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Stocking advice for a 125 with archer fish! Overstocked? Bottom dwellers?


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Hello! I recently acquired 5 clouded archerfish! My tank is the standard 125 gallon tank dimensions of 72x18 and I was wondering what bottom dwellers I could keep safely with these guys since they get 6-8 inches and have huge mouths. Cory himself said on stream recently that they go after and eat tetras, so would loaches and cories also be out of the question? What alternatives would be safer? I also would like to know if you guys think the stocking plan on a tank like this (below) is too much. I know aqadvisor isn't accurate but i often use it to get a ballpark estimate and they don't have clouded archers in their library of fish, and I assume banded archers aren't a good replacement. Thanks for any help you guys can offer me!

I currently have 6 denison barbs and 6 boesmani rainbows

But by the end I would like to have:

8 denison barbs

6 boesmani rainbows

the 5 archers

+bottom dwellers (hopefully?)

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On 7/22/2021 at 10:03 AM, Colu said:

  zebra loach  would a good choice they do like to keeped in groups of six or more maximum size is 4in


Aren’t those the ones that are aggressive to other fish? Or am I thinking skunk loaches?

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