10-21-2011, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikiel1984
I just upgraded to my first 55 gallon tank and I currently have several fish but feel like the tank looks kind of empty and boring. Here is a list of what I have.
2 Marbled Angels (non-mating)
3 Dwarf Gouramis
3 False Rummy Nose Tetras
3 Harlequin Rasboras
3 Emerald Cory Catfish
4 Golden Mystery Snails
4 Glass Catfish
I would like to improve the tank by adding more fish. What would you recommend and what new fish could I add to improve the look of my tank while not overcrowding it?
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Well lets see Gouramis and Angelfish shouldn't be keep together (still not sure about that maybe aggression reason. Just know they shouldn't be together.) Also if the Angels are not mated then they should be kept in a group of atleast 5. Though I don't know along they have been this way and it may be impossible to add more to this pair now.
False Rummy Nose Tetras should be in a group of atleast 6 but preferably more. The same goes for the Harlequin Rasboras.
Cory cats are highly social fish and need to be in groups larger then 3. 6 is a must with them but once again more is better.
I would suggest reading the profiles of these fish in the tropical fish profiles. There is a profile on each of those fish you have.
With that said I would up the numbers on these groups (with exception of the angels). Also might consider choicing between the Gouramis and the angles. Now I don't know if you will be overstocked if you up the numbers or not. I just know that these fish need to be in larger groups.