Stocking my new 230 gallon community aquarium

  1. loftyyy Initiate Member

    i have just completed cycling my new dream tank and am currently in the process of stocking rather than going for very large fish i have opted to go for a more community tank i plan to aquascape the tank with a heavy amount of live plant and large pieces of drift wood am just having trouble with stocking number as have never had anything remotely the size of this aquarium
  2. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Bumping this up for you
  3. loftyyy Initiate Member

  4. Skyy2112 Member Member

    I like your stock idea, but I feel 6 angels would be too much aggression.
  5. loftyyy Initiate Member

    any other suggestions for a similar centerpiece fish then the size allows for options i dont even know maybe gourami?
  6. Skyy2112 Member Member

    - is6 angels a good school?
  7. bizaliz3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi fellow Minnesota resident!! :)

    230 gallons is huge!! I'm so envious! Congrats on that loftyyy !

    Angels are my passion. The only concern I have with you getting 6 (which a 230 gallon would have plenty of space for) is you may likely end up with a breeding pair at some point. And angels (as they are cichlids) can get pretty nasty when breeding. But in a tank that large....maybe it won't be an issue. Especially if it is heavily planted. I honestly don't know though.

    Also, plecos breed like rabbits, so if you get two and they are male and female, you may face a ridiculous amount of babies. I don't have experience with gold nugget plecos....but if they breed like BN plecos...then you might want to avoid having a male and a female if you can. :) The first litter of babies is fun....but when you start to get 50+ every few is overwhelming!

    Any pics of the new tank?!
  8. BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member


    But anyways GEEZ a 250!?!?!?!? LUCKY :D what kind of plants are you thinking to have? Yes about the angel fish...there is a good chance of being more than 1 breeding pair and that doesnt go well with angels being so aggressive during breeding like bizali said. Maybe you could up your schools or tetras? Or maybe have a few hatchet fish as your top level schooling. Its your tank but it's just ideas :) im so jealous that you get a 250 btw lol
  9. loftyyy Initiate Member

    how many would you suggest
  10. loftyyy Initiate Member

    and thanks for all the replies guys ill provide some picks when i travel back home and have aquascapped the plants
  11. BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

    I would say 5+. They look really neat when in a big school