Stocking A 36 Gal Tank Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Tommy1284, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Tommy1284Valued MemberMember

    hey everyone. I currently have a 10 gallon tank that was over stocked due to me being a rookie. I decided to buy a 36 galllon bow front aqueon tank. The tank is currently cycling with 2 molly’s from my 10 gallon tank and 10 small Guppys.

    Now I wanted a little help with stocking the new tank when the time comes.
    My son really likes sharks and angle fish. Is there anyway I could get away with them in a 36 gal or is it to small ?

    And what else is color full. My water temp is going to be 78. I have a aqueon quite flow 30 plus a air pump with a sponge filter. I plan on also adding plants to the tank when my cycle is complete

    Thanks in advance

  2. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    Plants usually help the cycle speed up. To my knowledge, there isn't any shark that could go in there. I think you could do an angelfish in there, not sure if you could do a pair - I doubt it though. A potential stocking could be:

    1 Angelfish
    8-12 Kuhli loaches
    10 harlequin rasboras
    Some zebra snails
    78 degrees

  3. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    You could sub in anything for the rasboras and loaches as long as they don;t fit in the angels mouth

  4. SwishyFishyValued MemberMember

    Angelfish would be fine in a 36 gallon. Unless it is 36 gals long.
    You could do some sort of schooling tetra. I recommend cardinals, lemons, Silvertips, or black neon tetras. (stay away from regular neon tetras too small and will be eaten by the angel)
    Maybe you could add a ram? Idk if it will make the tank overstocked. No sharks. They all get too big for a 36 gal.
    Rams (german blue/gold rams can die quite often though).
  5. Tommy1284Valued MemberMember

    Now when I stock should I have some top, middle and bottom fish to spread them out or does that matter ?
  6. SwishyFishyValued MemberMember

    You could add a corydora type of some sort. Make sure to get a school of them
  7. SwishyFishyValued MemberMember

    Too many fish in one spot leads to aggression. Best to find fish for each region
  8. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    I agree. No neons, embers, or anything less than an inch,
  9. Tommy1284Valued MemberMember

    Yup from what I’ve been reading since joining this site that would be a group of 6
  10. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    I would
  11. SwishyFishyValued MemberMember

    Id say less than 1.5 inch. Angels have big mouths. My angel once had half a platy in his mouth.
  12. FlipFlopFishFlakeWell Known MemberMember

  13. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    Oh my. I've never had an angel so I never knew. That's crazy.
  14. Tommy1284Valued MemberMember

    Ram cichlid look really cool. Would they get along with the angel ?
  15. Tommy1284Valued MemberMember

    I’m thinking the guppies will be food for
    The angel because there very small.

    I would like to keep the 2 mollys in this tank. If they had to get moved back to the 10g I could do that , but I would be over
    Stocked again
  16. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    What's in your 10?
  17. Tommy1284Valued MemberMember

  18. FlipFlopFishFlakeWell Known MemberMember

    Okay, in that case, what about:
    1 angelfish
    2 mollies
    2 kribensis (german rams require pristine water and 78 is at the lower end of their temp range)
    1 bn pleco
  19. FlipFlopFishFlakeWell Known MemberMember

    Oh wow, that's pretty overstocked no offense. Everything in that tank requires a larger tank except the shrimp and platies. I left a decent amount of stocking room on purpose, you could add the other 3 mollies and the glofish (what species are they) to the 36 gallon. Good luck!
  20. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    Yeah I think they'll get along well.

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