Originally Posted by AquaticHooper23
Could I do this stock for a heavily planted 40 breeder
2 German Blue Rams
1 red tailed shark
6 tiger barbs
6 serpae tetras
1 bristlenose pleco
Red Tailed Sharks are always a gamble, but I think with the fish on this list there shouldnt be any problems. That said, I dont know anything about the German Blue Rams. Lots of people seem to have them, so they must be ok.
Its typically best to add them in order of least aggressive to most aggressive. So, again knowing nothing about GBRs, Id suggest:
Red Tail Shark
Maybe somebody with knowledge/experience with the GBRs can chime in with any changes.
I have the pleco second to last. This isnt because of its aggression. They just do better the more established the tank is and Im just assuming that its either freshly cycled or youre planning on doing a Fish-In cycle with the Serpaes. If you do decide to take up my suggestion about adding some Corys, then I would suggest adding them either before or after the pleco for the same reason.
If your tank has been up and running a while and is pretty established, then add the pleco at any point.