ReStocking 36 Gallon

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  1. platy21

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    Hello everyone.

    I am looking to restock my 36 gallon bowfront and am looking for suggestions. My current stock is as follows:

    10-12 Platy's
    6 Harlequin Rasbora's
    2 Kribensis
    4 Panda Cory's.

    I am looking for more of a centerpiece fish. I like the look of the Harlequin's, and wouldn't mind adding another schooling fish to my set up. However, I want a fish that will act as a centerpiece for the tank. The platy's are a result of 2.5 years of in-tank breeding, and are slowing dying off. I have no plans to replace them as of right now. I enjoy watching the Panda Cory's drift around the bottom, so I might consider adding more to their school. The Kribensis though, were probably a bad choice for my tank. They are a mated pair and have produced fry several times; although none have made it to adulthood. They go through periods of aggression and generally are in their hide all day.

    So, my question is this- are there any centerpiece fish that would fit with my aquarium? Does anyone have a similar setup such as mine and have had success adding a centerpiece?

    I am running two filters on the tank. A Fluval 306 canister filter and Aquaclear 50 HOB filter.

    Thanks.
     
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    I would do one angel fish , however I have never kept kribs and do not know anything about them . the other fish you mentioned would be fine with one angel as a centerpiece, Wait for more answers from who know about kribs. Alison:;jaws
     
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    If you want an angelfish then you will need to get a different type of cory, as they need cooler water than angels. Get C. aeneus in place of the pandas. At least 5.
    Kribs also need warmer water than pandas.
     
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    I had an Angelfish who actually just passed away. I liked having him in the tank, but was thinking of branching out a bit with a new fish. Any other suggestions?
     
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    I should also add that the LFS is interested in my Kribensis, so they may be rehomed soon.
     
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    So you're going to rehome the kribs and keep the pandas?
    OK. In that case, get pearl gouramis.
     
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    Most likely. The Kribs are becoming too aggressive in my tank and my LFS is interested in them. I hate to rehome then, but I feel that may be best. Is anyone on here close to Pittsburgh and interested in them?

    Pearl Gourami's seem interesting. How many Pearls should I get, if I go that route?
     
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    I am a beginner and do not know if these mix well with the fish in your tank, but I recently added 4 female sunset thick lip gourami to my 36g which already housed a school of rasboras. Everyone gets along nicely. A single sunset thick lip gourami would be ok too. Mine were super curious and friendly from day 1. They eat from my hand!

    If you rehome the other fish I would also increase the harlequin's school.
     
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    I plan on increasing the Harlequin's and the Cory's, as well as perhaps adding a school of Neon or Cardinal Tetra's. I am also considering rehoming the platy's. I have kept platy's for almost a decade, and am looking to go a completely different route with this tank re-build.

    Any other cichlids or larger fish that would work in my tank? Keep in mind that I plan on keeping the Harlequin's and Cory's, and am potentially searching for an additional schooling fish. Ideally I would like to have two or three schools of fish with a larger, centerpiece fish (or two) in the tank.

    Although I have gotten this idea in my head to completely upgrade my tank to a 55 gallon. Probably won't be able to do that, but I would love the extra space.
     
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    Not sure, but maybe some kind of Apistogramma.
     
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