New 55 gallon tank

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I just finished setting up my new 55 gallon tank I received from a friend. It's a moderately planted tank with three pieces of drift wood and two rainbow rocks. While waiting for it to cycle I'm thinking about the fish I want to add. I currently have a 30 gallon tank that has 4 fish in that I will be transferring over when cycled. What I'm considering :

15 espeI rasbora
6 rainbows (3 BoesemanI and 3 turquoise)
Either 6 cories or 5-6 kuhlI loaches
1 pleco (from current aquarium)
1 black and yellow catfish (from current aquarium, about 3 inches long)
1 rainbow shark (from current aquarium)
If I'm able to once the tank is really established, a pair of German blue rams.

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What type of pleco?
Rainbowfish need a group of 6+ of their own species, so 3 of two types wouldn't be good.
Cories also need a group of 6+ of their own species.
And with GBRs, you have to make sure that the type of cory can handle the high temp they need.
High temp cories are: sterbai, adolfoi, duplicareus, aeneus, oiapoquensis and gossei.
And what species is the black and yellow catfish? Could you post a pic?
 
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I'm not sure what kind of pleco I have. I have had it in my 30 gallon aquarium for about 2 and a half years. It's about 4 or 5 inches right now.

OK, thanks for the info on rainbows. The guy at the fish store told me I could do two groups as long as I had six or more.

Maybe I'll go with the loaches instead of the cories then. I'll have to see if I like the ones that prefer warmer water.

Also not sure about the black and yellow catfish. He's also been in the aquarium for about 2 and a half years. I'll try and get a pic but he doesn't come out often during the day.

Thanks for the info!

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This isn't the best picture since he is hiding right now. I can try and get a better one when he comes out

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Here is a better picture of the place. Still unable to get the black and yellow catfish.

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I'm guessing a Hypostomus pleco? They get big, it'll need a bigger tank than you have. Much bigger. hampalong can probably ID it for you.
 
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OK, thanks. Since I have had it for over 2 and a half years and it hasn't gotten any bigger in the past year I figured it would stay this size. Also, since I put my 30 gallon in its temporary spot while the 55 cycles, the pleco hasn't moved. I had to move him in order to get that picture.

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Looks like a gibbiceps. It will grow some more when you upgrade it.
 

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