(edited) Stocking Suggestions For Community Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Kenny777, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    So I'm kinda stuck here and need some help.
    Here is the stock I'm planning so far,
    16 Panda Cories
    4 Peacock Gudgeons
    2 Bolivian Rams
    1 Electric Blue Lobster
    12 Bleeding Heart Tetras
    1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco
    7 Nerite Snails
    I'm looking for a centerpiece fish that is about 4.5inches or bigger and won't hurt my other fish and are temp compatible. Open to any suggestions!! Thank you.

    I also want a beautiful bright color fish any color but something bright. I'm not really interested in Gouramis but the one I like so far is a pearl but I want to see what else is out there :)
     
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  2. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    You could add one angelfish. I like Kio Angels. I would rehome the Lobster since he will terrorize the Pleco once he is full grown. Plecos like cooler temps than most of your fish but you could have the tank at 77 degrees and everyone will be happy.
     
  3. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Get rid of the lobster for the pleco's sake.
     




  4. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    So I should rehome the lobster?

    I don't have the lobster yet I'm planning this stock the only fish that is a definite is the pleco
     
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  5. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    I would, yes.
     
  6. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Okay I'll cross the lobster out of my list.
     
  7. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    What temperature will you be keeping the tank at?
     
  8. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    77F°/78F°
     
  9. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    That's not ideal for the Pleco but could work. I think a Clown Pleco would be better.
     
  10. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Probably pushing a little too warm for the Bolivians, but I think they'd be fine.
     
  11. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Well the pleco is a definite because I already have him in another tank.
     
  12. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    I wouldn't do angels; they prefer/are more comfortable in the warmer waters.
     
  13. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    That is fine but a GBR would be better.
     
  14. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Is their any other dwarf cichlid that I can put in their with the temperature?
     
  15. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    As long as breeding isn't the goal Angels do well in temps as low as 75 degrees.

    GBR
     
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  16. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    GBR. Don't be intimidated if some people say they're difficult to keep, I'm finding it way easier then I was told on here.
     
  17. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Okay so here's my planning stock SO FAR,
    16 Panda Cories
    4 Peacock Gudgeons
    2 German Blue Rams
    7 Nerite Snails
    12 Bleeding Heart Tetras
    1 Albino Bristlenose pleco
     
  18. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Might wanna swap the panda cories for aenus or sterbais. Too hot for pandas.
     
  19. OP
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    But i want to keep the pandas they are my favorite.
     
  20. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Then either re work your plans for a cooler tank to keep pandas or get rid of the pandas for a cory that can tolerate high temperatures.
     




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