccurate. I wouldn't use them, same with animal-world, aqadvisor and Live Aquaria.