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    Ok, I posted a thread in the Tetra forum concerning how many Black Phantom Tetra I should include in a school for my aquarium. One of the members posted a suggested stocking plan for my aquarium. I like the basic design of the stocking plan that was suggested, but there are a few of the fish species that do not appeal to me. However, I am going to use the basic design of the stocking plan, and replace some of the less appealing fish species with some that I find to be appealing. Now here is how my bottom dwelling stocking plan for my 6x2x2 180 gallon peaceful community aquarium.

    -10 Albino Cory
    -10 Sterbai Cory
    -24 Coolie Loach
    -1 Bulldog Pleco

    This is almost identical to the bottom dwelling stocking plan that the AC member posted in my thread. The only changes that I made were 10 Sterbai Cory instead of 10 Green Cory, and 1 Bulldog Pleco instead of one Royal Pleco. I actually prefer the Royal Pleco over the Bulldog Pleco, but I worry about a 16" territorial fish swimming around my aquarium. However, I want a Royal Pleco if there is any chance that one could peacefully coexist with the other fish species in my aquarium. I also decided to stay with the 25 Coolie Loach. Although I found several other Loach species to be more visually appealing they were either too delicate, too large, too territorial, or too aggressive. Now that I have listed, and explained my preference for a bottom dwelling stocking plan I would appreciate any information on the compatibility of these species. Please remember that I prefer the Royal Pleco even though I listed the Bulldog Pleco.

    -Robert P. Lewis
    Last edited by MichiganMan; 07-09-2012 at 01:27 AM.
    6x2x2 180 gallon stocking plan: 4 African Butterfly Cichlid, 6 Albino Cory, 24 Black Phantom Tetra,
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    Why wasn't this post just added to the other thread so the same conversation could be continued in the same place?

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    The other thread topic concerned Black Phantom Tetra, and since there are no Black Phantom Tetra on the list I thought it was a "different discussion." I would hate to hijack my own thread about Black Phantom Tetra with an off topic discussion.

    -Robert P. Lewis
    6x2x2 180 gallon stocking plan: 4 African Butterfly Cichlid, 6 Albino Cory, 24 Black Phantom Tetra,
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    Any cories will be fine together, they may not school but they aren't territorial.

    Never had the rest. :)
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    @ Azurescriber - Thanks for the input. I was excited to read that different species of Cory would school together. Then I was disappointed to hear that different species of Cory only school together in the wild. However, I find the Albino Cory, and the Sterbai Cory to be very appealing to the eye. Therefore, if they do not school together in my aquarium they will still look nice.

    -Robert P. Lewis
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    I am just unsure why you want 3 bottom dweller species..

    They should be compatible together. But not too sure with other fish you might want to stock with.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

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    @Paul - its a 180G, he can manage 3 bottom dwelling species
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    I know that scotti. I guess i'm just a fan of just having one or two schools for each region of the tank.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

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    So in a 6 foot tank you'd have 6 species? abit conservative IMO
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Just saying Bulldog Pleco's need a group of 3 or more preferably 6. Their scientific name is parotocinclus jumbo if you want to look more up on them.
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