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Jester10 04-16-2012 08:33 AM

My stocking limit
 
I have a 75 gallon tank and i'm slowly adding plants so as of now its lightly planted.

I have as of now:

8 black phantom tetra
5 diamond tetra
1 lemon tetra
5 angel fish
1 flame morph dwarf gourami
1 Columbia zebra pleco
3 oto catfish

I would like to bring my stocking level to:

10 black phantom tetra
9 diamond tetra
8 lemon tetra
5 angel fish
1 dwarf gourami
1 Colombian zebra pleco
3 oto catfish.

Also if i have the room I'd like a surface dwelling fish in the future when I get some taller plants that will cover the top a little bit to.
Possible a school of hatchet fish or penguin tetra? Only if room allows.

Byron 04-16-2012 11:53 AM

Given the eventual mature size of all these, and to have a reasonable spread of fish top to bottom, I would suggest 7 not 9 Diamond. Surface fish are good, in this case the true Penguin Tetra (7) or the Marble Hatchetfish (12).

Jester10 04-16-2012 12:12 PM

So I'd be good with going with 7 instead of 9 diamond and then eventually adding the tetra or the hatchet fish
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Byron 04-16-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jester10 (Post 1049107)
So I'd be good with going with 7 instead of 9 diamond and then eventually adding the tetra or the hatchet fish
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I'd say so.


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