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  1. #1

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    Can I stock a 65 gallon tank with
    1 pearl gourami
    12 black skirt tetras
    12 harlequin rasboras
    1 common pleco
    The pleco is a rescue that is 10 inches and 12 years old I'm pretty sure his growth is stunted since he was in a 10 gallon his entire life.

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    Hey there,

    Personally the Common Pleco I would want a 100g plus for min.
    As for the rest the stocking would work perfectly well.

    What type of filtration are you planning on?? Natural planting and aqua scape of fake??

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    I don't know exactly what filtration I'm gonna use I'm just gonna figure out what fish I'm gonna get and then choose what to use according to the fish I choose.

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    That's commendable to rescue that pleco, and I guess a 65g is better than a 10g! Just be prepared that a large pleco like that will poop A LOT, and it would be a good idea to over-filtrate, plant up the tank....all that will help you in the long run. I think that's where mac was going with the questions.....
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    Perfectly fine stocking list. As mentioned by previous posters the Pleco is the main thing to watch out for. If it is 10years old and only that size then I think it has stunted growth.

    To get the best out of your Schoolers in a 65g don't be scared tomake each of those schools up to 20 and you will see more natural behaviour.

    Make sure you get a good external filter rated somewhere from 140g+ and that should see you ok
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    the pleco will be ok. It deserves to be in a larger tank.. but sometimes life is just life.. Good job on finding it a home.

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