Where To Go With Stocking My 55g Next?

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I'm lost as to what to stock my 55g with next....currently I have 7 bloodfin tetra, 6 panda cory, 3 guppy males but might end up with 2 as one looks weak. I grabbed these at petsmart because they looked pretty but once I got them home they were extremely fragile!
So where to now? My water parameters are:
Ph is running around 7.6 to 8
Temp about 75
I have a sunsun 304b and also running the top fin over the back filter that came with my aquarium also.
 

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Do you mind if i can get a picture? A picture helps me get the full scope of the situation.
 

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Is the tank fully cycled?

I'd double the size of the bloodfin tetra school, get some sort of gourami (dwarf, honey, or opaline if you want a bigger one), get some more cories, and leave it at that.
 
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Yes it was fully cycled over a week before I added fish. I have been adding a few fish per week sometimes more. What about the dwarf Bolivian ram cichlids?
 

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Bolivian rams are compatible with your stocking.

I concur with bumping up the # of corydoras. They are a shoaling fish.

We have a dozen peppered, 4 albino and 1 julli corydoras in our 75g community tank, along with 2 peacock eels and around 8 java kuhli loaches. Even though they are all bottom dwellers, they are entertaining to watch.
 
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Can the color of cory be mixed? What does shoaling mean over schooling?

Can I add the rams now or should I finish adding the smaller fish first?
 

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You will get different responses about mixing corydoras. In my experience, they do fine if you mix 2 corydora species.

Schooling fish travel together in a coordinated manner.

Shoaling fish swim together socially, but not necessarily always in the same direction.

There shouldn't be a problem adding Bolivian rams.
 
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