Fish suggestions

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by aleu18, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. aleu18Valued MemberMember

    Hi my dad is going to buy a 40 gallon tank and wants me to help him set it up.
    Anyone have any suggestions for some fish he can put in the tank? He doesnt want agressive fish and a community tank sounds like the best option.
    Thx in advance :)

  2. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

  3. PeacefantasyWell Known MemberMember

    A single Angelfish would be a nice centerpiece.
    How about a large group of cory cats?

  4. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    I second the Cory cats. They're an adorable fish.
  5. ClearEyesWell Known MemberMember

    I like my cherry barbs in my 40G :)
  6. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What about something like this?

    1x Angelfish
    8x Sterbai or Bronze cories (choose one species)
    1-2x Blue ram (or variant)
    8x Black neon tetra
    8x Glowlight tetra
  7. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    I might steal this for when I get a big tank
  8. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

  9. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Other options for cories would be:
    C. adolfoi, acutus, duplicareus, gossei, haraldschultzi, oiapoquensis, seussi, and splendens. Like TD says, one species only.

    Other options for middle-dwelling schoolers would be cardinal tetras, diamond tetras, or rummynose tetras.
  10. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Although keep in mind that large angelfish can eat the smaller tetras, so it's a good idea to buy them (angelfish) when their young, and small.
  11. aleu18Valued MemberMember

    Thank you for all the suggestions.
    He lives in south america but im going to see him next week so ill try to find the fish hopefully they have them there :)
    Hes liking the idea of one angel fish and the cories but im loving the gouramis since i already own one (im biased ;))
  12. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Well whatever you do don't mix gourami and Angels, I don't think those are compatible, though I could be wrong >.> lemme check on that.

    EDIT: Yep they aren't compatible because they're both a little aggressive and they don't match temperature requirements (angelfish are very picky and want 82f and gourami don't really like water much above 80f)
  13. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Gouramis and angels can be kept together. 82 F is the high end of the angel preferred range. and many gouramis can be kept in the same temps.

    I have a DG with my angel with no issue. Pearl, moonlight, and honey gouramis should also be fine with angels.
  14. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Interesting :0 everything I've seen speaks against it haha, thanks for the correction!
  15. aleu18Valued MemberMember

    Yea i dont think i will mix the gourami and angel
    My gourami can be pretty nippy so i dont want to risk it
  16. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What type of gourami is it?
  17. aleu18Valued MemberMember

    I have a dwarf gourami
  18. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think you'd be fine to mix a DG and an angelfish.
  19. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember


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