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Old 06-24-2020, 01:07 AM   #1
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Overstocking worry

Iíve got a new tank set up cycled and ready for fish, but donít want to overstock!

Tank: 36 g, medium planted, Seachem 75 hob filter.

Iíd like to stock with silver tip tetra and turquoise rainbow fish or Blue rams - I think I can get away with 10 tetras and 2 rainbows/rams but really would appreciate anyone preventing me from getting too many if thatís the case with my plan.

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I dont think you would be overstocked with your proposal. However rainbow fish tend to prefer larger numbers, so on that i would opt for the rams.

I keep silvertip tetras, and when i had equal males to females they got a bit aggressive towards the females, so i added a few more females. Aggression gone. The males have better colour so its tempting to go for more males. Its easy to see the difference. I dont know if all males would work if you really like their orange colour.
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Thank you Aiken!

Think I’ll add some more rainbows to the mix then. Love the rams too though

Decisions decisions!

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36 gallons, you could get 9 or 10 rainbow fish in there. If you drop down to say 6 rainbow fish you could also add 6 to 8 silvertips. Might look a bit weird with such a small number of silvertips with the much bigger rainbow fish.

I would either go all rainbow fish, or a pair of rams with a big group of silvertips, say 15 of those.

Or, if you really wanted the group of rainbows, how about 6 rainbows and some bottom feeders. Say 8 corys? They are super cute fish and will occupy a different part of the tank to the rainbow fish.
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