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Old 11-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm currently cycling my new 60g and looking to begin stocking. Going for a nice peaceful community. Based upon what I know is readily available locally:

(12) cardinal tetras
(6) cory cats
(6) zebra danio (currently in tank)
(4) praecox rainbow
(1) pleco
(4) shrimp of some sort

My question is; is this enough or is there room for more? Is there possibly a centerpiece fish that's timid enough to work with the others? Opinions!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not sure that they would work as a centerpiece, and you do need a few of them to keep them happy, but Glass Catfish are fascinating. I think the rainbow fish is a pretty good centerpiece fish though, and if you want to see if your tank is overstocked or not, I fount this website on another post in this forum and it has been extremely helpful to me.

http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.p...engthUnit=inch
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Yea I've been using that site for awhile it's extremely helpful! I'm at like 110% filter efficiency and 89% stocked. I imagine that leaves room for a single centerpiece possibly? But I do agree full grown rainbows may suffice.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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Theres plenty room for more fish. I don't use those stocking calculators. They aren't always accurate. The fish listed are pretty small, other than the pleco. If it were me, I would add a pair of dwarf cichlids of some kind. Rams, kribensis, apistogrammas.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ZebraDanio12 View Post
Theres plenty room for more fish. I don't use those stocking calculators. They aren't always accurate. The fish listed are pretty small, other than the pleco. If it were me, I would add a pair of dwarf cichlids of some kind. Rams, kribensis, apistogrammas.
The aforementioned chiclids wouldn't be too aggressive in a community of small fish?
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:27 AM   #6
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Then Rams wouldn't be. As long as they had a spot to call thier own, you would be ok. My suggestion would possibly be an Angelfish or 2. Mine are awesome in my 55 with my silver dollars and pleco
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No! Not at all. Normally they are only aggressive towards their own kind. The only time they would be aggressive is during breeding, and even then, it's really nothing.
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