Tell Me Your Dream Stocking For A 90 Gallon Tank ... I Need Some Inspiration!!! 90 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishMich, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. FishMichValued MemberMember

    Hi Everyone!

    Exciting times here, our 90 gallon tank is here!

    Please tell me what your dream stocking would be for a 90 gallon tank? I’m in desperate need of inspiration. Hoping to make this a planted tank as well.

    Many Thanks :)
  2. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    With a 90 gallon tank you have so many options. If you want it planted it would rule out an oscar. Lol. You could do anything from large schools of nano fish, a betta community, dwarf chichlids to larger fish.

  3. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

  4. FishMichValued MemberMember

    Thanks friends. I know that we can’t really have any cool water species. Our house doesn’t ever really go below 25 degrees celsius. My son really wanted hillstream loaches in this tank, but I think it would be too warm for them. We are also looking for species outside of livebearers, we have a few of those already in another tank.

    We also have another tank that is 29 gallons. The plan for that tank is a pair of German Blue Rams, a school of Corydoras Sterbai, a school of Cardinal Tetras and a school of Cherry Barbs. So hoping for different species than the ones we already have or are planning to have.

    Let me know your suggestions!

  5. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

  6. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    Rams are always great and would likely carry the high potential to live a long time in such a large tank. Maybe not hillstream loaches, as cool as they look, those species of loaches require a strong water current, especially in a big tank, which if you opt to choose 'em, may require 1-2 very strong PH's and/or circulators.
  7. WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    I would do a krib, a jewel cichlid, some synodontis catfish, some congo tetras, some large gularis killifish, and a ctenopoma in a 90 gallon
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
  8. SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    Oh my bad! Fesh or salt water? Or either or...?
  9. BananaBettaValued MemberMember

  10. bruhValued MemberMember

    Put like 40 pea puffers in there.
  11. WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    Or you could do one larger puffer, I don't think its big enough for a mbu but there is probably a freshwater puffer just right. You could also try just one of a really aggressive cichlid like a flowerhorn. Maybe you could do oscars. Maybe a buttikoferi tilapia, i hear those are one of the most aggressive cichlids.
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  12. SusiefooWell Known MemberMember

  13. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    10 Rummy Nose Tetras
    10 Cherry Barbs
    10 Albino Cory
    4 Honey Gourami
    2 German Blue Ram
    2 Bristlenose Pleco
  14. shutterbug13Well Known MemberMember

    Personally I would do around sixty chili rasboras and a large shoal of corys.
  15. Becknewt24Valued MemberMember

    I don't know too many fish and compatibility, so this is going to be a mess lol.

    30x harlequin rasboras
    20x congo tetras
    20x sterbai corys
    20x stripped kuhli loaches
    Guppies, mollys, platys, swordtails that would breed
    2x bolivian ram
    My betta that I own (I feel like he would have enough room for a territory, ihdk tho)
    Plenty of shrimp, even tho I cannot seem to keep them alive
    Plenty of zebra snails
    Maybe an angelfish

    I wouldn't take my suggestion lol, @TexasDomer how would this work?
  16. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    I would like discus in a 90g tank with some sort of dither fish.

    My second dream would be a tank full of shrimp. Watch them do what they do and maybe, just maybe they’ll start building like a community or a city...
  17. -Sofia-Valued MemberMember

    I don't even know what to say! There are so many options!! I like goldfish, Angels, discus, you could have LOTS of colourful guppies!! A blood parrot chiclid? I love those but I don't know if they can be in a 90, I bet they can though! Petsmart says a 29 gallon so I'm sure the minimum is around there:p

    There is just so much to choose from!!:p
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  18. WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    You should take advantage of the fact that you have a 90 gallon aquarium and get fish that are big enough that you can't get them for smaller aquariums. Maybe bichirs or large cichlids.
  19. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    90 gals have a large volume and a nice width, but it's still only 48" long, so you still can't stock a lot of the really large fish. But I love a big tank full of small fish :)
  20. BaraYoukaiValued MemberMember

    A heavily planted blue discus tank with golden shrimp...I think the color contrast would be pretty if you ever could find the shrimp, lol.

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