55 gallon tank suggestions - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 10-27-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
New Member
55 gallon tank suggestions

hey i've got a 55 gallon set up and ready to stock. I'm gonna put a pair of firemouths in it for now. i was hoping i could put rasie another bigger more aggressive cichlid in it too. (i would move the firemouth's out later, so just pretend they're not even there) i was thinking of getting a couple of juvi's of deifferent kinds of SA cichlids and keeping them till they were around 4in and then getting rid of all but my favorite. is this a good idea?

If not, thats ok too. But i would really love any suggestions on large and aggressive SA or CA cichlids to put in there.

PS- i've already kept oscars and i would like to try something new.
RLHam3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 10-28-2008, 05:04 PM
New Member
xDoctor Bob's Avatar
Well.... I guess you can rid of those you don't favor.

A jack dempsey could work.

My Magicaly Harmonous Tank
1- Red Tail Shark
2- Dwarf Gouramis
6- Tiger Barbs
xDoctor Bob is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 10-29-2008, 02:01 AM
jeaninel's Avatar
How about a green terror?

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
jeaninel is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 10-29-2008, 01:58 PM
iamntbatman's Avatar
Jack Dempsey, green terror, blue acara, convicts, salvini cichlids would work. Severums could also work. Geophagus would work, but aren't at all aggressive (except to each other).

Any of the larger, more aggressive American cichlids would get too large for a 55g (i.e. oscars, Jaguars, red devils, wolf cichlids, etc.)

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestions for 300 gallon tank? Castro235 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 20 04-14-2010 05:53 AM
Need suggestions for 10 gallon tank shink Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 04-09-2010 10:11 AM
5 gallon betta tank suggestions yippee Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 09-19-2008 11:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome