Originally Posted by Brandmaner
Hello again. My friend doesn't have interent so I am posting this on his behalf. He just bought a 55G tank and want to keep this stock... is it possible.
4 Angel Fish
3 Neon Tetras
5 Seprae Tetras
5 Tiger Barbs
2 Blue Groumais (Sorry if I misspelled that.)
I belive that is all for fish wise, I think he said he wanted a few snails and shrimp also though. Get back to me soon so I can let him know if it's a good or bad idea. Thanks!
There are some real problems with this stocking plan.
Tiger Barb and Serpae Tetra are not good community fish. Check out the profiles (click on the shaded fish name), it explains why and what is necessary to keep these two species if he really wants either. But not with angels.
Angels are shoaling fish that should be in groups, and 4-5 in a 55g would be fine. Again, check out the profile on Pterophyllum scalare (this is the "common" angelfish species), it explains the needs for keeping these fish healthy.
Neons need to be in a larger group, minimum six but more when space permits. But not advised with angels as others have also noted. The profile on angels mentions suitable companion fish.
Gourami and angels are not good together; they are too alike temperamentally. Yes, some may say they have them with no problems, fine; but that is today. Things can change when the respective fish's natural instincts take over.
The shrimp will be food for most of these fish.