Stocking A Tank

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  1. FishLogger123456789

    FishLogger123456789New MemberMember

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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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    No, the Corys and Tetras really need 74-75 degrees ideally
     
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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 thats just me.

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

    Bloodfins are a Tetra that like low 80's, so thats 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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    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 cant 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 thats been my experience.

    You CAN do two schools of Tetras. I personally dont 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, thats just me.
     
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    My GBRs have always been super docile. I’ve had about 8.
     
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