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post #1 of 3 Old 09-03-2012, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Advice wanted on stocking plan for 90gallon tank


I have recently finished cycling a 90 gallon tank and would like to check my thoughts on a stocking plan please!

Stats of tank (water is a mix of 2/3 RO and 1/3 tap):
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 15
pH: 7
KH: 5
temp: 27

Filtration is via an external Fluval 406 and the tank is heavily planted with lots of bogwood as well.

Planned stocking:
6 angelfish
3 pearl gourami (1M, 2F)
4 bolivian rams (2M, 2F)
and some tetras..... this is the bit where I am not sure of the best choices as I do not want the angels to be nipped but I also don't want the tetras to become dinner...
My thoughts were either bleeding heart tetras, congo tetras or lemon tetras?

Could someone give me some advice on what would be the best tetra choice and also on whether my overall stocking plan would work?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-03-2012, 03:05 PM
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Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you're off to a great start! A 90 gal? If only I could be so lucky.

I do see some problems with stocking. The angelfish and the gourami aren't compatible. They are both territorial and like to occupy the same space in the aquarium. It's setting yourself up for nipped fins and aggression. Go with one or the other. Personally, I'm a fan of gourami.

If you do want angelfish, you've chosen some good tetra to go with them. You want the deep-bodied ones like the bleeding heart tetra instead of the small, torpedo-shaped fish like neon tetra. Neat feature of this forum: if you see a fish name that is shaded in, you can click it for more info.


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post #3 of 3 Old 09-03-2012, 03:59 PM
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I agree, I would go with the gouramis over the angels. I have 5 pearls in my 90 and will be getting a few more, as they are a group oriented fish. A trio is okay, but you've got the space to keep a larger group. The gouramis will not eat tetras or anything else bigger than fry.

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