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I have a 60 gallon tank the current houses the following:

4 Juvenile Angels- Going to grow out and see what happens. Assuming I will end up with 2
6 red eye tetras- kind of regret this choice but going to keep them
10 green neon tetras - going they will fair well with the angels as the grow. I know this is debatable.

I’m thinking about adding 6 green corys(Corydoras Aeneus) or SAE

Do you think the corys And1 SAE would work. Or perhaps both?
 

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Another vote for Cories. A nice group of 8 or so would look great and occupy the bottom of your tank
 

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I wouldn't put 6 SAE in there though. I have 2 in my 55 and they eat everything.
 
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StarGirl15 said:
I wouldn't put 6 SAE in there though. I have 2 in my 55 and they eat everything.
I should of specified. I meant 6 corys and 1 SAE
 
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I guess I should say what I’m wanting to know is would I be safe with 6 corys and a single SAE
 

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Cody said:
I guess I should say what I’m wanting to know is would I be safe with 6 corys and a single SAE
I think that would be fine. How big are the angels?
 
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StarGirl15 said:
I think that would be fine. How big are the angels?
their bodies are probably qaurter - gold dollar size I would say.
 

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You will just have to monitor how big the angels get is all. Go for it.
 
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StarGirl15 said:
I think that would be fine. How big are the angels?
From what I read the SAE do a good job cleaning up plants as well? Would you vouch for that? That’s mainly why I’m interested.
 

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I would go with at least 10 corries, since you have room for more in your 60. The bigger the group the happier they are.
 

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Cody said:
From what I read the SAE do a good job cleaning up plants as well? Would you vouch for that? That’s mainly why I’m interested.
They do. and they eat BBA too. They are constantly going up and down the plants.
 
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CoryFan said:
I would go with at least 10 corries, since you have room for more in your 60. The bigger the group the happier they are.
I guess I’m just being conservative due to the Angels as when they get larger I think I’ll be pushing my bioload.

I know there is a chance all 4 work out and there is a good chance I get a pair and I re-home 2
 

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Cody said:
I guess I’m just being conservative due to the Angels as when they get larger I think I’ll be pushing my bioload.

I know there is a chance all 4 work out and there is a good chance I get a pair and I re-home 2
I never worry to much about corries bioload, its not that high and they do clean up a little
edit: with your exact stocking, I would have at least 20 corries in there.
 
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CoryFan said:
I never worry to much about corries bioload, its not that high and they do clean up a little
edit: with your exact stocking, I would have at least 20 corries in there.
Alright I think I might do 8 corys and 1 SAE
 
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Ended up opting away from the SAE. The one they had was pretty big! And when I saw what it’s future was I didn’t know if I wanted that in my tank!

My LFS is doing free delivery during the pandemic. Pretty cool way to still sell fish and help keep people out of the store!
 

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The supposedly only eat BBA really good when they are young anyway. You can give back the big fattys. That's cool your store is doing that.
 

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Cody said:
Ended up opting away from the SAE. The one they had was pretty big! And when I saw what it’s future was I didn’t know if I wanted that in my tank!

My LFS is doing free delivery during the pandemic. Pretty cool way to still sell fish and help keep people out of the store!
Good decision, was just going to say that an SAE will not have enough space in a 60.
 
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MacZ said:
Good decision, was just going to say that an SAE will not have enough space in a 60.
I guess I expected long and skinny. But It was pretty stocky!

In a densely planted tank though they sound like a great option. I have snails that do a great job but with my Val and Dwarf sag the snails can’t really help.

I have my light dialed in pretty good now though so my algae is manageable but I thought it sounded like a neat bonus. But maybe a different tank someday.
 

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