55g Community "centerpiece" Fish Help

SunEater

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Hello! I'm rather new to the hobby, and I was wanting to see what everyone thought of the stocking ideas I have and what some suggestions are that people have for a good, fry-eating, centerpiece fish.
My tank has been cycled, has sand and gravel substrate with live plants.

pH: 7.4 (8.2 out of tap)
kH: 53.7 ppm
gH: 107.4 ppm
Temp: 78
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5-10

Current Fish Stock:
5 albino corydoras
5 neon tetras (wanting more)
18 marigold and black molly fry (1.5 cm at biggest, giving most if not all to LFS)

What I want is a peaceful tank with one decent-sized "centerpiece" fish to help control the molly fry population from my mom's tank and that is hopefully pretty personable!

Ideas I've been tossing around are an angelfish (I know they could eat the tetras, but I heard if you get a juvenile and they grow up with the tetras this can be less of an issue?)

A dwarf Gourami.

A black Moor goldfish?
I've heard both this can be an absolute disaster and that it could work out. I love these guys, but I don't want to get it if the tank will be too warm, too much food competition, not enough space, etc. Just want some experienced opinions!
 

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An angelfish would be lovely. But you will hear mixed reviews on them in terms of community/tetra. My angel I've had for quite a while, lives peacefully in a 75 gallon with some tetra and other fish. You could end up with a more aggressive angelfish though. It's a gamble.
 

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I would only keep a goldfish with its own kind. They are very messy fish and goldfish, and a black moor especially, might have issues successfully competing for food with the other, faster fish.
 
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Katie13 said:
What about a couple Bolivian Rams?
I heard they can be a little delicate to water parameters. Or is that the German blue I'm thinking of?

Sonya said:
An angelfish would be lovely. But you will hear mixed reviews on them in terms of community/tetra. My angel I've had for quite a while, lives peacefully in a 75 gallon with some tetra and other fish. You could end up with a more aggressive angelfish though. It's a gamble.
That's what I've heard! Either it really is an angel, or it'll eat all your tetras lol. I may end up trying one since I do like them quite a bit.

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I would only keep a goldfish with its own kind. They are very messy fish and goldfish, and a black moor especially, might have issues successfully competing for food with the other, faster fish.
That's what I figured they're adorable, but it looks like I'll have to wait until I've got a tank just for them.
 

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