Stocking A 25

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Hey! I have a planted 25 gallon tank and I’ve posted about it many times. Currently there is a hair algae problem: Algae Problems

It might be my lack of nitrates. I currently have 1 honey gourami, 5 hq rasbora and 1 porkchop rasbora. (Store’s mistake.)Two of the hq seem like they are being bullied or sick. I am going to post about them later. I think that one of the hqs is gravid. Uh oh!

I am planning on getting 8-10 kuhlI loaches.

Should I get more pork chop or more hq, and how many?

Should I get more honey gouramis? I think mine would love a buddy, but I don’t want babies. Also, I haven’t seen any females.

Is there anything else I should add to the tank? Maybe something for the algae. Thanks!
 

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For you algae problem, I would check out if there are any snails that would leave your plants alone.

All the pictures/sites I'm seeing are telling me that hq and porkchop rasboras are the same thing???? Either way all rasboras are shoaling species, so I would definitely get at least 4-5 more of whatever the pet store is selling you as porkchops. Unless your porkchop is shoaling with the hq's, then I that's fine as is. Though more than 6 in a shoal is better.
I wouldnt worry about the gravid female. Female's produce eggs that need to be externally fertilized by the male, and in most community tanks that doesn't happen with rasboras.

Honey gouramis can be quite aggressive towards other male (and female) gouramis, so adding another would be a gamble. If you were, add at least two more so the aggression is spread out. And make sure there are sufficient hiding spots. That being said, I kept 3 male dwarf gouramis in a 10G with no problems.

I think if you add the gouramis your tank is pretty well stocked, but if you decide against them, you could build up your rasbora shoal, or add in a small shoal of small tetras. However, if you think some of your fish may be sick, I would highly suggest waiting before adding anything!
 
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Ok. Thank you. I thought that “pork chops ” are smaller and redder.

So, I will (once all fish are recovered) add more rasboras so that the school is at about 10. I will add the kuhlis and some snails and shrimp. Next, I’ll consider adding honey gourami. If I don’t, could I add a few Endlers? Just a thought.
 

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With 10 rasbora's I would suggest just a couple endler's over the honey gourami's, because you'd need at least 2 more honey gourami's and they get relatively "large" compared to what you've got in there.
 
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Ok thanks. What do you think about:
8-10 kuhlI loaches
1 hg
10 rasbora
2-3 Endlers
1-2 snail
10 Amano Shrimp
 

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jaymethy said:
Honey gouramis can be quite aggressive towards other male (and female) gouramis, so adding another would be a gamble.
I think you are miskateken for a dg.
honeys are very peaceful
1 would get loney so I would add 2 more
 
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puffer boi said:
I think you are miskateken for a dg.
honeys are very peaceful
1 would get loney so I would add 2 more
So, do you think I should add males, then?
 

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Gdpierce79 said:
So, do you think I should add males, then?
I not sure what gender to add. but I think that would be fine
 
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K. What do think about this stock:
Gdpierce79 said:
8-10 kuhlI loaches
1 hg
10 rasbora
2-3 Endlers
1-2 snail
10 Amano Shrimp
 

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Honeys are very peaceful. They can even be a little shy if the tank is busy. I would add a female if you can find one.

Don’t worry about breeding. Tricks to breed them includes 6” deep water so daddy can catch the eggs easier and put them back in the bubble nest.
 
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Hunter1 said:
Honeys are very peaceful. They can even be a little shy if the tank is busy. I would add a female if you can find one.

Don’t worry about breeding. Tricks to breed them includes 6” deep water so daddy can catch the eggs easier and put them back in the bubble nest.
So what would you suggest for stock?

Edit: I am also medium planted if that changes things.

I am going to go to bed, it’s 11:30 here, so I’ll respond in The morning.
 

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I’m not a loach fan so i’m eliminating them so you may not like this suggestion:

10 raspboras

6 corys

3 endlers

2 honey gouramis.

This is a total, add to your current stock to get to this. This is pretty heavily stocked but I wouldn’t say you are overstocked.
 

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Get a few nerite snails and an SAE. That will fix your algae problem right away.
 

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Hunter1 said:
I agree with the nerites.
An SAE would totally fix up algae, you could probably stick one in a 25 without issue. I've had one in my 20 gallon for 9 years and he's very healthy.
 

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LCB0612 said:
An SAE would totally fix up algae, you could probably stick one in a 25 without issue. I've had one in my 20 gallon for 9 years and he's very healthy.
naw they get aggressive and very big
 

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You could have 10-14 rasboras, 6-9 cories, 2 honeys, and shrimp and a few snails and be totally fine. What are the dimensions on your tank? I’m assuming it’s the same footprint as a 20 gallon long or bigger, so that stocking would be fine. Overstocking is in the eye of the beholder (within reason obviously) so it’s up to you and what kind of work you're willing to do for the tank
 

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