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post #1 of 7 Old 08-26-2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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need help stocking my tank??

okay so i have a 30 gallon planted tank with a marineland 200 and i had an infection go through my tank and kill almost all my fish :( so now that ive treated it i want some help stocking my tank :) what i currently have is
1 molly
3 julii cories ( i had 5 but the disease killed them)
and a golden dojo loach that my cousin gave to me but im probably getting rid of it because its not compatible in my tank

what i was hoping on getting is probably
1 german blue ram
6-7 harlequin rasboras
and maybe 3 dwarf neon rainbow fish

so what do you guys think about this? if theyre not a good list then what do you suggest? thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-26-2013, 04:49 PM
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I do not suggest getting just 3 dwarf neon rainbows. They are a very active schooling fish and do not do well in small groups like that. Also, I wouldn't keep them in a 30 gallon tank - mine had outgrown my 45 gallon (3 feet long).

I think the rasobars are a good choice, and you could get more corys for the bottom. You could also get a couple more mollies I guess.

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I do not suggest getting just 3 dwarf neon rainbows. They are a very active schooling fish and do not do well in small groups like that. Also, I wouldn't keep them in a 30 gallon tank - mine had outgrown my 45 gallon (3 feet long).

I think the rasobars are a good choice, and you could get more corys for the bottom. You could also get a couple more mollies I guess.
i dont really want anymore mollys because ive had a lot of mollies and im kind of bored of them :/ is there any other kind of fish you think of that arent schoolers?
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okay so i have a 30 gallon planted tank with a marineland 200 and i had an infection go through my tank and kill almost all my fish :( so now that ive treated it i want some help stocking my tank :) what i currently have is
1 molly
3 julii cories ( i had 5 but the disease killed them)
and a golden dojo loach that my cousin gave to me but im probably getting rid of it because its not compatible in my tank

what i was hoping on getting is probably
1 german blue ram
6-7 harlequin rasboras
and maybe 3 dwarf neon rainbow fish

so what do you guys think about this? if theyre not a good list then what do you suggest? thanks
How about this
2 german blues
10 harlequin rasboras
8 corys

that is 30" of fish.

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How about this
2 german blues
2 mollies
8 harlequin rasboras
6 corys

that is about 28" of fish.
that sounds nice :) thanks for the help
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-26-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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i just resarched it and harlequin rasboras and german blue rams dont have the same water temp. does anyone else have any ideas what i should put in my tank?
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-26-2013, 07:03 PM
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Why not look at bolivian rams instead? They don't require such warm water.
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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