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Just added some plants and more fish to my tank, give me your opinion

Plants:
- 2 java ferns
- 4 saspirallas
- 1 green and 1 red carbinas
- 1 red/green plant I can't remember the name of

Fish:
- 3 Angels
- 1 rosy barb
- 2 Denison barbs
- 2 bala sharks
- 3 lemon tetras
- 5 zebra danios
- 5 black skirt tetras
- 5 red skirt tetras
- 2 Cory cats
- 1 pleco
- 1 clown loach
- 1 kuhli loach
- 1 brown eel
- 1 eclipse catfish
- 1 pictus catfish
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angels with nippy fish and fish that is going to out grow the tank...

75 Gallon Low Tech w/ Green Terror Pair
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Fish:
- 3 Angels
- 1 rosy barb
- 2 Denison barbs
- 2 bala sharks
- 3 lemon tetras
- 5 zebra danios
- 5 black skirt tetras
- 5 red skirt tetras
- 2 Cory cats
- 1 pleco
- 1 clown loach
- 1 kuhli loach
- 1 brown eel
- 1 eclipse catfish
- 1 pictus catfish


The tank looks quite nice but you do have some stocking issues.

With 3 angels, youll probably have 2 that will pair up and kill the last one, with angels you need to have 1, a pair or a group of 5+

Bala sharks will get much too big and need a group of 6+

Corys have to be in bigger groups, again 6+
It wont matter the species of cory in general, they arent picky

Assuming the pleco is a common, itll get too big and they are filthy

Kuhli loaches need to be in a bigger group, as many as possible

Not sure what the brown eel is but most eels will eat fish when they sleep so depending on what one it is, you should be aware of that.

I dont remember if pictus need a group but once it grows up itll most likely make a nice snack of most of your fish, they have a big mouth and appetite.

all the barbs and tetras need bigger schools, 5 will work but more would be better




Overall you need to bump up schools and look into getting rid of the fish that will outgrow or eat your other fish








Side note, props on having lemon tetras, they are seriously under rated!~
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I also started my 55g out with 3 angels! after a few months and as they grew bigger, two of them did pair up and i had to sell the third because the two paired angels would attack the last one constantly. So i would try to do a instore trade on one of your angels right away because 9 times out of 10 LFS are looking to get angels.
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ok well heres the thing. the only new fish are the denison barbs, bala sharks, pictus cat and peacock eel. all the other fish have been together for over a year and have been getting along. the angels fins do not get nipped at and the angels get along. yes im aware of that i have some fish that will get rather oversized but that plan is eventually get a 150+ size tank somewhere in the future if not i can trade them in. i do have a rather awkward stocking set up but i like all of them lol but they all seem to get along which is crazy so im not gonna complain. and since ive added more fish they have all gotten more active but in a good way not aggressive.
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do you guys have any ideas on some stuff i could do to the scape?
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