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  1. Default Help with stocking 50g


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    Looking to add a couple medium size (3" to 5" max) centerpiece fish, something with a little flash or color. I am stocked with small groups of Black Skirt Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, Clown Loaches and a BNP in my 50 gallon planted tank. I really don't want Gouramis, Angels or Discus as I have or had all of them and want something different. Anyone got any ideas? The best I could come up with was a small group 4 or 5 Congo Tetras, as I hear they do better in groups.
    100 gallon planted S.A. tank, Discus, Angels, Corys, Rummys and BNP.
    50g Super-community tank: Cardinals, Black Skirt Tetras, Diamond Tetras, Clown Loaches, BNP.
    29g Breeding Angel pair.

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    can you post the dimensions of the tank?

    as well as the actual stocking #'s?

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    36x15x20 w/Rena XP3
    5 BST, 8 CT, 5 CL, 1 BNP
    And I know the Clowns will out grow the tank. They will be moved in a few years into a larger tank at that point.
    100 gallon planted S.A. tank, Discus, Angels, Corys, Rummys and BNP.
    50g Super-community tank: Cardinals, Black Skirt Tetras, Diamond Tetras, Clown Loaches, BNP.
    29g Breeding Angel pair.

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    i'd add 5 more BST

    maybe a blue acara? firemouth?

    or skip the "showcase" and do 20 BST and like 30neons. lol go crazy with a community set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxiii
    Looking to add a couple medium size (3" to 5" max) centerpiece fish, something with a little flash or color. I am stocked with small groups of Black Skirt Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, Clown Loaches and a BNP in my 50 gallon planted tank. I really don't want Gouramis, Angels or Discus as I have or had all of them and want something different. Anyone got any ideas? The best I could come up with was a small group 4 or 5 Congo Tetras, as I hear they do better in groups.
    Did you know that the clown loach is a schooling species that gets to 10-12 inches adult size? Your tank wouldn't work with discus so good that's not on your list.

    Hmm.. dwarf cichlids like apistos?

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    I was gonna also recommend some dwarf cichlids....German Blue Rams Can be nice.

    I dont know what you consider to be a show case fish, but I also like a single rainbow shark for that tank.

    Also a group of 6-8 Denison Barbs or Odessa Barbs.

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    As far as Dwarf Chiclids go there are some realy attractive members in the Laetacara familey that would do well in your tank. Hardy to.

    I like the idea of a huge school of neons or better yet cardinals. Rereading your post I see that you already have cardinals so just expand them to 30.
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    My turn to +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie
    Did you know that the clown loach is a schooling species that gets to 10-12 inches adult size? Your tank wouldn't work with discus so good that's not on your list.

    Hmm.. dwarf cichlids like apistos?
    Yes, I know Clown Loaches get big and are a schooling fish, that's why I have 6 of them, and plan on rehoming them, if and when they out grow the tank. I also know all about Discus as I have a 100g Planted Discus tank, and have had Discus for many years.

    Thank you all for your great suggestions. I'm leaning towards a mega-community tank, with maybe one other type of tetra or other schooling type fish, and upping the numbers.
    100 gallon planted S.A. tank, Discus, Angels, Corys, Rummys and BNP.
    50g Super-community tank: Cardinals, Black Skirt Tetras, Diamond Tetras, Clown Loaches, BNP.
    29g Breeding Angel pair.

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