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Thread: 50 gallon stock

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    I've recently decided on what i'd like to put in my 50 gallon tank, but I don't know for sure how many of what I can support in my tank. I plan to have:

    Sterba's Cory
    Congo Tetra
    Penguin Tetra
    An Angelfish

    I plan to have 1 Angelfish, and was think of 7-8 corys, at least 6 congo tetra, and 6-8 penguin tetra

    Could my tank support them?

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    Yes, I would not throw them in all at one time, I would buy the angel small and let it grow up in the tank. I would first add congos and tetras first, then angel, then sterbais.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red
    Yes, I would not throw them in all at one time, I would buy the angel small and let it grow up in the tank. I would first add congos and tetras first, then angel, then sterbais.
    Why add the corys last?

    I understand the reasoning on the angelfish though, I was only going to buy a young one when the tetra grew in a little. I don't want to risk them becoming angelfish lunch lol

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    Cories are bottom feeders, and at the bottom, trates/amm are at their highest cause of the substrate. They fare better in established systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillipOrigami
    Cories are bottom feeders, and at the bottom, trates/amm are at their highest cause of the substrate. They fare better in established systems.
    So i'll do my fishless cycle, add my congo/penguin tetra, then wait a bit before adding the angelfish and corys. Thanks for explaining that one

    Any thoughts on the quantities?

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    I would up the numbers of the congo tetras as they might nip at the angel's fin if you have only a small school.

    That being said, maybe you can just choose between congo or penguin and then just up the numbers? Though the number of your cories should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaldave
    I would up the numbers of the congo tetras as they might nip at the angel's fin if you have only a small school.

    That being said, maybe you can just choose between congo or penguin and then just up the numbers? Though the number of your cories should be fine.
    Thanks for the tip. I'd like to keep both tetra if possible...

    Maybe i'll go with:

    8 congos
    6 penguins
    7 corys
    1 angelfish

    I'll add the congo, QT then add the penguins, QT then add the corys, then once the tetras are larger, QT and add the angelfish

    Sound like a solid plan?

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