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Fish stocking in 48g tank

Well its about time to start adding some more fish in my tank, cause so far I have only 2 singapore wood shrimps.

Will these fish be ok together in my tank?

2 Singapore wood shrimps
1 Brittlenose
2 Otocinclus
4 Clown loaches
4 Corydoras ???
2/4 Rams
6 Rummy Noses
12 Neons/Cardinals
6 Discus

The tank in filtered with an eheim 2026, has a pressurized co2 system and is quite planted.
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I don't have much experience with the others, but I can tell you that the clown loaches will definitley outgrow your tank after a while. They can get quite large when mature and will require a much bigger tank if you want to keep them throughout their life. Great fish though

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48g what dimensions is that?
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The tank is 48"x16"x18". So you think that clown loaches will grow big, what can I get to control the snails numbers than? Any other spieces of loaches maybe?
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Well I'm really not a loach expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night Although, seriously, I've heard that yoyo loaches and skunk loaches are great for snails and don't get too large. But that, combined with the clown loach comment, is about the whole of my knowledge of loachdom. Hope this helps

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I wouldn't trust large clown loaches w/shrimps in their tanks either. Any of the smaller loaches would work (yo-yos would definitely work; skunks become aggressive with age). Some species to consider are yo-yos, dwarf chains (B. sidthimunki), thai loaches (B. nigrolineata), and zebra loaches (B. striata).

That's quite a collection of fish that you're planning for the tank, especially w/6 discus. I'd drop the numbers of discus to a smaller number, and consider replacing the clowns w/a smaller species. That setup is more fitting for a tank along the lines of a 100 gallon.

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The tank is 48"x16"x18". So you think that clown loaches will grow big, what can I get to control the snails numbers than? Any other spieces of loaches maybe?
That's closer to a 60 gallon US tank.
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Thanks for the help, I will try to find something from the loaches you mentioned.

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Hey,

I have zebra Loaches they only grow to 2.5" and have proven to be excellent snail eaters.


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Problem is, I can only get what is available, and trust me, we dont have a lot of choice over here. But next wednesday, there are a couple of shops which are getting some new fish, so I am going to have a look and see whats available.

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