Stock List 55 Gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Draco77, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Draco77New MemberMember

    Was planning on 15 dannios, 20 ember tettras,10 dwarf coryies, 2 cockatoo cichlids, and 5 nitrate snails. Does this sound like a ok stock. My filter is a xp3
     
  2. Samuel97Well Known MemberMember

    I'd say that's pretty spot on but you could go for a larger corydoras species in this size tank. You definitely have space for it and a group of just 10 C. pygmaeus will unfortunately get lost in this tank as its so huge and in such a small group they will often hide. They also use the mid water area far more than the larger corydoras so aren't a true bottom dweller. What temp are you keeping this tank at? as the danios and tetras like cooler water, i'm unsure about the cockatoo, you would probably need a cooler water corydoras species
     
  3. YvesValued MemberMember

    Unless you want white sesame seed eggs all over your tank, skip the Nerite snails.
     
  4. Samuel97Well Known MemberMember

    My nerite snails done leave eggs at all, they rareley lay because they arent in brackish water and corydoras, shrimp and snails all eat them plus many fish.
     
  5. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    What type of danio?
    If it is zebra danios, then they are not temperature compatible with cockatoo cichlids. You could either switch the danios for another type of fish or switch the cockatoo cichlids to bolivian rams.
     
  6. Draco77New MemberMember

    What would be a good surface fish for this tank
     
  7. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Silver Hatchetfish might work better.
     
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Nerite snails will still lay eggs in freshwater, they just seem to do it in spurts. They can't hatch in freshwater is the thing.
     
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