Hello! 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 Zebra Danio
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!!