Stocking for an Amazon type tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Robb85, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Robb85New MemberMember

    Good day.

    I am about to start a new tank
    and I intend to have an Amazonian type.

    As well, let me tell you that I still havent bought anything
    I am just gathering information to be ready when the time comes.

    I want to buy a medium size tank, about 26.5 gallons.
    So, taking this into consideration.

    Which fish would you recommend and how many of them.
    I really want to have Angels.

    As well, I am quite sad, I wanted to have Tiger Barbs, but they happen to be from Asia, so, I dont know is there any possibilty to
    build up an amazonian community aquarium with barbs?

    I have also taken into consideration some corys.

    Thank you :)
  2. fishingman001

    fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    angels need at least a 30 gallon. tiger barbs are mean and would be likely to nip the fins of other fish unless you keep them in groups of 6 or more (from my own experience). corys are great to get and do well in groups of 5 or more.
  3. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't keep Angels in such a small tank. Maybe a single pair in a 30 gal.
    Cories would do very well, along with a group of tetras.
  4. MissMTS

    MissMTSFishlore VIPMember

    What are the dimensions of your tank? I kept a pair of angels in a 29 gallon for a long time with great success. If in fact your tank is too small for a pair, as long as it is tall enough you could house a single angel. Once we know your tank dimensions, it will be easier for us to advise you with your stocking :)
  5. OP

    Robb85New MemberMember

    It's probably a 26.5 gallon.
    I havent bought anything yet

    Can anyone tell me other kinds of amazonian fish
    that go along well with corys and tetras?
  6. kacieValued MemberMember

    A pair of Bolivian rams or Apistogrammas would be ideal.

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