75 Gallon Tank New Aquarium Stocking

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HI everyone! I am planning on starting a new 75 gallon tank soon and I would love some stocking ideas. I like the idea of multiple schools of very colorful fish in a natural looking aquarium. I am NOT interested in cichlids or angel fish. Any ideas?
 

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Just throwing out ideas:
- rummynose tetra
- neon tetra
- celestial pearl danios (aka galaxy rasbora)
- emerald rasbora
- harlequin rasbora
- lambchop rasbora
- cardinal tetra

Personally I think it would be really cool if you did a huge school of cardinal tetras with a school of cories

Once you work out what fish you want and look into compatibility of the chosen species it’s easier to decide stocking in terms of quantity of each fish
 

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Are there any fish that you are particularly interested in?
Barbs, tetras, danios, rasboras, pencilfish and rainbowfish are all popular and colourful schooling fish that could work in a 75 gallon
 
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Crimson_687 said:
Just throwing out ideas:
- rummynose tetra
- neon tetra
- celestial pearl danios (aka galaxy rasbora)
- emerald rasbora
- harlequin rasbora
- lambchop rasbora
- cardinal tetra

Personally I think it would be really cool if you did a huge school of cardinal tetras with a school of cories

Once you work out what fish you want and look into compatibility of the chosen species it’s easier to decide stocking in terms of quantity of each fish
I have a few neons now and I haven’t had the best time with them but I love the way they look, so I am definitely thinking of including some cardinal tetras. I’ve never had cories but people seem to love them so I might give those a try too!
 
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BottomDweller said:
Are there any fish that you are particularly interested in?
Barbs, tetras, danios, rasboras, pencilfish and rainbowfish are all popular and colourful schooling fish that could work in a 75 gallon
I am most interested in tetras and rainbowfish. I am definitely leaning towards including some cardinal tetras because I love the coloring. I just wasn’t sure if they would look too small in a 75 gallon tank. I also like the praecox rainbowfish but again I know they are on the smaller side. Do you have any suggestions for other colorful tetras? So many just look dull in the store but I know they might look better in my tank.
 

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Audrey0611 said:
I am most interested in tetras and rainbowfish. I am definitely leaning towards including some cardinal tetras because I love the coloring. I just wasn’t sure if they would look too small in a 75 gallon tank. I also like the praecox rainbowfish but again I know they are on the smaller side. Do you have any suggestions for other colorful tetras? So many just look dull in the store but I know they might look better in my tank.
There is nothing small about a massive school of colorful fish. Get at least 2 dozen of them and they'll look great, just look at videos of them in a tank. If you want a spectacular looking school, I've heard that rummynose tetras make rather tight schools. I don't know about other tetras, but there are a ton of different types of rainbowfish you could look at with a tank that size. Are you interested in gouramis at all, or are you just going for schooling fish?
 

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CMB said:
There is nothing small about a massive school of colorful fish. Get at least 2 dozen of them and they'll look great, just look at videos of them in a tank. If you want a spectacular looking school, I've heard that rummynose tetras make rather tight schools. I don't know about other tetras, but there are a ton of different types of rainbowfish you could look at with a tank that size. Are you interested in gouramis at all, or are you just going for schooling fish?
1-3 gouramI would make nice centerpiece fish, so long as they get along
 

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How about something like this at 79-80f
20 cardinal tetras
15 praecox rainbows
3 pearl gouramis (one male, 2 female)
4 german blue rams
1 clown pleco
20 sterbaI cories or bronze/albino cories

Audrey0611 said:
Do you have any suggestions for other colorful tetras? So many just look dull in the store but I know they might look better in my tank.
I think congo tetras are very pretty once settled in. Flame tetras are quite colourful. Though silvertip tetras are not super colourful I think they are very beautiful. Green neons are colourful but even smaller than cardinals.
 

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