Stocking ideas

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

  1. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    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. NympxzieValued MemberMember

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




  3. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

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




  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    You misread. Not a pair of cichlids, several cichlids!
     
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

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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. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    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. CoradeeModeratorModerator 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. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    It's not about it bothering them, they will have a shorter lifespan in higher temps....
     
  12. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    Any recommendations on a small schooling fish then?
     
  13. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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

    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. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I would do 12. You could probably do up to 15, too, imo.....
     
  17. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    Could I do a school of 12 Rummy nose and 12 Black Neons with just the pair of Kribs
     
  18. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes, imo.
     
  19. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Should be ok,black neonsdont take much space.
    Id stop there though.
     
  20. deon juniorValued MemberMember

    Thanks for the advice guys
     
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