10-05-2010, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
In looking back over your list, I noticed the Siamese algae eater. This is another fish I would remove. They attain 6 inches and can get territorial, which may cause trouble for your corys. Also, they need a group again, same reasons. [I see we don't have this fish in our profiles, so I will get around to including it.]
So assuming the above, a group of 6 rainbows will work in a 55g (yet another shoaling fish). Requires basic water, will not do well in soft, acidic water, which I mention not knowing your parameters. Yes, these would be nice with what you have (minus the loaches and SAE). A planted tank providing sufficient swimming room (rainbows are active swimmers) would look very lovely, this is a beautiful fish.
I agree w/ Byron on the SAE. While I've never found them aggressive they do enjoy each others company and needs lots of swimming room. They attain 6" very quickly.