So I'm approaching the end of my cycle and I'm really excited to get some fish in my first tank! Its a 125L (33 gal
) mid-heavily planted tank and my filter has a flow-rate of 600l/hr, so my turnover is about 4.8x/hr.
My stocking plan is:
- 9 Neon Tetras
- 5 Guppies
- 6 Celestial Pearl Danios
- 2 Honey Gourami
- 1 Pearl Gourami
- 3 Amano Shrimp
I'm also interested in other fish like Peacock Gudgeons and Panda or Julii Corydoras, but I think i'd be pushing it if I add them in...
These are some of my favorite species and I've tried to take into account at what tank level these guys swim so that I can have a well-spread tank. Also, I believe their water parameter requirements are also close. Now according to the "gallon per inch of fish" rule, I'd definitely be overstocked, however, I heard that rule is outdated. So what do you guys think? Overstocked or not? And please, don't be shy to suggest your own ideas!
Looking forward to hearing your replies!