Originally Posted by BL1ND1ND3X
Hello Everyone! After realizing that an African cichlid tank wasn't going to work out for me, I am going to do a community tank! And I wanted to ask you guys for advice on my future stocking list. Pretty much what I want is: • A good size school of one species or a couple of multi species schools. • A group of a centerpiece fish such as gouramis, or anything else that is peaceful • I do want some sort of ram cichlid as my second centerpiece group (probably a pair) • I definitely want corydoras, preferably one of the smaller species • some sort of shrimp • nerite or mystery snails • maybe a Pleco (if I'm not overstocked already) that is The tank is cycling right now, and is almost done as the nitrites are starting to drop. Can't Wait! Thank you everybody for the help!!
From what uve said, this is what I'd do:
10-12 rummy nose tetras
10-12 harlequin rasboras
-to me these are 2 of the best schooling fish and they both have great color!
5-8 Cory's of your choice
-prefer the smaller ones like panda or julli
2 pearl gouramis
-they are known to be one of the most peaceful gouramis, they may chase each other if you get 2 males but it's nothing to worry about.
1 bn pleco
-great at cleaning tanks
2 rams of your choice
-I would add the rams last because they are going to be your most territorial fish and depending on the ram they can be sensitive!
With this stock you could then add some color with a good variety of shrimp. Or a couple otos or SAEs if needed!