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Tank stocking

I am building a 120 gallon planted with lots of hiding and spawning places and kept at warmer temps and a strong filter and I was wondering if I would be overstocking if I put in the following creatures(i have not chosen how many of each yet besides a few)
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1.Angelfish
2.Bristle nose pleco
3.African leaf fish 2
4.Pearl,Sunset and snakeskin gourami 4 (1 sunset, 2 pearls and 1 snakeskin)
5.German Ram
6.Birchir 1
7.Turqoise jewel Cichlid 2
8.cory cats
9.a colony of cherry shrimp (hopefully enough to be eaten and not weigh down the numbers)
Plants
1.monte Carlo
2.hornwort
3.java fern
4.java moss
5.anubias
6.dwarf hairgrass

There will be dragon stone,bog wood and spider wood. The tank will also have a section with out plants or and decor it will be a place for the fish to dig and move around the sand which will be the substrate
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1. Bichir generally aren't aggressive, but they'll eat anything that will fit in their mouths. They get to be about a foot and a half. If the cories are small enough to fit in the bichir's mouth you're not going to have cories for very long. Same goes for your German ram.
2. Jewel cichlids get aggressive to the point where they aren't recommended for community tanks. Plus they dig.
3. Mixing gourami generally isn't recommended and I don't know how well any of those species would do with angels.
4. If you're lucky, those shy African leaf fish will take frozen foods, but you may have to feed them live.

If you leave out the jewel cichlids, the gourami species and angels MIGHT get along, but you'd need to be prepared to give different species different housing and if you're trying to encourage spawning, all of them will be aggressive. That's 4 different species that will fight.
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1. Bichir generally aren't aggressive, but they'll eat anything that will fit in their mouths. They get to be about a foot and a half. If the cories are small enough to fit in the bichir's mouth you're not going to have cories for very long. Same goes for your German ram.
2. Jewel cichlids get aggressive to the point where they aren't recommended for community tanks. Plus they dig.
3. Mixing gourami generally isn't recommended and I don't know how well any of those species would do with angels.
4. If you're lucky, those shy African leaf fish will take frozen foods, but you may have to feed them live.

If you leave out the jewel cichlids, the gourami species and angels MIGHT get along, but you'd need to be prepared to give different species different housing and if you're trying to encourage spawning, all of them will be aggressive. That's 4 different species that will fight.
The pearl and sunset gouramis will get along well together AND with the angelfish, at least mine have never had issues. I can't say the same about the snakeskin, they tend to be ass holes to other gourami and fish much smaller than them.

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Thx for the info but are the types of plants good?
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Thx for the info but are the types of plants good?
You are welcome. The plant list looks good for low to medium light, with potential exception of monte carlo. Dwarf hair grass will grow with medium light, albeit slow. With taller tanks, the light becomes a bit tricky. My definition of medium light is around 30 PAR at substrate.
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Thx i will be getting rid of the dwarf hairgrass. But will this new list of fish be okay.Also most of the fish will be females besides the African Leaf Fish with will be 1 male and 1 female and I am not planning on breeding
1.AngelFish
2.Bristlenose pleco 4
3.African leaf fish 2
4.Pearl and sunset gourami 4 (2 of each)
5.Birchir 1
6.Turq Jewel Cichlid 2 (which I've heard aren't as aggressive as other jewels which are aggressive to fish of the same size as guppies and mollies
7.Cherry shrimp (same amount)
Plants
Same plants
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