55 Gallon Stocking Question

  1. fissh

    fissh Well Known Member Member

    Am I overstocked? The tank doesn't look overcrowded too me so I was thinking about adding 2 -6 inch Oscars. What do you Fishloriens think? My current stocking is=
    1 -10 inch pacu
    1 -9 inch arowana
    2- 4 inch blue discus
    1-5 inch yellow lobster
    1 -4.5 inch silver angel
    Do you think I have enough room for the Oscars?

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  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Using AqAdvisor (not the most accurate) to measure your stock.
    You are severely overstocked at 336%.

    5 or more discus must be kept together in a group.
    Adding 2 oscars will put you over 400%.
     
  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Your arowana and pacu need a much bigger tank.

    The discus need to be kept in groups of 6+
     
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    fissh

    fissh Well Known Member Member

    So no Oscars and add discus?
     
  5. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    No, unless you move those fish into a bigger tank, you cannot get anymore fish.
    You still have to move them no matter what.

    I'd suggest around a 400-600 gallon aquarium for the pacu, and arowana.
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd definitely not add anymore fish and as mentioned the pacu and arowana need a much bigger tank.

    I thought you had like 30 tanks though, right? Surely you have a giant tank you can put them in.
     
  7. JoeEse7en

    JoeEse7en Valued Member Member

    I'm still wondering why you would Oscars with any of those fish.
     
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    fissh

    fissh Well Known Member Member

    I have 48 tanks running right now. I do have a confession to make, this is a picture my neighbors tank, I posted it on his behalf. I wanted him to read what you guys think about his tank. I tell him it's a disaster waiting to happen, but he thinks I'm totally wrong!! His fish all get along, so it must be OK. :dead:
     
  9. BettaPonic

    BettaPonic Well Known Member Member

    Agreed, total disaster.
     
  10. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    I can feel something bad going to that tank in the future some day. An arowana and a pacu in a 55 gallon is too small of a tank size.