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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions on stocking

Hello TPT,

I recently upgraded my standard 29gal tank (30x12x18 height) to a 33gal breeder (36x18x12 height). It is well planted, with the following plants:
Egeria, cabomba, staurygene repens, helanthium tenellum, java moss, java sword, cryptocorine and amazon sword.
I have flourite dark substrate, and a decent sized area (about 1/4 or 1/3 of aquarium) with white sand. The hardscape has some driftwood and rocks.

I would like to add more fish, so I am looking for suggestions that would be compatible with the following inhabitants:
- 8x Neon tetras
- 4x Corydora Panda (they have already spawned twice, and Ive seen fry on 2 different occasions but none seem to have survived yet)
- 3 otocynclus
- 1 large rock/bamboo shrimp (about 4 inches long)
- A decent amount of Blue Dream shrimps (4 reproducting adults, 6 young adults, 12 juveniles, and a new batch of eggs that just hatched).

I've been considering a mix of the following:
- German blue or Electric rams (1 pair)
- Cockatoo rams (1pair)
- Rasboras, harlequin or similar (1 dozen)
- Trio of fancy guppies
- Single Betta

Please give me your opinions and/or provide suggestions for possible stocking!

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Rather than adding another species of small shoaling fish, I would get lots more neons! They're way cooler in large schools.

Oh, and I would get at least three more otos, and a couple more corys as well. They're shoaling fish and will be happier with more friends.


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Rather than adding another species of small shoaling fish, I would get lots more neons! They're way cooler in large schools.

Oh, and I would get at least three more otos, and a couple more corys as well. They're shoaling fish and will be happier with more friends.

Agreed with the more Corys, more is always better.

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I shall add more of every species then!

But still, with the AC50 + Eheim 2215 filters running on this tank and the current stocking, aquadvisor says Im at barely 30% of stocking. I could definitely add more. I was thinking of dwarf gouramis or cichlids to have something a bit more like a "center-piece"!

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