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Old 03-16-2020, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question 720L (190g) SA Community Tank Stocking suggestions

I'm going to be purchasing a 190g tank this year and I'm in the planning phase regarding stocking it.
It will be a semi-planted tank with rocks/driftwood and plants among the hardscape and a large open area of sand.
PH: Neutral (7)
GH: Slightly Hard (>7°d)
I have been looking around and this is the stocklist I have come up with currently:


20-30 x Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Red Eye Tetra) or Hasemania nana (Silvertip Tetra)
6 x Chilodus punctatus (Spotted Headstander)
6 x Megalechis thoracata (Spotted Hoplo Cats)
4 x Geophagus Surinamensis (1:3) or 'Geophagus' steindachneri
3 x Ancistrus Sp. Super Red

1 x Andinoacara pulcher "Electric Blue"
1 x Hypselecara temporalis (Chocolate Cichlid)
1 x Amatitlania sajica (T-Bar Cichlid)
1 x Hypsophrys nicaraguensis (Macaw Cichlid)
1 x Acarichthys heckelii (Threadfin Acara)
1 x Guianacara owroewefi
1 x Leporinus fasciatus (Banded Leporinus)

Will these fish work together?
Will the tetras be fine in there and not become food?
Is the stocklist fine as is, is it overstocked or is there room for more?
Are there any changes I should make?

I have also concidered the following cichlids:

Cleithracara maronii
Mesonauta festivus
Herotilapia multispinosa
Astatheros robertsoni
Heros efasciatus
Heros severus

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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I'm going to be purchasing a 190g tank this year and I'm in the planning phase regarding stocking it.
It will be a semi-planted tank with rocks/driftwood and plants among the hardscape and a large open area of sand.
PH: Neutral (7)
GH: Slightly Hard (>7°d)
I have been looking around and this is the stocklist I have come up with currently:


20-30 x Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Red Eye Tetra) or Hasemania nana (Silvertip Tetra)
6 x Chilodus punctatus (Spotted Headstander)
6 x Megalechis thoracata (Spotted Hoplo Cats)
4 x Geophagus Surinamensis (1:3) or 'Geophagus' steindachneri
3 x Ancistrus Sp. Super Red

1 x Andinoacara pulcher "Electric Blue"
1 x Hypselecara temporalis (Chocolate Cichlid)
1 x Amatitlania sajica (T-Bar Cichlid)
1 x Hypsophrys nicaraguensis (Macaw Cichlid)
1 x Acarichthys heckelii (Threadfin Acara)
1 x Guianacara owroewefi
1 x Leporinus fasciatus (Banded Leporinus)

Will these fish work together?
Will the tetras be fine in there and not become food?
Is the stocklist fine as is, is it overstocked or is there room for more?
Are there any changes I should make?

I have also concidered the following cichlids:

Cleithracara maronii
Mesonauta festivus
Herotilapia multispinosa
Astatheros robertsoni
Heros efasciatus
Heros severus

Thanks in advance.

In my experience, ive had no problems with any species of mbunas with another. So im positive all those will work out. You said you are going to have a ph of 7??? Cichlids are home to the lakes of africa and have a ph of 7.8 - 8.2. Get some ph buffer to raise it. Not sure if you have experience in the fish hobby, but please do your research before you buy fish. Get correct water peramiters before any fish, and if you are planning on filling that tank with tons of fish, get lots of filtration.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:37 AM   #3
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In my experience, ive had no problems with any species of mbunas with another. So im positive all those will work out. You said you are going to have a ph of 7??? Cichlids are home to the lakes of africa and have a ph of 7.8 - 8.2. Get some ph buffer to raise it. Not sure if you have experience in the fish hobby, but please do your research before you buy fish. Get correct water peramiters before any fish, and if you are planning on filling that tank with tons of fish, get lots of filtration.

Thank you for the reply.
However none of the fish I listed are Mbuna or even from Africa for that matter.

They are all from either South America or Central America as stated in the title.

I have also done my research on the matter.
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