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Old 01-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Stocking ideas for 28g bowfront

So we are getting ready to fishless cycle a 28g bowfront...! Yea us! Anyways, being the proud owners of a 55g cichlid tank(going on 7months strong) we want to change direction and create a community tank. We want to base it around a school of six or seven Emperor Tetras. We re thinking maybe 6 or so blue danios for up top, and then... well we re open to suggestions. Has anyone had experience with these particular fish and/or this combination? Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you.
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A school of neon tetras look great in a community tank
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Congo tetras!
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How about threadfin rainbows, or harlequin rasboras? And a paradise fish as a centerpiece or a pair of pearl Gouramis?

I don't think Congo tetras can fit in a28G, not enough room.
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Rasboras are an option. another thought was 6 emperor tetras, 6 black neons, and 5 or 6 corys... that would pretty much stock it and every level has a dweller. Gonna go with heavy cover (fake plants etc. unfortunately), dark to medium dark sub, and subdued lighting. We were also considering an all tetra tank...
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Rasboras are an option. another thought was 6 emperor tetras, 6 black neons, and 5 or 6 corys... that would pretty much stock it and every level has a dweller. Gonna go with heavy cover (fake plants etc. unfortunately), dark to medium dark sub, and subdued lighting. We were also considering an all tetra tank...
Maybe go hatchetfish for the top. They literally hover right below the surface...its really cool

I wouldnt go all tetras with no "centerpiece" fish. The fish wouldnt school much, and although the tank eould be colorful, you wouldnt get that "tetra schooling" affect as often
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5 serpae tetras, 5 penguins tetras, 2 German blue rams, 5 skunk corys, and a flame gourami.
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Maybe a couple of gouramis once the tank gets aged a little. Maybe a couple of altum angels but we havent really done the research on that yet. thinking the tank might be too small for the angels. we dont want to have to tank up with these fish so we're looking for small max sizes. we really want the emperor/black neons so what would a good "centerpiece" fish be?
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a jack dempsey or convict cichlid? something menacing but not too dangerous? what about a pair of kribs?
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You could do 1 angel, just have to stock it acroddingly.
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Nothing too small and no fin nippers
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what about a single flame or neon gourami? im a fan of them but the teras move awful fast for those stately floaters. if we do angels we want more than one. would dwarf cichlids work in this build?
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