Am i fully stocked or over stocked? 55 Gallon Tank

  1. raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79 Well Known Member Member

    i have a 55 gallon tank, 16 mbuna cichlids, 1 bristlenose pleco and 1 SA bumblebee catfish that I'm trying to rehome, because he is not compatible with his tankmates, it just has been really hard to take him out of the tank. What do you guys think am i fully stocked or over stocked, or can i squeeze in anything else?
  2. stalefish83

    stalefish83 Valued Member Member

    I'd say you are fully stocked now. Depending on the size of the mbuna's you may be overstocked. If you've got all mbuna's that stay at or under 5" I think you are good, but I wouldn't add more.

    EDIT: Is your 55g 48" long? If it's a smaller footprint (higher tank) then you are likely overstocked
  3. OP

    raptorsvt79 Well Known Member Member

    yeah its a long aquarium, all my cichlids are still pretty young. i have 4 red zebras, 4 cobalt zebras, 6 yellow labs and two other ones which i'm not totally sure what they area...maybe a kenyi, but it is about an inch long.