Hello everyone! I am going to Assume that you have read the first part of this fish list in which we discussed the stocking list for a 50 gallon pirate themed tank, if not I'm feeling nice so here's a link
Need help with a school fish list :) (pictures!)
Well, now i have one tank left. This tank is easier to prepare for than the other, it is a 90 gallon tank with mostly plastic plants, but some floaters and some other class of plant I cannot identify. We would prefer the fish over the plants, so if there is a fish that nips at the plants occasionally we will allow it so long that they will not completely wipe out the plants. We would also prefer many kinds of smaller species instead of a few big fish. Our current stocking list(what is in the tank already) is a yellow speckled Molly, an albino bristle nose Pleco, a regular bristle nose, and an oto.
As far as the stocking list would go, we would like to add inverts in there as well, however they would have to be relatively cheap as we can't spend $20 on a shrimp :P if anything we would add a couple of large ghost shrimp, large enough so that they won't be eaten at least.
Here are some pics of the tank. The fish are long gone except for the spekled yellow Molly. The third is obviously the albino bristle nose, we still have that one today.
We would prefer not to add some of the things that were in palatine's fish tank to keep things diverse and have some different species.
We consider it a rule to have a school of something swimming around. Right now we would like to have a larger school of neon tetras like last year. We would prefer not to have various small schools swimming around in the same level of tank, rather we would like to have a school of fish on the top, middle, and lower levels of the tank. Independent fish or pairs would also be nice to keep.
Here's what I was thinking
African butterflyfish x1
Neon tetras x30
Albino corydoras x8
Flame or neon blue dwarf gourami x3
Silver hatchetfish x6
Hi fin lyre tail swordtail x2
Hi fin blood red swordtail x2
Fancy guppies (good sold colored ones) x8
Butterfly loach x2
Please let me know what you think! I made the fish larger so we could funnel it down to the perfect stocking list for a 90 gallon! There is pretty good oxygenation in the water. Thank you for your help!
As far as these fish go, we have a lot of surface area so the top level fish would be happy. The bottom has about 1-3" of gravel and we made a really cool structure of slate rock that would accommodate for both the loaches and the Cory's. We do feed algae wafers and blood worms.
I will be attaching more pictures when I return to school on Monday, so no worries!
We will be adding fish possibly next week, the tank has been set up and cycled for the last year so that is not a worry.