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Potato head

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Hi, I am getting a new tank, but im not sure what size to get. I want a few large fish eg angelfish, and some bottom feeders eg kuhli loaches. Do you know what tank size would work best for me?. Also please list a few fish for it. Thanks!
 

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Discus-Tang said:
55 gallon tank

1x angelfish
6x kuhli loaches
6x corydoras
That is understocked. And theme will look like desert landscape. Khuli loaches will hide all the time. You will only see one angel fish in 55G.

And Corys always will be in one corner.
 

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I say 55g it's good solid easy to find size.
Angel x 1
Khuli x 6-8

And a group of
Bosemani or Iranian Red Rainbows x 6-8
Or
A more robust tetra like Congos, Columbian, Lemon, etc x 8-10
 

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Potato head said:
Hi, I am getting a new tank, but im not sure what size to get. I want a few large fish eg angelfish, and some bottom feeders eg kuhli loaches. Do you know what tank size would work best for me?. Also please list a few fish for it. Thanks!
You can definitely have 2 pairs of angel fishes in a 55G. Or you can a pair of angel fishes and some other fish too.
 

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RonJ said:
You can definitely have 2 pairs of angel fishes in a 55G. Or you can a pair of angel fishes and some other fish too.
If you do a pair there will be terrorism unto all fish.
 

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I agree with @david1978 I have a 55g and I wish that I got a 75g instead.

In my experience and opinion a 55g is really made for a small community tank. The 75g has better depth. 11.5 inches vs 18” can be the difference between having large Cichilds and small cichilds.

A 75g is easy to change themes or fish. A piece of large driftwood might look tight in a 55g vs a 75g.
 

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Fashooga said:
I agree with @david1978 I have a 55g and I wish that I got a 75g instead.

In my experience and opinion a 55g is really made for a small community tank. The 75g has better depth. 11.5 inches vs 18” can be the difference between having large Cichilds and small cichilds.

A 75g is easy to change themes or fish. A piece of large driftwood might look tight in a 55g vs a 75g.
Depends where you live.

For us 50 is 36"X18"x18" and a 55 is slightly larger length with 100cm X 45 X 45.

We call the tanks 31515, 3152, 322, 415415, 4152, and 422 etc.

31515 = 36"X18"X18" = 50G
3152= 36"X18"X24" = 67.3G
322 = 36"X24"X24" = 89.8(90G)

41515 =48"X18"X18" = 67.3G
4152= 48"X18"X24" = 89.8(90G)
422 = 48"X24"X24" = 119.7(120G)


And even at 36X 18 X 18 we have enough width and breadth to keep all mid sized cichlids.

Discus-Tang said:
If you do a pair there will be terrorism unto all fish.
I keep convict pairs in community tanks.. It is all about picking the right fish.
 
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