Stock Suggestions For 40g Breeder

  1. kittykat0725 Member Member

    My local petco is selling 40g breeder tanks for only 50$ (they're normally around 100$) so I went on a whim and bought one! This will be the biggest tank I've ever had so I decided I want to stock with some different types of fish. Please suggest your favorite fish or possible stock suggestions. ;) Also I was wondering if a canister filter or HOB filter would be better for a tank this size.
  2. JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Watching this thread. I got a 40 breeder on the Dollar Per Gallon also.

  3. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I would do something like this

    1 Anglefish or Pearl Gourami
    2 GBR (male/female)
    12-15 Harlequin Rasboras or 12-15 Cardinal Tetras
    10 Sterbai Corys
    1 BN pleco

    but @BottomDweller can give you some other suggestion.
  4. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    2 fancy goldfish (goldfish are my favourite fish)

    12 Celestial pearl danios
    10 Neon tetras
    1 Bolvian ram or 2 Peacock gobies
    2 Honey gouramis
    15 Panda cories

    12 Chili rasboras
    12 Ember tetras
    4 Sparking gouramis
    3 Endlers
    15 Kuhli loaches

  5. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    Agreed 2 Fancy goldfish , also my favorite fish.

    Most don't see the appeal tho which is crazy cause their beautiful fish IMO , but once you keep them you can't help but fall for them.
  6. toolman Well Known Member Member

    I was planning on going with a colony of 20 endlers, 12 pygmy cory's and mystery snails in mine (also from petco) but my 75 sprung a leak so it's plants and fish are my current stock.
  7. JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Could this work?

    1-2 Pearl Gourami
    8-10 Black Skirt Tetras
    8-10 Cherry Barbs OR Black Neon Tetras OR something else similar
    12 Panda Cory
    2-3 Bolivian Rams
    3 Mystery Snails
    4-5 Nerite Snails
    1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco

  8. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I would do this

    2 Pearl Gourami (male/female)
    2 German Blue Rams (male/female)
    8-10 schooling fish that's temp compatible
    10 Sterbai Corys
    1 BN pleco
    3-4 Nerite snails

    pearl gouramis need temps little warmer between 77f and 82f
  9. JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Yeah,......about that not what I'm going for, and I already have some panda cories. Thanks though.
  10. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    IMO since you already have panda corys I would do a single EBA.

    1 EBA
    2 Bolivian Rams
    12 Black Skirt Tetras
    12 Panda Corys
    1 BN pleco
    4 Nerite snails

  11. kittykat0725 Member Member

    I like a lot of these ideas but one thing I'm wondering is where to buy these fish as I've never seen a lot of them at my local fish store.
  12. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    You could order them online?
  13. bNissan Member Member

    It never hurts to ask around at your local fish stores to see if they could possible order fish in. You never know what a smile and a polite request can accomplish.