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fishesfriend 08-11-2013 05:22 PM

40 gallon breeder stocking
I'm planning on setting up a 40 gallon breeder for German rams. I would like to keep ottos, rummy-nose tetras, hatchet fish, and German rams. I don't know how many of each to get, i would like to get 2 pairs of rams. Could i add corys to the mix?

Jeffrey 08-11-2013 11:53 PM

Haha, this is my perfect stocking list :-D 2 Pairs of rams should fit nicely, though it might not hurt to add a few extra females. I think Cories are compatible temperament wise, but I'm not sure which species are compatible with the temperatures rams prefer. I believe this has been answered on this forum before but I don't remember what the answer was. Maybe try this?

2 male rams
4 female rams
5 otos
7 hatchets
15 rummy

This leaves a little room for enlarging your schools or adding other species (like cories) if you prefer.

fishesfriend 08-12-2013 08:08 PM

i don't think 2 pairs of rams would tolerate the extra females. sterbai corys are said to tolerate high temps the best. So could i do something like

2 pairs of rams
5 otos
7 hatchets
15 rummies
7 sterbai coys

Jeffrey 08-12-2013 10:06 PM

Looks pretty good to me. Are you planning to buy the rams already paired?

fishesfriend 08-14-2013 09:40 AM

I plan on ordering them from
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fishesfriend 08-14-2013 01:54 PM

After reading reviews on the site. I will go to one of my lfs to get the rams.
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Reece 08-14-2013 03:13 PM

How far along are you set up with this tank? It would be cool to see some pics when you do get the rams :lol:

fishesfriend 08-14-2013 05:33 PM

Not very I have the tank and just put play sand in it. Schools about to start so things will get even slower. I have 3 otos in a quarantine tank.
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fishesfriend 08-21-2013 06:44 PM

I added 4 more otos making the total 7. They look awesome with all 7 of them are stuck to the glass. Didn't reilize I got 2 to many till now.
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