Single rainbow in community

connorMV
  • #1
Hello everyone,

A couple of months ago I unfortunately lost my 2 GBRs, and I am now looking at new centre piece fish.

I have a 240L 4ft wide tank, stocked with; 7 RN tetras, 5 Corys, 2 BN catfish & 2 amanao shrimp. (Tank is moderately planted with Drift wood)

I was thinking a single Rainbow & a pair of Cockatoos? (Also upping my cory school)

Would this work? Also I'd like any other suggestions.

Thanks in advance
 
JeffK
  • #2
I think you'll be fine. Assuming RN tetras are rummynose, you could up that school as well. They look great in a group!
 
connorMV
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
I think you'll be fine. Assuming RN tetras are rummynose, you could up that school as well. They look great in a group!
They are sorry, yeah I really like them. Say I add the rainbow & 2 Cockatoos. Think I could still up the cory & Tetra schools? Also tempted to add another BN catfish, partner has a thing for them!
 
JeffK
  • #4
I know you said 4 ft wide, but what are the dimensions of the tank's footprint? Also, is 240 liters approx 63 gallons?
 
connorMV
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
I thought it's around 53 gallons? It's W47" D16" H22" (give or take an inch, that's googles conversation from CM)
 
JeffK
  • #6
Yes, you can do a m/f cockatoo pair, a rainbow cichlid, probably 8-10 cories (actually, what type of cories do you have as I think rummies like it around 80 degrees?) and 10-12 rummynose. I'm always on the conservative side, though, so I'll call in a stocking guru TexasDomer who's much better at this than I am.
 
TexasDomer
  • #7
Those measurements come out to ~71 gals.

What sexes are your BNs? You'll need to add lots of caves so the BNs and Apistos aren't vying for the same one. If you have a male and female BN, I'd rehome one of them so you're not overrun with fry - the reproduce easily and produce a lot of fry that can quickly overwhelm you and your tank. I definitely wouldn't add a third.

What about something like this?
1x BN pleco
1x Rainbow cichlid
2x Apistos
8x Warm water cory
15x Rummynose tetra
2-5x Pearl gourami
 
beau
  • #8
240l is 63 US gal or 53 imperial gallons.
 
connorMV
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
240l is 63 US gal or 53 imperial gallons.
If there is one thing to world needs to agree on. It's measurements! Haha
 
connorMV
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Those measurements come out to ~71 gals.

What sexes are your BNs? You'll need to add lots of caves so the BNs and Apistos aren't vying for the same one. If you have a male and female BN, I'd rehome one of them so you're not overrun with fry - the reproduce easily and produce a lot of fry that can quickly overwhelm you and your tank. I definitely wouldn't add a third.

What about something like this?
1x BN pleco
1x Rainbow cichlid
2x Apistos
8x Warm water cory
15x Rummynose tetra
2-5x Pearl gourami
One BN is male, the other is still pretty small and haven't managed to work it out yet.

2 of the Corys are peppered however I am looking to rehome these on Friday and replace with more albino.

I do like the look of that stocking idea. However I'm trying to keep it (kind of) south American. Think I could replace the Gouramis with another pair of Dwarf Cichlid?
 
TexasDomer
  • #11
I wouldn't add another bottom dwelling cichlid, no. But you could add an angelfish if you wanted? Or a festivum or two.
 
connorMV
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
I wouldn't add another bottom dwelling cichlid, no. But you could add an angelfish if you wanted? Or a festivum or two.
Think I may go for an angel. Thank you all. Can't wait to start on Friday!
 

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