Stocking an 80 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Disturbed, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. D

    Disturbed New Member Member

    I am looking at putting together a small species predator tank. Dimensions in inches are 72 x 14 x 18. I have the following in my tank at the moment:

    Pictus Catfish x 2
    Synodontis Petricola x 2
    Asian Bumblebee Catfish x 1
    Spiny Peacock Eel x 1
    Paradise Fish x 1

    This is what I would like to add:

    Crazy Fish x 1
    African Butterfly Fish x 1
    Red Tailed Black Shark x 1
    Black Ghost Knife Fish x 1

    Pakistani Loaches or Flying Foxes are also being considered.

    What are people's thoughts ? Is there anything I should add or consider not adding from my list ? Any thoughts or criticism appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Bumping this up for you
     
  3. OP
    OP
    D

    Disturbed New Member Member

    Nobody has an opinion ?
     
  4. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

    So I will admit I am not familiar with many of these as they are not as common but I'll give you some advice that I think should help.

    I would up the pictus cats to 3 as they do better in groups and with 2 you may have some added aggression. Petricolas should be upped to 5. I'm not familiar with a "crazy fish" and have no experience with the others.
     
  5. Cef

    Cef Valued Member Member

    In my opinion, I think you are quite bottom heavy with S. Petricola, pictus, asian bumblebee, and eel. Also RTB tend to be aggressive to tankmates. One site (seriouslyfish) advices to never put them in the same tank with catfishes. Be sure to add a heavy lid of the african butterfly. Not sure about the other fish.
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Agreed with tyguy.
    Also, what is a 'crazy fish'?
     




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