Heres what I have. I have a 125g, 55g, and a 48g set up. I should be getting an order in today or tomorrow with 5 assassin snail, some mts, 7 Cory and 7 bristle nose pleco. Trying to find where to place them happily.
The 125 is a cichlid tank with 1 CAE and 4 assorted cat (3 mult and 1 lace) as well as the cichlid (around 20 at 2-3")
The 55 is a community that is (by this forums standards) overstocked slightly. I keep up with water changes weekly as well as run extra filtration. It has 1 bristle nose, 1 sae, 2 albino, and 2 peppered Cory now. As well as loach and other assorted community fish my wife has chosen.
The 48 is a SA cichlid tank. Has 1 CAE that is about 2" now. Along with the 5 cichlid that are in it.
My thoughts (after drip acclimating for water conditions) are:
For the 125
Add 4 pleco
For the 55
Add 4 Cory
For the 48
Add 1 pleco
Send to my grandmas 55 (she has a common pleco, 1 emerald and 1 bronze Cory if I remember right)
I tossed at least 6 BN into my 125 when I set it up, haven't had any issues among them. Regardless of which tanks you put them in, make sure there's sufficient cover for all of them. Each one should have his/her own "cave" or similar sheltered spot, even if they aren't mature enough to be territorial they don't particularly like to share too closely.
Cichlids are iffy tankmates; some will ignore BN, others will kill them.
^ Please click on the eggs/dragons, thanx.
Overloaded with BN pleco's and endler's, PM for details if you want some shipped.