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    Hello everyone! New to the forum and new to fish in general! I have a 36g bow front at the moment with an Aqueon QuietFlow 30 and a heater.

    I'm gathering ideas for stocking my tanks. So far, this is the feedback I've gotten:
    6 cherry barbs
    6 scissortail rasboras
    6 bronze corys
    1 dwarf gourami
    1-2 snails?

    Is this a good amount of fish? Should I do less, or can I do more? If so, what fish would fit well in my tank?

    Thanks everyone!

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    Hey there,

    I would not do scissor tail rasboras. They do tend to get on the large size for this size tank.

    What i would do is up the school of barbs to 10
    And the same with the corys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Hey there,

    I would not do scissor tail rasboras. They do tend to get on the large size for this size tank.

    What i would do is up the school of barbs to 10
    And the same with the corys.
    Awesome! Thank you!

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    Or, you could up the cherry barbs and cories to 8 and add in a school of 8 odessa barbs

    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/pethia-padamya/

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    I agree with mac, that the scissortails are just too big, they get almost 6" long. If you bump up your school/shoal to 10 they will all be happier. You probably already know but look into get floating plants or taller plants/decorations that will reach the surface as that will help your gourami feel safe.
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    Welcome to the AC!

    Please do consider doing a fishless cycle, prior to buying fish. This process will help you build a healthy home for your future pets.
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...7304#post57304

    A second filter would also be something I would add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    Welcome to the AC!

    Please do consider doing a fishless cycle, prior to buying fish. This process will help you build a healthy home for your future pets.
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...7304#post57304

    A second filter would also be something I would add.

    I hope to see you around the Forum and look forward to watching your build!
    Yep! I'm starting my fishless cycle soon. I'm also working on getting a better filter, but this is the setup I'm working with right now.

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    Yes! I'm working on the decorations for my gourami. Any suggestions? I'm trying to use artificial plants for the sake of my family, even though I would prefer it.

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    Can't say i have done much with fake plants.
    Always gone for the real thing.

    Some cardimine and narrow leaf hygrophilia is easy to grow and fills in well.
    Provides good top cover, as well.

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