Originally Posted by plantedtankman
Okay. I have decided that I will one day put my Congo Tetras and Rosy Barbs in a different tank or sell them. I will get smaller fish in my tank as well. Could this stock work or would it be too many fish?
8 Neon Tetras or Cardinal Tetras
6 Rummynose Tetras
5 Marbled Hatchetfish
4 Peppermint Tetras
2 German Blue Rams
2 Panda Garra
5 Cory Catfish
5 Ghost Glass Catfish
I don't know if this would be too many fish. If it is, could I replace one of these types of fish with a smaller fish? What would you suggest if I could do that? Help is appreciated!!
For a 30 it does sound crowded to me. I would stick to 3 schools of either neons/cardinals, rummies, hatchets, peppermints or glass cats and increase there sizes to at least 6 each. 8 would be better. The cories, garras and rams sound fine.
Reason I suggest less types of fish and larger schools is because it decreases stress on the fish. A few larger school (rather than lots of little schools of fish) is an environment where the fish can feel safer and calmer. I know its tempting to put as many different kids of fish that can fit in a tank but it really is nicer for the fish and to look at if you just stick to a few.