Hello! A local aquarium store is going out of business and they are giving me one of their 50gal tanks for $50! I have all of the equipment for it so all I will need is some lovely inhabitants. I have some ideas of what I'd like to stock it with and not all of these will be purchased at the same time. What do you all think of these in the tank?
Just don't add a common pleco unless you plan on getting a much bigger tank in the future, some can get up to 3' long.
Bistlenose plecos get to about 5" and come in a veriety of colors, both regular and long fin. Also there are quite a few specialty plecos that stay on the small size.
Remember gourami can be very territorial. With all those livebearers you will probably have a few make it into adulthood and might end up with more than you started with. I know the gourami will help but that can turn into a lot of fry.
Clown plecos don't make good algae eaters, but the are good at keeping the driftwood clean. They stay small but are very shy or at least mine is seldom seen.