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Old 02-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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thoughts on stock

ok so ive had my tank up and going for about as of right now i have
* 8 pristella tetras
* 6 cardinal tetras
* 2 julii corys
* 2 emerald corys
* 1 albino bristlenose pleco


* java fern
* java moss
* wisteria
* anubius nana
* banana plant
and big piece of drift wood right in the middle

i have a 29g with a aquaclear 70

i really love the cardinal tetras colors i wish i had bought more.
i want to know what you all think and what yall would do?
i am planning as of right now on a pair of german blue rams.
i would love to be able to add more cardinals too mine are still tiny as of right now so im guessing once they grow theyll fill the tank somemore but i just love the color.

so tell me what yall think what yall would do no opinions are bad opinions im open to everything
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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IMO you could add the Germans no problem to that stock.

And cardinals have a very small bioload so adding more wouldn't be an issue either.
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any body else have a thought
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
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I'd maybe stick to just one school and I'd skip the cories of you are wanting rams. The foot print of a 29 doesn't offer enough floor space for cories and a pair of rams when they are breeding. Also if you decide on cories just stick to 4-6 of the same type.
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Yeah, I agree that the cories and a ram pair might be an issue in a tank that size. Some rams are more docile than others while breeding, but it would be safer to just get 1 ram.
Yeah, you could do a few more cards without an issue IMO.
I have a mixed group of cories and they do fine. Some people prefer having all of one type for more schooling. If you picked the cories instead of the rams, I would get 3 of each variety instead of just 2.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #6
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so i actually understand what your saying about the rams and the corys i dont want any dead cats cause of the rams breeding. so what if i added cardinals, one ram, and one more of each kind of cory then maybe a pearl gourami for something in the top of the tank cause everything i have stays pretty close to the bottom
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I suggest a honey gourami or a dg because they stay smaller than pearls. Also, lots of people say pearls do best in trios because it makes them less shy. I am not sure if thats true or not, just passing along info I have read.
If you want something for the top, you could also skip the pristella tetras and go with a danio of some sort.
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I agree with absolutangel, great stocking plan.
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This is what I would stock if it were me:

10-12 cardinal tetras or other small tetra
6 julii corys
2 blue eyed ancistrus L144
1 smaller gourami species.
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the thing is i already have the pristellas, cardinals, 2 of each cory, and the albino BN
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the thing is i already have the pristellas, cardinals, 2 of each cory, and the albino BN
If that's the case add one or two of each Cory, bump the schools up to 10 a piece and then add a smaller gourami.

Should end up being a nice active tank with activity on every level.
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the thing is i already have the pristellas, cardinals, 2 of each cory, and the albino BN
Thats fine. Sorry, I didn't realize you have some of the stock already.
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so angel knowing what i have now what would be your recommendation
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I would do 3 of each cory, 1 ram, and a honey gourami and the bnp.
I suggest sticking with just 6 cards and 8 pristellas for now and you can see what its like in the tank with everybody else in there and then you could always add a few more later if they think they would fit well and your filter can handle it.
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The tank looks awesome! I really like that dw with the moss on it.
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so you don't think my tank is overstocked with what u got if I bump the cory groups to three each, and get the ram and a gourami....then maybe later on add a couple more cardinals if it permits???
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If your getting the rams I wouldn't touch the cories leave them as is.
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Thats correct. People have different ideas about stocking, but I personally think thats fine. I have experience with all those species and I would be perfectly comfortable with that stock if it was my tank.
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The plan is just for 1 ram, right?
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