Stock Advice (75 Gal)

  1. Dycofree

    Dycofree Well Known Member Member

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    Hey guys. I currently just have a school of 10 Lemon Tetras in my new 75 gallon tank and will be adding a group of Thoricthys Meeki (6-8 of them) in the coming weeks. The part of my stock plan I know is set is this

    10 Lemon Tetra
    6-8 Firemouth
    1 Pleco (probably Bristlenose)

    Im looking for more fish for the upper region that get 4"+. I have considered Denison Barbs, Bosemani Rainbows, and Scissortail Rasboras but would love to hear other imput/opinions on those three or any others you might think of. Ill attach a pic below of the tank so you can have a reference
     

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  2. kayla.s

    kayla.s Well Known Member Member

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    Are you looking for a school of fish? Or perhaps a centerpiece?
     

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    Dycofree

    Dycofree Well Known Member Member

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    The Firemouths are really the centerpiece of the tank. I just want another small schoolf of bigger swimmers up top to even out the tank
     
  4. kayla.s

    kayla.s Well Known Member Member

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    How about hatchet fish?
     
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    Dycofree

    Dycofree Well Known Member Member

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    Not really what Im looking for. I guess Ive already named the 3 I like most, lol. Just wasnt sure if there were other fish out there that I wasnt away of that was similar in size to them that would work. In a perfect world, I would do Denisons. Just worried that their temp requirements wont match others in the tank
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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    5 pearl gouramis? They would be compatible.
     
  7. kayla.s

    kayla.s Well Known Member Member

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    The denison barbs have quite a wide temperature range (59-77) what temp is the tank?
     
  8. ChiefBrody

    ChiefBrody Member Member

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    Bala sharks are underrated for the purpose you intend in my opinion. They don't get too big and they're active swimmers and they're peaceful and they're attractive
     
  9. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

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    Bala sharks can grow up to 14+" , their massive fish...and are schooling fish which need to be kept in numbers.
     
  10. ChiefBrody

    ChiefBrody Member Member

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    I mean a smaller labeo species noy necessarily bala. But even those won't really get bigger than 10" in home aquaria
    Red tail black shark
    Labeo bicolor
    Rainbow shark
    Labeo erythrurus
     

  11. Lizardwings

    Lizardwings Initiate Member

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    Out of the ones you listed, I'm partial to Bosemanis. They are just so beautiful!
     
  12. kayla.s

    kayla.s Well Known Member Member

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    Rainbow sharks don't occupy the top of the tank. Also not a schooling fish
     
  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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    None of those are schooling fish. Also, bala sharks that get under 10 inches in home aquaria are stunted, because they are not kept in the correct sized aquariums.
     

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