Choosing The Right Fish

WittyName

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Starting a new tank and in week 2 of a fishless cycle.

Looking into what fish to add.

1 x albino bristlenose pleco
15 x cardinal tetra
15 x rummy nose tetra
3 x angelfish

For a beginner tank how does this sound for a 40 gallon breeder tank?

My filter is a HOB pinguin 350 modified with an added foam on the intake... extra foam in the filter with bio ceramic rings behind the foam on both sides. I ditched the included filter cartridges.

Planning on 30%-40% bI weekly water changes.

I already have the pleco... I've had him for 5 years in a 8 gallon. Got the upgrade for him.


Also in what order should I add? Angel first or tetras first. Who needs to have the tank to themself first?

Any advice so I do this the right way... I'm an animal lover and the last thing I want is a miserable fish in my care.

Any advice would be greatly received.

Thanks
 

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Everything for the most part sounds good. I don't know a lot about temperature compatibilities though, so others will chime in. But I would only get 2 angels as 2 will most likely pair up and bully the third. Also the angels might try the eat the tetras when the are small. Not sure though.
 

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I agree, 3 is not a good number for angels.

The BN pleco needs cooler water than the rest of the stock, a clown pleco would work though.

max h I think the OP states it's a 40 breeder
 

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Agreed with above; the BN pleco need cooler water than cardinals, rummynose and angelfish. 3 angels isn't a good idea, as they can fight together.

I suggest getting 2 angelfish and maybe a school of sterbaI cories at the bottom of the tank
 
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I have the bristlenose already... I was planning on trying to keep the tank at 76 For all the fish. Would that not keep everyone happy?
 

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The BN would prefer water below 75f while the rest of the stock would be good at 78-80f
 

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Keep the tank at 78.

Lower the schools to 10-12 and the angels to a pair. The bn will do fine.
 

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