Stocking ideas

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by deon junior, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. d

    deon junior Valued Member Member

    Hey guys, first post in a while, I've got a new 182 litre tank busy cycling. I'm pretty set on a pair on Kribs and a few Keyhole cichlids. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    Maybe a school of larger sized tetra? Buenos Aires, Serpae, Diamond, etc
     
  3. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    I probablywouldntadd anything, cichlids need some space to move around.
     




  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    What are the dimensions of the tank? I disagree with the above post, a normal 48 gallon will have plenty of space for a pair of cichlids and schools of fish.
     
  5. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    You misread. Not a pair of cichlids, several cichlids!
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I know what it said, but those are bottom fish. A school of, for example, hatchetfish or rainbowfish, will likely not be in the way. But I wouldn't do cories or loaches.....

    But on what he said, I wouldn't get a "few" (3 or more?) keyholes. I would only get 2.
     
  7. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

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    Thats what i was saying. If there were like 4 keyholes plus a pair of something else, i wouldnt add more.
     
  8. OP
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    deon junior Valued Member Member

    I think I might give the keyholes a miss. Think I'm gonna go along the lines of something like this

    School of danios (zebras and leapords)
    Pair of Kribs
    6 Panda Corys
    1 Pearl Gourami
     
  9. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I wouldn't do a pair of Kribs with corys, if the kribs decide to breed corys have no concept of territory & kribs will defend theirs vigorously possibly resulting in injured corys.
    The danios & panda corys also wouldn't like the warmer temperature the kribs prefer.
     
  10. OP
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    d

    deon junior Valued Member Member

    Yea fair enough about the corys. I've kept Danios in outside ponds as well as tropical tanks so the temp shouldn't bother them
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    It's not about it bothering them, they will have a shorter lifespan in higher temps....
     
  12. OP
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    deon junior Valued Member Member

    Any recommendations on a small schooling fish then?
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    There are lots of small tetras or rasboras that would work! Rummynose, cardinal, lampeye, black neon, skirt, etc.
     
  14. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    If youlike the general body shape and sizeof small danios, rummynose are a good option, not exactly the same, but fill a similar niche
     
  15. OP
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    deon junior Valued Member Member

    I'm liking the rummy noses. How big of a school will fit in the tank with the kribs and a gourami in the tank? (180L and 130cm long)
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would do 12. You could probably do up to 15, too, imo.....
     
  17. OP
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    d

    deon junior Valued Member Member

    Could I do a school of 12 Rummy nose and 12 Black Neons with just the pair of Kribs
     
  18. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, imo.
     
  19. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Should be ok,black neonsdont take much space.
    Id stop there though.
     
  20. OP
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    d

    deon junior Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the advice guys
     




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