Originally Posted by thefishboy
Well the peopl at the lfs said in that sized tank i could have 30-35 fish.
Well im getting all males for the gouramis, and i know at urll say!!
I like the neon tetras or the glowlight tetras! I dont know what other tetras are like? Do u know any good tetras.
6 danios (zebra or leopard)
5 red honey gouramis male
1 pleco (clown/bristle nosed)
And maybe a small shoal of tetras
oh no..no no no. never trust what the fish store people tell you! saying 'you can have 30 fish' doesn't mean you can have thirty fish...i mean, someone might hear that and put 30 fish that would grow to a foot long in the tank...see my point?
luckily all the fish on your stock list are small and, with the possible exception of the gouramis, peaceful...but i still think you're overstocking.
i've never had much luck with tiny tetras like neons - they get sucked into filters too easily. i love glowlight tetras, and i'd reccomend them even though i haven't kept them...they do like soft acid water though, which applies to all south american tetras. i'm no expert on tetras so maybe leave that to someone else to help you with...
any chance you could eliminate either the danios or the tetras from your stock list? would help with the possible-overstocking-problem..
i saw cherry barbs in the tank with the honey gouramis - they are nice little shoaling fish, maybe have some of those instead of tetras or danios? just a thought - i'm going to get some at some point i think.
just trying to help so that you don't end up with dead fish. that's never nice to have to go through and it can be prevented with a sensible stocking list. :)