stocking aquarium

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by fishingman001, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    My friend wanted Cons for his 55 and since he couldn't find any around his area I gave him mine.

    Now since I have an empty tank I have a few stocking questions. I was thinking:

    6 glofish
    6 corys
    6 cardinal tetras
    6 guppys
    some ghost shrimp

    I was also thinking about hatchet fish or cherry barbs.

    Does anyone have some ideas? Is the list overstocked?

  2. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    If it were me I wouldn't mix the active Danios with Cardinals and Guppys. Maybe that's just me. lol

    I would do the Danios with Cherry Barbs (I have Glofish, Purple Passion Danios with Cherrys and they do well together, nice & colorful) they tend to hangout in the mid-bottom region of the tank, as the Danios are the upper-mid region. Corys would be your bottom dwellers.

    My thoughts:

    6 Glofish
    6 Cherry Barbs
    5 Corys

  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    That would be a good initial stock, but in a 55 I would up the school sizes.

    I think 10 corys, 10 cherry barbs, 10 gold barbs, and 10 danios.
  4. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    thanks for the advice. Jaysee the aquarium I'm putting the fish in is a 33 gallon. My friends is a 55 gallon.
  5. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Ah, i misread that.

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