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Old 12-05-2015, 03:46 PM   #1
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Stocking the 40 gallon

Okay so I've had my 40 up for years but it's fine for a change I need advice on what to stock it with. I like to have all areas of the tank covered. Top middle and bottom. Tho right now my current stock which are the only fish I kept are 5 black skirt tetras and a pleco. Any suggestions??


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What type.of pleco is it. If it's a common one it's will get way to big for that tank.

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It is a bristle nose


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Old 12-05-2015, 04:23 PM   #4
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Oh ok that's fine for a 40 gal I would get some platies. For every male Platty you should get 2 females to keep the males from constantly harassing the females to mate.

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Oh ok that's fine for a 40 gal I would get some platies. For every male Platty you should get 2 females to keep the males from constantly harassing the females to mate.

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Old 12-05-2015, 04:31 PM   #6
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An angelfish

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What types of fish are you interested in?


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Dwarf neon rainbow or madagascar rainbow have nice colors and very active
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I agree with 5 neon dwarf rainbows and maybe an angel.
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:57 AM   #10
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For the top you could get some hatchet fish, a large group of them would look sweet. For the middle you could do a a couple angelfish, that would look great. Or maybe a trio of ram cichlids, either bolivians or German Blue's. You really have a ton of options for the middle. Maybe some smaller schools of tetras, or one big group of them. For the bottom It kind of depends on the substrate IMO. Most bottom dwellers prefer sand, like cory's and loaches. You can choose from a lot of cory's for the bottom, and my personal favorite is sterbai. Cory's prefer groups of at least 5 or 6, in in a 40 you could have at least 10. Another perfect fit for this tank is kuhli loaches. They max out at about 4". Again, they prefer groups so you could have at least 14 in here IMO. There are a lot of other kinds of loaches, maybe Sinibotia ( the member ) can help you. Is this a planted tank?
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