Stocking Options for 50 Gallon

GeorgeO

Hi guys,
So I am wondering what my stocking options are for a 50 gallon tank. It has lots of decorations and hiding spaces. So far I have thought of these:
  1. 4 angelfish, 6 boesmans rainbowfish
  2. 4 discus, 2 angelfish and 6 boesmans rainbowfish
  3. 5 discus and 4 angelfish
  4. 3 discus, 2 angelfish, 6 boesmans rainbowfish
Are these overstocked and can there be any improvements. I might also add a few corydoras catfish later on if there is room. I can probably do a 25% to 50% water change weekly. Feel free to leave any suggestions or stocking lists. Also, can I have 3 discus in a tank or does it need to be a specific number.

A picture of the tank is attached.

Thanks
 

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carsonsgjs

What are the dimensions of the tank? Im thinking it will be too small for a group of discus and a group of boesemani. Maybe a pair of angels will work with a group of tetras and corys as bottom dwellers.
 
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GeorgeO

The tanks dimensions are 122 L, 36 W and 45 H. How about 2 angels and 6 rainbows?
 
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R3licx

Hi guys,
So I am wondering what my stocking options are for a 50 gallon tank. It has lots of decorations and hiding spaces. So far I have thought of these:
  1. 4 angelfish, 6 boesmans rainbowfish
  2. 4 discus, 2 angelfish and 6 boesmans rainbowfish
  3. 5 discus and 4 angelfish
  4. 3 discus, 2 angelfish, 6 boesmans rainbowfish
Are these overstocked and can there be any improvements. I might also add a few corydoras catfish later on if there is room. I can probably do a 25% to 50% water change weekly. Feel free to leave any suggestions or stocking lists. Also, can I have 3 discus in a tank or does it need to be a specific number.

A picture of the tank is attached.

Thanks


I really like my 29 gallon tank with a school of Black Skirt Tetras, very active fish an mine attest go all over the place. I highly recommend looking into them, i know tetras are not the most exciting fish but they are really cool in my book. !
 
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GeorgeO

Will definitely look into them! How many do you have in your 29 gallon?
 
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R3licx

Will definitely look into them! How many do you have in your 29 gallon?

I have a school of 10. Different sizes of them, i can show you a picture if you'd like
 
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GeorgeO

Yea that would be great if you can. Do you think I could I could fit 20 in my 50 gallon?
 
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R3licx

Yea that would be great if you can. Do you think I could I could fit 20 in my 50 gallon?

You could potentially add 20 to a school, but you wanna make sure theres enough room for them to swim around. They are very active little guys. Mine spend maybe 60% of time in the top of the water column. And split the rest to swimming under my plants an just exploring. Also depending on what you have in the tank with them they can get a big attitude an fin nip fish with long fins.

Heres some photos from my tank to give you an idea.
 

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GeorgeO

Thank you. They are looking great. I might do them with a few corydoras.
 
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R3licx

Thank you. They are looking great. I might do them with a few corydoras.

I currently have them with 4 Albino Corries, and they don't bother each other. Its nice Also have a guppy an some mollies an while the guppy has longer flowing fins he isnt bothered by them so you might have the same luck with a few guppies. But if you do go with guppies my advice 1 male for every 3 females. I had 1 female an 2 males an the males fought alot.
 
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GeorgeO

Ok. Thanks for all the great advice!
 
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