Stock list

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by WetWork, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

    I have a 50 Gallon tank with stones, terracotta pots, driftwood and plants. My future stocking list I would like to look like this:
    1-2 German Blue Rams
    1-2 Apisto Agassizzi
    1-2 Kribs
    6 panda corys

    Is this okay or no? if not suggestions are welcome
     
  2. Gordinian

    GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to fishlore!

    I think you may have one too many centerpiece fish. I'd stick with just the rams and apistos; plus kribs can get aggressive.

    After that you still have plenty of room for fish. You could do a couple schools of tetras/barbs if you wanted.
     
  3. OP
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    WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

    Okay great as long as I can keep the rams and apistos I am happy. Thanks for the reply dolphin.
     
  4. Gordinian

    GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    You're very welcome :)

    Do you plan on adding anything else?
     
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    WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

  6. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I wouldn't. They are not really suitable for a peaceful community tank.
     
  7. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    With those specific fish, it may be OK to keep Tiger Barbs, but they are a bit aggressive and bitey for most community setups.
     
  8. Gordinian

    GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    I agree, though you might be able to try panda, black ruby, cherry, or gold barbs :)
     
  9. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Or rosy. They look a lot better colored up than they do in the stores.
     
  10. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to the forum.

    I would not add the kribs. All of the fish you've listed are bottom dwellers and trouble will be in your future.

    As for top dwellers, I'd look at a schooling fish. One of the smaller tetras, gold or cherry barbs or even a school of dwarf rainbowfish.

    Have fun setting up your tank. Make sure it is fully cycled and stable before attempting to add the rams or apistos.
     
  11. Tigress Hill

    Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    Very true. They are the most mischief-inducing fish in the hobby! Several members (including myself) have not been able to permanently house inverts/community species with them. You must have tankmates that show enough dominance to keep them at bay;)
     
  12. OP
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    WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

    Okay so my LFS only has Male Rams and Apistos, so to avoid aggression issues im gonna go with:
    1 German Blue Ram
    1 Apisto Agassizi
    6 Panda Cories
    6 Rosy Barbs


    Can I add anymore or does this stock list look good?
     
  13. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I would add black neons. They school well, hang in the top half of the tank, and really highlight the colors of other fish.
     
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    WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

    Jaysee would that be in addition to my other fish? I do like the look of them, thanks for the input.
     
  15. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    yes in addition :)
     
  16. Gordinian

    GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    Even then, you could probably up the number of each school to around 10 if you wanted :)
     
  17. OP
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    WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

    Thats what I like to hear dolphin ha.
     
  18. Gordinian

    GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    I'd double check on the rosies though, I'm not sure how big they get
     
  19. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    About 3 or 4 inches, I think.
     
  20. OP
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    WetWork

    WetWorkValued MemberMember

    Rosy Barbs or Cherry Barbs? Any thoughts on which have better personalities?
     
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