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Hi, I was wondering if I could put these fish in a 30 gallon 24,18,18 fish tank.

Pleco Zebra: Temperature 79-86° F, pH 6.5-7.0 (Bottom) Amount: 1
Salt and Pepper Cory: Temperature: 77° - 80° F pH: 6.0 - 8.0 (Middle to Bottom) Amount: 6-9
German Ram Blue cichlid: Temperature 72-79° F, pH 5.0-7.4 (Middle to bottom) Amount: 2-4
Bloodfin tetra: Temperature 70-80° F, pH: 6-8 (Top) Amount: 6-12

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Here's the thing. German Blue Rams like REALLY warm water. To thrive, we're talking 84-86 which makes it tough to keep Corys with them.. Now, lots of people, myself included, keep them down to 80-82, which makes it possible to put Corys with them. You CAN do it, and Salt & Peppered are ones you CAN do, along with Emerald, Albino & Sterbai. The problem is, its not an ideal temp for either. Ive got some Rams with Emerald Corys right now at 82. The Rams are 2 1/2, the Corys are around 9. But that's just me.

Zebra Plecos like high temps too, so no issue there.

Bloodfins are a Tetra that like low 80's, so that's a go.

If you REALLY want the Corys and you get Salt and Pepper (NOT Peppered, they ARE different) then Id do this:

1 German Blue Ram. Unless you KNOW its a paired male and female, DO NOT risk putting 2 in a 30 gallon. They WILL try to kill each other.

1 Zebra Pleco

10-15 Salt & Pepper Corys (theyre smaller, you can do more)

15ish Bloodfin Tetras

That could be a pretty cool tank actually. I have a few similar tanks with Black Neons, Clown Plecos, S&P Corys, SterbaI Corys, Emerald Corys, GBR's and Hatchetfish.
 
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DuaneV said:
Here's the thing. German Blue Rams like REALLY warm water. To thrive, we're talking 84-86 which makes it tough to keep Corys with them.. Now, lots of people, myself included, keep them down to 80-82, which makes it possible to put Corys with them. You CAN do it, and Salt & Peppered are ones you CAN do, along with Emerald, Albino & Sterbai. The problem is, its not an ideal temp for either. Ive got some Rams with Emerald Corys right now at 82. The Rams are 2 1/2, the Corys are around 9. But that's just me.

Zebra Plecos like high temps too, so no issue there.

Bloodfins are a Tetra that like low 80's, so that's a go.

If you REALLY want the Corys and you get Salt and Pepper (NOT Peppered, they ARE different) then Id do this:

1 German Blue Ram. Unless you KNOW its a paired male and female, DO NOT risk putting 2 in a 30 gallon. They WILL try to kill each other.

1 Zebra Pleco

10-15 Salt & Pepper Corys (theyre smaller, you can do more)

15ish Bloodfin Tetras

That could be a pretty cool tank actually. I have a few similar tanks with Black Neons, Clown Plecos, S&P
Corys, SterbaI Corys, Emerald Corys, GBR's and Hatchetfish.

Thanks but, I was maybe thinking of getting a even bigger tank like a 40 Gallon, would it be possible to have 1 pleco zebra, 6-10 salt and pepper corys, 2-4 german blue rams, 10 blood fin tetras and 10 rummy nose tetras?

Am I over stocking maybe under stocking?

Could I had more of a certain type?

Thanks again.
 

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You really can't keep GBR's together unless you are CERTAIN its a mating pair. Once they hit adulthood, they become SUPER aggressive and fight non stop. At least that's been my experience.

You CAN do two schools of Tetras. I personally don't like 2 small schools of mid column fish in a smaller tank. Id rather do a big school of a single species. I think its more pleasing to the eye. But again, that's just me.
 

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My GBRs have always been super docile. I’ve had about 8.
 

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