Stocking A 55 Gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Daniel Kraus, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Daniel KrausValued MemberMember

    i was looking for ideas on how to stock a 55 gallon tank. I’d like some schools and maybe one or two larger fish. I’m interested in things such as blue eye rainbows, threadfin rainbows, elephant nose fish, eels, hatchet fish, African butterfly fish. And more. Open to any suggestions all the help is appreciated.
  2. HarleeValued MemberMember

    I think a pair of blood parrot cichlids would look nice as a centerpiece fish :)
  3. Daniel KrausValued MemberMember

    Maybe but aren’t they aggressive? Not sure I just know Cichlids have a reputation.
  4. HarleeValued MemberMember

    They are usually pretty peaceful. Here this website tells fish that are compatible with them !
  5. PrincethepurplebettaWell Known MemberMember

    I have a bp. They are VERY agressive. My female has killed every fish i have every tried to put in with her even though its a 90gallon tank. So im stuck with just a bp in a 90. They also live a long time. Mine are 19.
  6. Daniel KrausValued MemberMember

    SOunds like they have a range of personalities
  7. PrincethepurplebettaWell Known MemberMember

    They can be ok with other fish IF you get them at a young age. You want to make sure the other fish will live longer than the bp the or you have an issue like i do lol.

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