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post #1 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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55 gallon community tank

Already in cycling process for about another week or so stock list so far is 2 angelfish 4 regular silver dollars not red hooks 1 rainbow shark 3 pictus cats 1 bristlenose pleco 6 scissortail rasbora does this sound like a good stock list
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Actually thinking about dropping pictus cats and the rainbow shark and going for 4 yoyo loaches as bottom dwellers and the bristlenose 4 silver dollars and if possible would like 4 angelfish but could settle for 2 and also the 6 scissortail rasbora
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I guess no one has any suggestions
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Sounds like you want a very active community tank. I would go with the 4 Angels, 6 Scissortail rasbosa, 1-2 Bristlenose Plecos, and drop the Silver dollars because they will get to big for a 55 gallon. Instead of the silver dollars, you could do 4-6 Rainbowfish.

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 07:34 PM
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I agree with increasing the angels, they are a shoaling fish, and in a 55g a group of 5 is ideal. No SD's, and rainbows are too lively for the sedate angels. Plants would be suitable, angels live among branches and feel more relaxed in such a setting, and plants can serve that purpose.

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post #6 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Okay could i drop silver dollars and get a blood red parrot fish with this set up and possibly a Rainbow shark if i drop silver dollars or not get shark and get some more kind of rasbora
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 09:30 PM
I see no problem with the rainbows... my paired angels spawned 3 times in a community 55 gallon with about 10 boesemani rainbows. Neither species ever seemed to bother the other. I would strongly suggest against the sliver dollars, from what I have seen they are super skittish fish.

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-08-2011, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to drop silver dollars how about this for a new stock list 1 blood red parrotfish 5 or 6 angelfish 1 bristlenose pleco 4 yoyo loaches and the 6 scissortail rasboras
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-11-2011, 06:30 AM
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I recently adopted a blood parrot fish, he is massive. He came with a 46 gallon bow front. One blood parrot should be fine in a 55 gallon tank, but I think it might be a little crowded with an additional 5-6 angelfish, as well as all those other fish.

~46g with angel fish, bn pleco, cherry barbs, lemon tetras, rainbowfish
~37g with guppies, otos, swordtails
~29g with platies, CPD's, female bettas, bn pleco, apple snails
~20long with 24k and silver mollies, glass catfish, apple snails
~14g with opaline gourami
~10g with male betta
~pond with adult and juvenile goldfish, and several frogs
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-14-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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well i was thinking of this stock list and as soon as angels get bigger and pair will be taking other 3 out and as of right now have 6 scissortail rasbora 4 babie angels 1 pearl gourami was thinking ofadding a Red tail black shark and 7 gold barbs to how does this stock list sound
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