Rethinking My Stocking

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Wobbegong

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So I have had my 60 gallon tank for a few months now and it is currently cycling. My original plan was to stock it with 2 electric blue ram cichlids, 1-2 angelfish, 6 praecox rainbow fish, 1 bushy nose pleco, 6-8 kuhlI loaches, 4 porthole catfish, 1 3 sport gouramI and 8 diamond tetras.

Since them I have decided to change my stocking to 2 electric ram cichlids, 6 Australian rainbow fish, 1 rio negro/tiger pleco, 6-8 kuhlI loaches, 4 porthole catfish, 1 three spot gourami, 2 golden wonder killifish. I was thinking about adding something else instead of the angelfish, I was thinking a few sail fin mollies, or some apistrogramma cichlids, or a rainbow shark.
 

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My vote is for the mollies My first choice was apistos originally but you’ve got a lot going on in the bottom region of your tank already.
 

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I personally would up the number of kuhlI loaches to at least 10-12. Is this a 48 inch or 36 inch 65? I'd also consider doing 2-3 catfish to give your kuhlis more room. And if this is a 36 inch tank maybe choose either the kuhlis or the catfish but not both.

If this is a 36 inch tank I wouldn't mix the apistos with the rams. 48 inch tank is doable. If it were me I'd probably do something like this...

36 inch tank
3-4 Blue Rams (I'd try for 1 male)
12ish KuhlI Loaches/3-4 Porthole Catfish
Pleco
6 Australian Rainbows
1 3-spot gourami

48 inch tank
5 Blue Rams (2 males 3 females or just 1 male) or 2 rams and 2 apistos
12-14 KuhlI Loaches
3-4 Portholes
Pleco
8-10 Australian Rainbows
1 3-spot Gourami
2-3 Sailfin Mollies (not sure if they are temp compatible with rams though)
 
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I think my tank is 48'' by 12'', Could this work
2 rams
2 apistos
10 kuhlI loaches
3 porthole catfishes
8 australian rainbow fish
1 3 spot gourami
2-3 sail fin mollies
2 golden wonder killifish
 

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make sure the apistos you choose are temp compatible. Not all are with rams.

Also will want to check on the mollies and killifish. I'm not as familiar with them. You'll want to keep the temps at 80 or so for the rams. fishbase is a great place to start
 

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Mollies aren't exactly temp. compatible with the blue rams either
 

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