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Can All this fit

Started a new 60 gallon Aquarium. Making sure that I"m not overstocking it, this is what I'm wanting to put in there.

Emperor Pleco - 1
Male Betta - 1
Orangetail Lyre Tail Molly - 4
Blue Redtail Loach - 2
Reticula Corydoras Catfish - 2
Blue King Tetras - 4
Rainbow Shark - 4
Jet Black Angelfish - 2
Zebra Loac - 1
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Probably a little overstocked. And dpending on how big the Tetras get they may be food for adult Angel fish.
But getting one and two of a knd of several types of fish because you think they look cool is not actually a cool way of stocking a tank. Fish live in schools. If there are less than a few of them together they feel lost from the school and suffer stress from it
that isn't there when in proper numbers.

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How many need to be of each kind then to feel like in a school
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Put AqAdvisor in search on Yahoo and it will help you a lot on this and the stocking question.

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IMO just stick to a school of one small species. Small groups of 4 tetras / mollies won't be as awesome as like 8 - 15 tetras that school all the time.


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Emperor Pleco - 1Is this the one? Looks like a nice fish! Make sure you follow their dietary needs. This will be tricky with other species that prefer more protein. How do you stop this one from eating the other fishes' food?
http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...species_id=126
Male Betta - 1 Good, just one, and no other relatives (Gouramis, Paradise fish)
Orangetail Lyre Tail Molly - 4 Omit- hard water fish, not compatible with the others.
Blue Redtail Loach - 2 WAY too big for this tank. Omit.
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...otakia-modesta
Reticula Corydoras Catfish - 2 Shoaling, get more. Half a dozen or more.
Blue King Tetras - 4 Need better ID on this one. Most Tetras are schooling fish, and if this is one of the species that may reach 1.5-2" then I would try for 12-18 fish in this sized tank.
Rainbow Shark - 4 While not as territorial as Red Tail Sharks, these may be just a bit too pushy to keep this many in one tank. Leave the Cories and Loaches on the bottom, and skip the shark.
Jet Black Angelfish - 2 OK, just make sure it is 2 females, or a male and female that get along. If you can get juveniles, get about 5, then select whichever pair works. Sell the others, or put them in a different tank.
Zebra Loach - 1 Peaceful shoaling fish that will thrive best in a group. Half a dozen is the minimum I would keep. Really nice fish.
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Emperor Pleco - 1Is this the one? Looks like a nice fish! Make sure you follow their dietary needs. This will be tricky with other species that prefer more protein. How do you stop this one from eating the other fishes' food?
http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...species_id=126
Male Betta - 1 Good, just one, and no other relatives (Gouramis, Paradise fish)
Orangetail Lyre Tail Molly - 4 Omit- hard water fish, not compatible with the others.
Blue Redtail Loach - 2 WAY too big for this tank. Omit.
http://www.loaches.com/species-index...otakia-modesta
Reticula Corydoras Catfish - 2 Shoaling, get more. Half a dozen or more.
Blue King Tetras - 4 Need better ID on this one. Most Tetras are schooling fish, and if this is one of the species that may reach 1.5-2" then I would try for 12-18 fish in this sized tank.
Rainbow Shark - 4 While not as territorial as Red Tail Sharks, these may be just a bit too pushy to keep this many in one tank. Leave the Cories and Loaches on the bottom, and skip the shark.
Jet Black Angelfish - 2 OK, just make sure it is 2 females, or a male and female that get along. If you can get juveniles, get about 5, then select whichever pair works. Sell the others, or put them in a different tank.
Zebra Loach - 1 Peaceful shoaling fish that will thrive best in a group. Half a dozen is the minimum I would keep. Really nice fish.
Holy crap you are my hero. Thank you for going through that. I don't understand the Molly's (Hard water fish?)

The Angelfish I was going to get a mated pair hopefully.

I'll get an updated list with your recommendations now
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