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Old 06-06-2020, 10:10 AM   #1
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stocking a 75 gallon

Okay so I currently have a 75 gallon tank cycling right now. And i need stocking ideas. I don't want live plants and I have plenty of hiding and decor for anything. I would like a peaceful community and some color. any ideas will be very helpful

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I like rainbows and kuhli loaches.
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Livebearers are always an option, they eat at the top but also scavenge for food at the bottom so you don't need a bottom feeder.

Some larger tetras or barbs with some bottom dwelling fish like corydoras or kuhli loaches would work. I personally like Odessa barbs, they are beautiful.

You could do a pair of angelfish with (again) deep bodied tetras and a bottom dwelling fish.
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Or skip the community tank and do a flowerhorn or oscar. Definitely no live plants needed for them.
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A tank of a few tetra species would be attractive, with corys on the bottom. A school of 6-8 angels would also look nice. I'm not fond of one single fish of a species because fish do better in schools. And Oscars get HUGE.
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Thank you all I will check them all out. I do have Mollies and Platies in 2 other tanks and might transfer some over to the bigger tank.
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What do you all think about some Discus, Cardinal Tetras and either clown loaches or corys
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Okay so update,
Put in 2 silver mollies , 4 black Mollies from my other Tanks.
Added 3 Electric Blue Acara Cichlids 1 is a male and 2 are females
6 Longfin Red Minor Tetras
2 Julii Corys
and 2 BN Plecos

I would like to add more Corys and Maybe another 6 of the reds then some top floating plants.
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I'd add the Corys first since 2 is definately not enough for them to feel comfortable
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Yep Going to see if they have anymore Wednesday. The two I have are surprisingly pretty comfortable. But I knew when I got them that I wanted at least 6 but they only had the 2. I also want to get a couple more for my 30 gallon.
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okay so I went and picked up 3 more julii cories, 6 more red hifin minor tetras and 2 more Electric blue acara cichlids. for the 75 gallon and by luck a black kuhli loach for the 30 gallon. I believe with the acara I have 2 males and 3 females or 2 females and 3 males. they are still quite small so not sure if the smallest one is a male or female
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