Thanks for all the help so far!
I am the new fish keeper of the elementary school tank - I have finished cleaning the inside gravel/heavy algae and outside lime/mineral with the razor, done the recommended filter change for the Pro II canister filter.
I found great homes with over 100 gallons for the large red hook, spotted silver dollar, kissing fish and jack dempsey (had it right).
I left the gold gourami in the tank by itself and am thinking of adding new fish.
It's a male gold gourami - adult and from what I read they only live 3 or so years... (IS this true?)
I was going to get a female gold, but this one is most likely 2 already... ?? should I get a mate or not?
are they a fish that needs to have a tank mate?
My ph is a 6 currently, no ammonia and I am working on the nitrates
and I am going to slowly bring ph up to a 6.5 ph and proper water condition with recommended stuff from Tropical Isle.
These are some of my favorite fish:
angel fish (pair) (will they do alright in a 55?) it's 21' tall.
blue neon tetra
neon tetra or cardinal tetra
blue or gold rams 1 male 2 female
clown loach group
ADVICE ON WHAT TO PUT TOGETHER IN OUR TANK?
FEEL FREE TO ADD FISH THAT WOULD WORK WITH ONE OR SOME FROM MY LIST
What can I safely have in the 55g tank from my list ? recommended numbers welcome. (most school)
** I know rams/angels may not get along unless I have enough hiding spaces for the rams
I WILL NOT ADD ALL THE FISH AT ONE TIME.
which would be best to add 1st, 2nd, etc... ??
the gravel I have is a pea stone - will the loaches be ok with this?
I could add a area of "sandy" for them. not the whole tank, but area specially for them??
Thanks for reading all of this and in advance for any opinions/suggestions!!