Stocking Of A 55 Gallon American Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by SpaghettiFork, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. SpaghettiForkNew MemberMember

    Hello, I am new to this forum and am coming with a question. I am currently setting up a 55 gallon tank and am looking forward to stocking it with fish in the coming weeks. It is set up with a cleaned play sand substrate and will decorate it with two large pieces of mopani wood along with several small terra cotta pots. My question is whether or not my current idea for stocking is acceptable

    4 Firemouth Cichlids
    6 Redeye Tetras
    2 Bolivian Rams
    1 Clown Pleco

    Would this be alright in my setup? I could see having so many Firemouths being an issue, as they could become aggressive with each other and the other fish. Any input would be greatly appreciated
  2. WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    The fire mouth cichlids will get aggressive when breeding so you should only get one.
  3. SpaghettiForkNew MemberMember

    I'm pretty interested in breeding the cichlids :/ Is there any way that I would be able to do this?
  4. WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    You could do just a breeding pair and nothing else.
  5. SpaghettiForkNew MemberMember

    Hmmm okay. Just out of curiosity, how large of an aquarium would I need t0 stock all these fish?
  6. WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    Not sure, probably a big one.
  7. SpaghettiForkNew MemberMember

    Okay thank you very much for your input. I'll look into some more ideas

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