55 Gallon Stock Compatibility?

Frobins

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Hey all, so I recently set up my 55 gallon planted (El and ferts) and was looking into different stocking options. I have boiled it down to a couple different options my main one, being congo tetras and some sort of rainbowfish (I absolutely love the way the two fish look). I wanted to put the following in the tank,
6x BoesemanI Rainbows
8x Congo Tetras
10x KuhlI Loaches or some kind of Bottom feeder
How does it look? Are these the best rainbows for my situation? It is a standard 55 gallon tank. Thanks!
 

fishpersonallday

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It's perfect then.
KuhllI loaches sometimes crowd the bottom but if you really love them, go for it!!!
Also keep in mind corydoras and all the types, I just think they are so cute!

Hope your tank will go amazing!
 
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fishpersonallday said:
It's perfect then.
KuhllI loaches sometimes crowd the bottom but if you really love them, go for it!!!
Also keep in mind corydoras and all the types, I just think they are so cute!

Hope your tank will go amazing!
I am actually thinking I might go for corys, any breeds you have in mind that would work well? I would like something active. Also, what size school should I get for a 55 gallon? Thanks!
 

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I've got 5x different breeds of cory's in my 120 gallon atm - 7 of them in total. Have heard it said they don't seem to school together and evidence bears that out as I see my two albinos and two bronze hanging out together. Have 2x pandas in my Q tank soon to join the one up top for a total of 9 in a couple weeks. These guys are great and all are active. They don't seem a bit disturbed by much larger tankmates, even my 2 marble angels and BerdmorI loach. My tank is ecocomplete substrate but bisected by a sand river mostly clear of plants/decor and they range everywhere but see them a lot rooting in the sand a lot so recommend at least including a partial area of sand.
 

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Frobins said:
I am actually thinking I might go for corys, any breeds you have in mind that would work well? I would like something active. Also, what size school should I get for a 55 gallon? Thanks!
My favorite kinds are panda, albino, or emerald. I've never mixed typed in a tank before. Since they are small I'd say at least 8.
 

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altwitch said:
I've got 5x different breeds of cory's in my 120 gallon atm - 7 of them in total. Have heard it said they don't seem to school together and evidence bears that out as I see my two albinos and two bronze hanging out together. Have 2x pandas in my Q tank soon to join the one up top for a total of 9 in a couple weeks. These guys are great and all are active. They don't seem a bit disturbed by much larger tankmates, even my 2 marble angels and BerdmorI loach. My tank is ecocomplete substrate but bisected by a sand river mostly clear of plants/decor and they range everywhere but see them a lot rooting in the sand a lot so recommend at least including a partial area of sand.
Yeah I never see them really school together either but I still love them lol.
 

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