Stocking Suggestions For A 180 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Fishbro5, Apr 15, 2019 at 4:57 PM.

  1. Fishbro5Valued MemberMember

    So my friend has a 180 gallon aquarium and he is looking to make it a planted community tank. He wants Black Neon Tetras for sure and is just wondering your guy's stocking suggestions. Please include a number count for each of the fish that you suggest.
     
  2. CaptainAquaticsWell Known MemberMember

    Here is what I suggest:
    - 3 angle fish (centerpiece fish)
    - 3 blue gourami (Centerpice fish)
    - 12 black neon tetras (Schooling/background fish)
    - 12 serpae tetras (schooling/Background fish)
    - 1 peacock eel (unique fish (need a tight lid))
    - 12 cory catfish (algae eaters)
    - 1 bristle nose pleco (algae eater)
    - 1 albino bristle nose pleco (algae eater)
    - 1 lace (synodontis) catfish (unique fish)
    - 8 danios (top water fish)
    - 10 guppies (they will likely breed) (top water fish)
    - 6 mollys/platys (mid water fish)

    I am not well versed in plants so I wont make suggestions for those. With this stocking I recommend 25-50% water changes a week.
     
  3. RyanC14Valued MemberMember

    I don't think the danios would work because of temp requirements
     
  4. ZniazValued MemberMember

    I think I have an idea of what I would stock If i was stocking a 180 gal.
    - 5 angelfish (center piece)
    - 5 Gold Rams / German Blue Rams (bottom dweller - mid tank)
    - 20 Black neon tetras (School)
    - 10 Congo tetras (mid tank school)
    - 2 diamond plecos
    - 10 corydoras (bottom dweller)
    - 10 marbled hatchetfish (top water)
    - 10 Clown Loaches (bottom school)

    I could probably add some more catfish or unique other fish like @CaptainAquatics mentioned above.
     
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