12-01-2011, 01:19 PM
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Setting up a new 55. Stocking suggestions?
So, basically, my mom's friend has a common pleco in a 20 gallon tank right now. She's had him for about 7 years and he is way too big for the tank. She feels bad and wants me to take him. So, she's getting me a 55 gallon for him. This is extremely nice I must say, and I'm glad she cares about this fish enough to do something about it. My dad is just about done building me a stand and I'm getting the tank saturday. Once it is cycled, I'm taking the pleco.
Eventually, I would like to get more fish. I know plecos have big bioloads. This guy has also eaten small fish she's tried to add with him. I think part of it is the small space he has. But, to be safe, I want something a bit bigger. I was thinking scalare angels. Could I fit 4-5 in with him? What would be my water change with that? I'm getting a 60 gallon filter, and eventually will probably get a second one.
Any other suggestions? I want to plant it eventually.