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55 gallon tank favorites?
Old 02-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
 
55 gallon tank favorites?

What would you put in a 55 gallon tanks?
I have a planted one with a sand substrate, bubble wall, and heater thats been cycling. It's got rock caves and driftwood.
When it's done, what should I put in it? What would you put in it? Do you have any favorites?

So far, I've been thinking some loaches, snails, and a really pretty male betta.

What's your opinions?
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
 
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kissing gouramis, pearl gouramis, and three spotted gouramis. Or you could go cichlids, maybe some firemouths or convicts. Black ghost knifefish are cool, so you might be able to get one. It comes down to preference.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
 
I really like the gourami set up.
And I love BGKs, but how long could it stay in a 55 g?
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
 
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The BGK should be able to stay in there for a while but will eventually have to move, due to it's sheer size.Depending on how big it is when you get it. what are the dimensions of your tank and I can tell you how long the BGK can stay. But go for gouramis, they are amazing fish.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
 
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I would get one larger gourami (like a blue or pearl) and then a few species of schooling fish like rummynose tetra and cardinal tetra with some of the smaller loach species on the substrate. Alternatively one huge school of tetra would look very impressive. Right now I have a 55 gal with goldfish, but they don't do well with plants.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
 
it's 48x12.5x21. The BGK they have at my pet shop is usually 2-3 inches. They sell young ones.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
 
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I would get one larger gourami (like a blue or pearl) and then a few species of schooling fish like rummynose tetra and cardinal tetra with some of the smaller loach species on the substrate. Alternatively one huge school of tetra would look very impressive. Right now I have a 55 gal with goldfish, but they don't do well with plants.

I really like pearl gouramis. Do you know how big they get?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #8
 
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According to our fish profile for pearl gourami (click on the shaded name to see it), they get just around 5 inches and need a 36 in long tank. One would be a perfect addition to a 55 gal community.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #9
 
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According to our fish profile for pearl gourami (click on the shaded name to see it), they get just around 5 inches and need a 36 in long tank. One would be a perfect addition to a 55 gal community.
Cool. Would I need to buy 2? If so, 2 females? Or a pair? I've heard 2 male gouramis will fight.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
 
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To be on the safe side, I would just buy one as a centerpiece fish. Many of the soft-water tetra would made great companions in the tank. Just no angelfish.
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