The Fishlore profiles are inaccurate and outdated. Use SeriouslyFish (my favorite) or Fishbase.Farlowella Fella said:Thanks for all the replies, I had posted about the tank stocking a while ago and was recommended juliI corys for the tank so I assumed pandas would work too. I think I’ll start using the fishlore profiles for tank space requirements to be more conservative with my stocking in the future. I’ll keep an eye on the tank for now and make changes if I need to later.
I'll probably add 2 more pandas to at least have 7 but like I said I'll keep an eye on the tank and if it seems like there's any issues or weird behaviour I'll try to make room in another tank or transfer to a 20 long if I can find one. I bought the tank on the understanding that it was a 20 long but foolish me, I didn't measure it until I got home, otherwise I wouldn't have this issue (maybe). So much for a good deal! And I've self imposed a moratorium on tank purchases. .rohanr said:I think you’re fine. Keep it at 10 harlequin rasboras and 5 panda Cories. I would recommend some type of gourami. Honey, dwarf, or sparkling.
If you’re worried about your tank being overstocked I would recommend looking at aquadvisor. A lot of people think they’re bad but they are really good at giving you a general idea of your tanks stocking.
I've decided to forgo a centerpiece in exchange for larger schools of each, they're both interesting enough to watch as is, especially the panda corys. As the plant cover increases they're starting to be less skittish.vikingkirken said:I think you're fine with the stock you're considering. Of course they would enjoy more room. My penguin tetras enjoy my 6' tank immensely, but they certainly don't NEED it.
I'd say start with six or so rasboras, particularly if you want a honey gouramI as rohanr suggested. You can always add to the rasboras numbers down the road once you get a feel for activity levels.