Do I have room? 55 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by allaboutfish, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    So i was wondering if i have room for a school of congo tetras in my angel tank? I have to move the congos out of my 120 eventually so they dont get eatin.Its a 55 gallon and my final planned stock is this
    4-angels ( i have 6)
    3-syno petricola
    1-snowball pleco
    1-festivum
    3-male swordtails
    6-female platies
    Lots of plants. I have an aquatech 30-60 and tetra 30-60. I plan on adding an aquaclear 70 too.
     
  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    In my opinion a 55 is a bit small for them. It's only 12 inches wide and that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for them to maneuver. I started mine in a 55 and upgraded to a 75. But, I tend to recommend larger tanks for fish than others.
     
  3. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore VIP Member

    I tend to agree with Jaysee that they prefer a larger tank but IME they would do fine in a 55g. That being said, your tank would be way overstocked with them in it.
     
  4. OP
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    Dang. I was hoping i wouldnt need the other 55, but i guess ill set it up. Without the congos am i ok?
     
  5. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore VIP Member

    You're right on the edge of being overstocked IMO. But it should be fine with good filtration and regular waterchanges.
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member





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