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    Hey i'm Jerry, a 15 year old guy from Georgia. I have some experience in aquariums, but i have a lot to learn. I currently have 4 aquariums. My first is a ten gallon molly tank. My second is a 30 gallon African Cichlid tank. My third and favorite tank is a 55 gallon bow front (if not 55 it's close to it). In it i have 5 angelfish, 7 denison barbs, 3 albino cory cats, and an African feather fin catfish. My final tank is a 30 gallon long that i inherited from my brother who is going to college in a couple days. In it he already has 3 angelfish (juvi) and 5 dwarf honey groumies. All of my aquariums are planted except my cichlid tank. Any ideas on completing the stocking of the 30 long? I was thinking 3 German Blue Rams and 8 corys.

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    Sure. Rams and Angels is going to be an interesting mix. Briefly though, roughly until one reaches sexual maturity.

    Now, south American cichlid species as a rule do not mix. They tend to turn homicidal maniac when they start breeding. Personally I think you got an angel surplus already. A 30 gallon is too small and your big tank is stocked.

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    I disagree on the Angels and Rams, I have seen many nice tanks with the two mixed... however you need to have the proper size tank even for the angels before you add rams. I agree that a 30g in not the right size for that combo. I think the 56 tall aquariums would be a good set up min for a pair of angels and a pair of rams

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Sure. Rams and Angels is going to be an interesting mix. Briefly though, roughly until one reaches sexual maturity.

    Now, south American cichlid species as a rule do not mix. They tend to turn homicidal maniac when they start breeding. Personally I think you got an angel surplus already. A 30 gallon is too small and your big tank is stocked.
    If a pair formed i would set up an additional tank for the pair. Would that make it acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    I disagree on the Angels and Rams, I have seen many nice tanks with the two mixed... however you need to have the proper size tank even for the angels before you add rams. I agree that a 30g in not the right size for that combo. I think the 56 tall aquariums would be a good set up min for a pair of angels and a pair of rams
    Assuming that wouldn't work, any other species that would work? Maybe a small school of tetras or something?

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    Welcome to the AC Fishkid. Nice start you have there. I'll be looking forward to reading more about your set-ups in the freshwater section as was mentioned.
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