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Thread: Stocking tips

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    My 30 Gal bow front currently has 6 zebra danios, 3 male fancy guppies, and a male and female dwarf gourami. The tank has been cycled and running for about 6 months without any casualties(knock in wood), save for a few that didn't last 24hrs. The gouramis are recent within the last 3 weeks. Not sure how much more I can add at this point but I know an algae eater(s) is something I want for sure. Oto's? Bristlenose? Maybe another dwarf gourami or Corys further down the road? Maybe I'm done? Any suggestions would be great! FWI- I have an Aquaclear 70 filter and I'm currently changing 25 to 30% water every 7 or 8 days. Thanks to all!!

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    I would recomend to rehome the female gourami, as they age they really get territorial and you will undoubtedly end up with one dead gourami in a few months time.

    A 30G can house a dwarf pleco, species which I like and some I have kept are - Bristlenose, bulldog, L226, L260, clown.

    So your stock list would be;

    3 guppies
    6 danios
    1 DG
    1 small pleco

    Sounds pretty ok to me, just watch out for aggression, DG's often see guppies as rivals and will kill them.

    If you wanted a splash of colour you could add 8-10 cherry barbs. Just a thought.

    Hope this helped

    P.s - up your water changes to 50-75% per week, really helps keep the tank clean and healthy, the fish will thank you.
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    So if I understand this correctly a female DG will turn on the male DG? I will watch for aggression between DG's and guppies tho everyone seems happy at this point. I will add a bulldog for sure. Assuming everyone is peaceful do I have room for the cherry barbs or cardinal tetra's?

    That would be (eventually):
    2 DG
    1 bulldog
    6 danios
    3 guppies
    8 cherry barbs OR maybe cardinal/neon tetras

    I will up my water changes to 50-75% as well. Thanks for the reply Scottish fish!

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    Go with the cherry barbs they are much hardier than neons or cardinals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    Go with the cherry barbs they are much hardier than neons or cardinals.
    +1 to Steeler. neons and cardinals are pretty iffy.

    you've gotten great advice from everyone.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    Ok cherry barbs sometime down the road watch the DG for aggression. Thanks again to all for the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzyque
    Hi. Hope you are well. I'm not new to fish but I am to the working of forums so if I'm in the wrong place , forgive me. Could you tell please , the smallest tank I can home two breeding discus , and do you think it matters to a fish what direction the water flows. Thanks

    Post a new thread in Beginner Section or Breeding under Aquarium Forum to get a good answer. But as for your question I personally think the bigger the better

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