Stocking A 40 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by mac12340, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Any suggestions for stocking a 40 gallon tank?
  2. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    I have lots of ideas, but it depends on what types of fish you like.

    For a tropical tank I would personally do 2 schools of fish such as cardinal tetras & black skirt tetras, a few centrepiece fish such as 2 angelfish & 2 German blue rams, & finally some bottom dwellers such as bristle nose catfish.

    For a cold water tank I would personally do 2 fancy goldfish.
  3. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Yes I love German blue rams and bn Catfish! Fancy goldfish are a good idea as well! Thank you!
  4. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    You're welcome, update me on your decision. I love seeing new tanks.
  5. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    This is a 40 breeder right?
    I would do this:
    3 pearl gouramis
    8 diamond tetras
    8 cardinal tetras
    15 sterbai cories
    2 german blue rams
  6. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    6x Julii corys
    2x gbrs/Bolivian rams
    3x male guppies
    2x male platies
    1x dg
    I was thinking this. Should I add a school?
  7. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    GBR need warmer water than the rest of the stock but Bolivians would be fine.

    You could add a school. What sort of fish were you thinking?
  8. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Cardinal tetras?
  9. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I think you could add 8-10 cardinal tetras to your planned stock :)
  10. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Thank you
  11. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Agreed with BD's advice.
  12. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Agree with BottomDweller too
  13. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Would that stocking be at full capacity?
  14. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't add anymore schools to that but you could up the numbers of the fish to this
    10-12 Julii corys
    2 Bolivian rams
    6 guppies
    5 male platies
    1 dg
    12 Cardinal tetras

    Any other fish you want to add?
  15. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Nope I think this is perfect:)
  16. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Hi, sorry I was just wondering if it matters what type of Cory (peppered, skunk, albino etc) in case I can't find Julii cories?
  17. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I would get warm water corys, since the other fish on the list appear to be warmer water fish. Aeneus (bronze and/or albino) and sterbais are a couple. I can't remember the others off the top of my head. Peppered and skunk corys prefer cooler water.
  18. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    Ok thank you! I think I'll get albinos because juliis are hard to find
  19. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Albinos will work. I don't think sterbais will though. Sterbais would need warmer water than the bolivian ram, IMHO
  20. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Sterbais can be kept lower than we usually think, 74-75 would be fine for them and bolivians.