55 gallon African River Tank

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Hey all, so I wanted to make sure my stocking for my 55 gallon would be ok. It will be having a sunsun 303 canister on it.

1 - Pantodon buchholzi (African Butterfly Fish)
1- Synodontis Eupterus (Featherfin Squeaker)
1 - Ctenopoma acutirostre (Leopard Bush Fish)
1 - Hemichromis (Jewel Cichlid)
10 - Congo Tetras (not 100% sold on these if other recommendations for a schooling fish are out there)

I'm also trying to figure out how best to set up the tank (Driftwood, Rocks, Plants, Etc). Thoughts?
 

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I'd go with a smaller syno - this species has the potential to get longer than the tank is wide (up to 12", not including tail).

Since you're not sold on the congos, what about a group of S. nigriventris? They're a syno, but they stay smaller and they'll swim happily in a group.

Be sure to have a good lid on the tank with the ABF - mine jumped through and bent back the plastic strip on the glass lid. He'd do best with live and frozen foods, too. Small crickets were a favorite with mine.
 
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TexasDomer said:
I'd go with a smaller syno - this species has the potential to get longer than the tank is wide (up to 12", not including tail).

Since you're not sold on the congos, what about a group of S. nigriventris? They're a syno, but they stay smaller and they'll swim happily in a group.

Be sure to have a good lid on the tank with the ABF - mine jumped through and bent back the plastic strip on the glass lid. He'd do best with live and frozen foods, too. Small crickets were a favorite with mine.
As much as I love catfish, for some reason I'm not a big fan of the upside down ones. They just look weird to me. But, if I did, would there be a way to do those as the schooling fish and say a S. multipunctatus work in lieu of the eupterus? aka, Cuckoo Squeaker instead of Featherfin Squeaker
 

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I would think that'd be fine, though you wouldn't have a lot of overlap for temperature.
 
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