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Old 06-08-2014, 12:59 AM   #1
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Stocking For a 40 Gallon Tropical Community Tank

Can You give me some stocking options?
I want Hardy, Peaceful, Fish that arent so high maintenance. I would prefer to have fish from this list:
Dwarf Gourami
Black Molly
Platy
Zebra Danio
Neon Tetra
Tiger Barb
Gold Barb
Cherry Barb
Kuhli Loach
Angelfish
Guppy
Betta
Harlequin Rasbora
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:22 AM   #2
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Stocking For a 40 Gallon Tropical Community Tank

Definitely not the the tiger barbs maybe a large school of harlequin and some cherry barbs with some guppies and the angel for the centerpiece maybe kuhlis or cores for the bottom layer
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:25 AM   #3
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I agree to shy away from tiger barbs. I'm a fan of neons (small and colorful!) so I'd go with a school of those and harlequins with an angel and maybe a type of ram and cories!
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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@Fishfanboy you're right i always thought that they would only nip long finned fish! Would they do okay in a tank with a Red Tailed Shark and a rubbernose pleco? Just a thought, although i most likely won't go in that direction.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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If you like the Neon Tetra, look into the Cardinal Tetra. They look similar, but the Cardinals are more colorful in my opinion.
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If you like the Neon Tetra, look into the Cardinal Tetra. They look similar, but the Cardinals are more colorful in my opinion.
I agree, and like the cardinals a whole lot more, but i have heard stories of them being fragile.
Anyway, my plan is
4x Peppered Cories
6x Head and Tail Light Tetras
6x Cherry Barbs
6x Harlequin Rasboras
1x Angelfish
1x Sparkling Gourami
3x Platies
Aqadvisor said this was okay, but i have heard stories of it being untrustworthy.
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That sounds okay to me
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Okay, I also plan to double the filtration and this is a 40g long, not high btw.
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I believe Neons are more sensitive than Cardinals.

If you acclimate them correctly...you won't have any issues.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:25 PM   #10
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Also check out the Rummynose Tetras.
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Cardinals are more sensitive than neon tetras.
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Danios are a blast to watch
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I am a fan of the danios because they are so fun I would consider having like ten or so of those
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I agree, and like the cardinals a whole lot more, but i have heard stories of them being fragile.

Anyway, my plan is

4x Peppered Cories

6x Head and Tail Light Tetras

6x Cherry Barbs

6x Harlequin Rasboras

1x Angelfish

1x Sparkling Gourami

3x Platies

Aqadvisor said this was okay, but i have heard stories of it being untrustworthy.

I'd up the Peppered Cory Cat number to 6. Other than that, it looks like any entertaining community!
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Also check out the Rummynose Tetras.
Rummynoses are nice as well, but i have heard even worse on them when it comes to sensitivity.
Guys, Could I replace The Sparkling Gourami With a Honey Gourami? I think it would be able to compete for food a lot better, and would be able to stick up for himself.
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I am a fan of the danios because they are so fun I would consider having like ten or so of those
I do too, And I love the celestial pearls and turquoise ones, but wouldn't they stress out the angel with their activity level?
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I think i'm gonna replace The Angel with a school of cardinal tetras. Would this be okay?
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I think i'm gonna replace The Angel with a school of cardinal tetras. Would this be okay?

How long is your tank? You'll want to give the cardinals a long tank to swim around.
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I do too, And I love the celestial pearls and turquoise ones, but wouldn't they stress out the angel with their activity level?

The angels would probably eat those little CPD's so I personally would not recommended them.
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How long is your tank? You'll want to give the cardinals a long tank to swim around.
Could I do this?
6 Albino Aeneus Cory Cats
1 Black Molly
3 Platies
4 Kuhli Loaches
1 Honey Gourami
6 Harlequin Rasboras
6 Cherry Barbs
6 Head and Tail Light Tetras
I will have a 70 gallon filter.
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