South American Tank

  • Thread starter

Discus-Tang

Well Known Member
Messages
3,360
Reaction score
2,524
Points
288
Experience
2 years
So once my goldfish are rehomed (pond) I will be setting up my 32 (31.7) gallon tank as a blackwater south american biotope. Just wanted to double check this stock list:
 

Attachments

Fanatic

Fishlore VIP
Messages
9,162
Reaction score
6,151
Points
758
Experience
3 years
I wouldn't do neon tetras with a German Ram, the Rams need warmer water than of the neons.
Cardinal tetras also need warmer water than the neons.

I also would not recommend this many groups of schooling fish, limit your choice to one large school of fish.
You can do one school of tetras, and a group of cory.
 
  • Thread starter

Discus-Tang

Well Known Member
Messages
3,360
Reaction score
2,524
Points
288
Experience
2 years
Ok so goodbye to rummynose and cardinals. I'll expand the schools of neons and corys.

I've seen neons be kept successfully long term with GBR. They were both perfectly fine at 78F.
 

TexasDomer

Fishlore Legend
Messages
33,052
Reaction score
9,022
Points
608
Experience
2 years
I think you could have two schools easily, but I also would not keep neons with GBR. They're not fine at 78F - they'll have a shorter life span and an increased susceptibility to disease - not very fair to them. BN plecos also need cooler water than the GBR (which would do better at higher than 78 F).

You could do something like this?

10x Cardinals
10x Rummynose
8x Emerald cories
2x GBR
1x Clown pleco
80 F

Or this

10x Neons
10x Another small schooling species (or more neons)
8x Cories (one species, many options here)
2x Bolivian rams
1x BN pleco
75 F
 
  • Thread starter

Discus-Tang

Well Known Member
Messages
3,360
Reaction score
2,524
Points
288
Experience
2 years
TexasDomer said:
I think you could have two schools easily, but I also would not keep neons with GBR. They're not fine at 78F - they'll have a shorter life span and an increased susceptibility to disease - not very fair to them. BN plecos also need cooler water than the GBR (which would do better at higher than 78 F).

You could do something like this?

10x Cardinals
10x Rummynose
8x Emerald cories
2x GBR
1x Clown pleco
80 F

Or this

10x Neons
10x Another small schooling species (or more neons)
8x Cories (one species, many options here)
2x Bolivian rams
1x BN pleco
75 F
Hi thanks for the help. Forgot to mention that 6 of the neons and the BN are currently in my 23 I already have them. I guess Bolivian rams it is.

Are your stocking suggestions taking into account the fact that my tank is 32 gallons? It seems fine for size anyway
 

TexasDomer

Fishlore Legend
Messages
33,052
Reaction score
9,022
Points
608
Experience
2 years
Sounds like a great combo! There are other SA dwarf cichlids that would work, if you didn't want Bolivians. Keyholes are a favorite of mine.
 
  • Thread starter

Discus-Tang

Well Known Member
Messages
3,360
Reaction score
2,524
Points
288
Experience
2 years
TexasDomer said:
Sounds like a great combo! There are other SA dwarf cichlids that would work, if you didn't want Bolivians. Keyholes are a favorite of mine.
Keyhole in 32g? How about kribensis

Edit: Keyholes can fit in my tank! If I have
10 neons
2 Bolivian rams
10 bronze Cory
2 keyhole
1 bn pleco
Is there enough room for anything to breed?
 

TexasDomer

Fishlore Legend
Messages
33,052
Reaction score
9,022
Points
608
Experience
2 years
Yes, you could keep keyholes in a 30" long tank.

Kribs aren't from SA, and there might be some aggression towards the cories.
 

Fanatic

Fishlore VIP
Messages
9,162
Reaction score
6,151
Points
758
Experience
3 years
I only suggested one school, because I have an identically sized tank, and I have one school.
 

TexasDomer

Fishlore Legend
Messages
33,052
Reaction score
9,022
Points
608
Experience
2 years
Fanatic said:
I only suggested one school, because I have an identically sized tank, and I have one school.
It just seemed like you were telling OP to do one school, and I wanted to let them know they have more options than that
 

Fanatic

Fishlore VIP
Messages
9,162
Reaction score
6,151
Points
758
Experience
3 years
TexasDomer said:
It just seemed like you were telling OP to do one school, and I wanted to let them know they have more options than that
I seemed that way, but I just recommended it
 
Toggle Sidebar

New Threads

Similar Threads

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media





Top Bottom