Originally Posted by jessa1606
HI ALL! I am new to the site and new to aquarium life (6 mo.) I have a 40 gal
freshwater tank and could not be happier with it! I have posted what i have on my profile and all are welcome to take a look. I am open to advise from those more knowledgeable than myself (which isnt difficult to accomplish) lol
My name is Jessica, I live in Northern Wi, and I am a full time student and barista. I have a FW
tank, 40 gal
containing the following:
1 Rubbernose Pleco
2 yellow dwarf gouramis
2 silver dollar
6 neon tetra
1 bamboo shrimp
Hi and welcome to AA!
sand is the way to go. Looks nicer and easier to clean. You pleco will love the sand and so will your cory.
I've noticed a few things with your stocking list.
Cories do much better in schools of 4-6+. One lonely Cory will hide most of the time. So I'd like to suggest you add at least 3 more cories as friends for your little guy.
Sometimes multiple gouramis won't get along so that is something to look out for.
Silver dollars get very big. They also need to be in schools of 6 or more. They will out grow your tank so you will have to find them a new home soon.