Stocking A 40 Gallon?

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Any suggestions for stocking a 40 gallon tank?
 
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MaddieTaylah said:
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.
Yes I love German blue rams and bn Catfish! Fancy goldfish are a good idea as well! Thank you!
 

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mac12340 said:
Yes I love German blue rams and bn Catfish! Fancy goldfish are a good idea as well! Thank you!
You're welcome, update me on your decision. I love seeing new tanks.
 

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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?
 
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Cardinal tetras?
 
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BottomDweller said:
I think you could add 8-10 cardinal tetras to your planned stock
Thank you
 
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Would that stocking be at full capacity?
 

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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?
 
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BottomDweller said:
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?
Nope I think this is perfect
 
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mac12340 said:
Nope I think this is perfect
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?
 

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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.
 
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Geoff said:
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.
Ok thank you! I think I'll get albinos because juliis are hard to find
 

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

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