My 65 Gallon Community Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by EagleDrake13, May 15, 2018.

  1. EagleDrake13

    EagleDrake13New MemberMember

    I have a 65 gallon aquarium I would like to run as my first community tank and inside I am putting the following but it is kinda under stocked. Maybe some kind of shrimp or some snails or other kinds of fish Just please leave suggestions for me.

    6x Khuli Loaches
    6x Pearl Gourami
    4x Mollies
    4x Swordtails
    2x Brittlenose plecos
    12x Neon Tetras

    Please no corries and the fish on the list are going in the tank no matter what, Thanks.
  2. RainBetta

    RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Your tank is not understocked- its overstocked!!! DEFINITELY NOT on the 6 pearl gouramis. A 65G isn't suitable for 6 of them at all!!!!!!! I would do this for stocking:

    x6 kuhli loaches
    x2 pearl gouramis
    x5 mollies OR swordtails - pick one
    x2 plecos
    x12 neon tetras
    x4 Nerite snails

    Shrimp will get eaten unless you want bamboo shrimp (I don't know about those so I may be wrong???)

    BTW is ur tank already stocked or are you just planning?????
  3. FlipFlopFishFlake

    FlipFlopFishFlakeWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't have 6 pearl gouramis, way too much for that small of a space, and the temperature ranges of the neons and pearls have very little overlap of temperature so arguably wouldn't be temperature compatible. But if you are set on having all of these fish, then this is what I would recommend:
    10 kuhli loaches
    1 pearl gourami
    5 mollies
    2 bn plecos
    1o neon tetras
    10 ember tetras
    Shrimp and snails (if the tank is heavily planted the shrimp will survive)
  4. OP

    EagleDrake13New MemberMember

    Just planning and thanks for the help I think I will use that list
  5. RainBetta

    RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Phew!! Alright good luck then! :)

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