New Aquarium, Stocking Ideas Wanted Please

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by pagoda, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. pagoda

    pagodaWell Known MemberMember

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    Yesterday I received and assembled my 3rd and probably final aquarium. It is an Aqua-El 60 litre Hexagonal

    Dimensions are 60cm tall x widest is 45cm and narrowest 41cm

    It came equipped with an Aqua-El trickle filter with pre-filter sponge, ceramic rings & carbon sponge in removable baskets and it has a fully submersible 50w heater....all fits together in a specially designed unit that sits under the lid. It also came with a very bright LED light as well.

    There are a few artificial plants already installed and black gravel.

    I have a few ideas of what I would like....but am not 100% sure so your imput would be appreciated please....

    Ideas....

    8 x Threadfin Rainbow on their own

    or

    1 x Dumbo Betta with Purple Rasbora, Red Rasbora (6 of each) & Bristlenose Pleco

    or

    2 x Dwarf Ram with 4 Threadfin Rainbow

    or what.....?

    Thank you in advance

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  2. CaptainAquatics

    CaptainAquaticsWell Known MemberMember

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    If it was me I’d do:
    5x cory cats (id do albino)
    10x ember tetras
    5x guppys

    With the guppys you may have breeding and if it goes overboard you can sell or donate them to you LFS.

    The Cory’s cats will give action to the bottoms the ember tetras will give action to the middle and the guppys will give surface action.
     
  3. TheFishmonger

    TheFishmongerValued MemberMember

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    You know me.. I'd add some shrimp, but since you have fake plants.. I'd hold back on the shrimp.

    To answer your question..

    1 x Dumbo Betta with Purple Rasbora, Red Rasbora (6 of each) & Bristlenose Pleco

    would be my choice.
     
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    pagodaWell Known MemberMember

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    @CaptainAquatics

    Unfortunately I don't have any fish suppliers within range...all my fish are bought online and courier delivered, so breeding is strictly limited (although my Cory in one of the 80 litre aquariums still have not bothered to open let alone read that memo)
     
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