I Need Tank Stocking Advice

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Sarai93p, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Sarai93p New Member Member

    I'm thinking of stocking a 75 gallon community tank with 4 dwarf goirami's and about 10 guppies, 6 Molly's, 10 tetras and 2 plecos.

    It will be a planted tank with a variety of hiding places.

    I did research and I think all these fish will get along and do well as long as I keep the pH at like 7-7.5

    Is this a good idea?

    I've never had goirami's though, I'm thinking of not going with those and going with a angel or German ram

    My main goal is to avoid bullying in the tank

    Also how do you sex a Molly or tetra? I'd like to keep a single gender to prevent breeding

  2. Addie42 Well Known Member Member

    Would reconsider the dwarf gouramis. Look up the dwarf gouramis virus. Spending a hot minute on this forum, I can see it’s a really common issue. Maybe just do a centre piece pearl gourami. What kind of plecos are you getting?
  3. Sarai93p New Member Member

    Bristle nose plecos
  4. Sarai93p New Member Member

    Okay so I reconsiderd the gourami's and decided on German blue Rams. I like the colors better, but like the bigger size of the pearls. So maybe both?. There just won't be wiggle room from that 7 pH and my tap is 7.5, which while be a challenge I haven't had to face before
  5. Sarai93p New Member Member

    How do I sex a Molly or tetra? I'd like to prevent breeding, but am ordering juveniles. I'd like to pull the females once they mature and put into a separate tank
  6. nikm128 Fishlore VIP Member

    Maybe consider Bolivian rams? The blues need really warm water and significantly reduces your possible stock.
    Not much wiggle room with a PH of 7? You could keep most fish at that with no problems
    Female molly's will have rounder and sometimes longer fins than males. Tetras, I'm not sure