New 65 Gallon Tank - Should I Add Anything Else?

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I have upgraded to a 4 foot 65 gallon tank (48 inch length x 16 inch width x 20 inch height). I combined my previous two smaller tanks so the current stock is:

- 10 harlequin rasboras
- 11 neon tetras
- 6 albino corydoras
- 1 dwarf gourami

And a little horned nerite.

I will let them all settle into their new home and make sure water parameters stay stable of course. But just wondering if this seems like a decent full stock for the new size tank, or whether I could/should add anything - and if so, some ideas as to what!
 

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You have space but I wonder if you should add additional species , especially given the mid and top water schools you already have. Your cory's would appreciate a few more stablemates and adding a pair of bolivian rams would easily work.
 

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Congrats on the new tank! I'd definitely double the aeneus cory shoal or add a shoal of a different cory species. Along with a pair of bolivian rams as suggested above, what about a rubberlip pleco?
 

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Susiefoo said:
I have upgraded to a 4 foot 65 gallon tank (48 inch length x 16 inch width x 20 inch height). I combined my previous two smaller tanks so the current stock is:

- 10 harlequin rasboras
- 11 neon tetras
- 6 albino corydoras
- 1 dwarf gourami

And a little horned nerite.

I will let them all settle into their new home and make sure water parameters stay stable of course. But just wondering if this seems like a decent full stock for the new size tank, or whether I could/should add anything - and if so, some ideas as to what!
Plenty of space left for stocking.

I would add a shoal of Rainbow fish, they really fill in the space well.
 

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I agree with the pleco idea too!
 
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Ooh thanks everyone! Great to hear I have some space to work with. I'm keen to keep the stock on the lighter side so might go with a few more cories to begin with (maybe bronze aeneus for variety but so they could still all "play" together), and see what happens. I love the Bolivian rams idea.

I've never really "got" plecos - they seem to be really popular so clearly there is some attraction - maybe I should try one to find out
 

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I'd get the BN pleco. They are very cute to watch, IME. You could do:

14 harlequin rasboras
14 neon tetras
1 dwarf gourami
12-14 bronze/albino cories
1 BN pleco
1 bolivian ram
 
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Thanks aquatic keeper! I don't know much about Bolivian rams - are they better off alone or in pairs/ something else?
 

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They can be kept alone, and can also be kept in twos. If you decide to keep two, 1M/1F and 2F would work.
 

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