Join Date: May 2014
Location: Corvallis Oregon
Established 40 Breeder Stocking advice
Hey everyone, I have a 40 breeder that has been set up for about a year and a half (although I moved about 9 months ago). It is pretty well planted, although I probably wouldn't call it 'dense'. It has various anubias, various crypts, Java moss, Java fern, temple plant, and a stemmed plant that I am not sure what it is. It's gravel substrate with a hang on the back filter. There is currently just 2 adult krib, 3 juvenile kribs, and a SAE. The adult kribs have a pretty decent cave and are happy there. I think that the Kribs have stopped breeding as I have let the hardness of the water increase (by using less R/O water, I'm on a well that is liquid rock) this makes them much friendlier which I like. I really don't want all the fry.
pH is 8
NO3: 20 (because I'm kinda lazy with water changes. This could easily be lower)
Any suggestions for what else I could stock? Some of my ideas were Rainbows, but most of the ones I liked got way to big for a 40 gal.
My new idea is maybe about 5 zebra loaches and a decent school of cherry barbs(like 10) and maybe a paradise fish just cause (I would love a Severum, but am afraid those get too big as well.
Gudgeons were another thing I was looking at
I do have a couple other tanks set up that I could relocate something to if the Kribs started beating them up so I'm willing to be a little bit risky (like are panda Cory's a terrible idea)
Bump: Here is a terrible quality picture.