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Stocking for a 55

  1. Steve106

    Steve106 Valued Member Member

    Hi everyone,

    Im getting a 55 gallon soon and was wondering a tank this size is big enough for a small school of boesemani rainbows?
  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    IME large active fish like that need an 18 inch wide tank to maneuver. An 18 inch tank provides 50% more of a footprint. You might be able to keep a small (4?) school, in a 48x12, but I think the fish need at least a 48x18 for a small school. Bigger for a bigger school.