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Old 10-29-2015, 11:02 PM   #1
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I have a fifty gallon that I have been considering stocking with the following fish:

4 Swordtails (1 male, 3 female)
6 Panda Cories
1 Bristlenose Pleco
1 Dwarf Gourami
2 Angelfish

Will these fish be compatible? Is the aquarium overstocked, or is there the potential for a couple more fish?

Appreciate any thoughts or recommendations.
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You have more than enough room. I have a 29g with similar fish + more. Also, they're compatible as well. No aggressors.
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Can dwarf gouramis and Angelfish be together? I've never had that combo but with a 50 gallon... that is plenty of enough room to ease aggression anywho. I think you should be ok mate
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Can dwarf gouramis and Angelfish be together? I've never had that combo but with a 50 gallon... that is plenty of enough room to ease aggression anywho. I think you should be ok mate
I have 4 angels and a pair of pearl gouramis in my tank and they totally ignore each other, I think your fine with that combo
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Some edits to my potential stock plan. Would this work:

4 Swordtails
6 Cories (TBD based on price and availability)
1 Bristlenose Pleco
1 L144 Pleco
1 Dwarf Gourami
6 Black Neon Tetras
6 Rummynose Tetras

Would you add anything else if this was your aquarium? What would you add?
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Looks good to me but you may want to look into a pair of gouramis, I've been told they do better in pairs. To be honest I've never tested this theory by only having one :P You may also want to consider your ratio of live bearers, make sure you have more females then males. I'm assuming you're wanting 2 pairs when you list 4 swordtails but you may want to consider adding a 3rd female bringing the total to 5. I haven't kept live bearers in a long time so maybe someone with more experience will weigh in
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Looks good to me but you may want to look into a pair of gouramis, I've been told they do better in pairs. To be honest I've never tested this theory by only having one :P You may also want to consider your ratio of live bearers, make sure you have more females then males. I'm assuming you're wanting 2 pairs when you list 4 swordtails but you may want to consider adding a 3rd female bringing the total to 5. I haven't kept live bearers in a long time so maybe someone with more experience will weigh in
I would not be opposed to getting a female dwarf gourami, I have just never seen them available, and I hear that the males tend to not get along with each other. As well as gouramis from other species. Would you agree?

As for the swordtails, I currently have 1 male and 2 females + 1 unsexed baby. If the baby turns out to be a male I will be sure to add another female.

Thanks for the input.
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Oh sorry, yes I meant a male and a female. it is unfortunate that a lot of store only tend to carry males of certain species of fish because they are more colourful then the females. However, you could always get a male from one store and a female from another lol.
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Wow this plan is actually pretty darn good lol I might base my stocking plan on it with some tweaks. The only potential issue with your plan is plecos get territorial. I would not place two plecos in a tank together unless it was 150 gallons or more, but that's just me.

Post a picture of your tank once it's fully stocked. I'd love to see it/
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