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post #11 of 15 Old 03-27-2007, 06:32 PM
gbr will be at bottom and guorami will be at top
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-27-2007, 06:38 PM
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That is going to be too many fish.
you sure? the corys, kuhlis and pleco will stay at the bottom while the schooling fish (danios and barbs) will be all over, killi's at top and GBR's and Gourami's hanging out in where they like...

if I take out the killifish would it still be too much?
its not always about space, though clearly this is a huge factor but you also have to consider the amount of waste that is going to produced. too many fish, whether they have space to swim or not will make the tank dirty very quickly. you will have to do partial water changes very often or it will lead to bad water conditions (spikes in amonia etc)
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That is going to be too many fish.
you sure? the corys, kuhlis and pleco will stay at the bottom while the schooling fish (danios and barbs) will be all over, killi's at top and GBR's and Gourami's hanging out in where they like...

if I take out the killifish would it still be too much?
Sorry, should have clarified. Kinda stuck at work. ;)
juliewiegand is correct, the number of fish you have is going to produce a lot of waste for a 55 gallon tank. If you have a larger filter you can pack more fish in, but this will affect the Gouramis which prefer less water interferance, particularly for nesting since they create bubbles on the surface to put their eggs into.

I would actually recommend removing the barbs. They tend to be more aggressive.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-27-2007, 06:48 PM
discus like very still water with minimal turbulence, another factor to understand.
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-09-2007, 11:41 PM
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if you want plecos you may well wanna try rubber lip plecos which only get about 5 inches.
others include the regular common pleco averaging in at about two feet.
and the albino chocolate pleco at about 18 inches.

for my part, i dont typically recommend plecos. they get big...and so ive heard as they get bigger they get lazier. also, they will feed on things more important to their taste buds then algae. like if you have driftwood in your tank or food on the bottom from other fish.

im not sure how these work with the aggression levels of your fishes but otocinclus are amazing algae eaters, even though they only get 1.5 inches or so. they actually prefer feeding on algae most of the time and will even feed on plant leaves.

if i had the tank setup id also love to stick a peacock eel in there. they get about a foot and are beautifully colored. They bury in the gravel which mixes it up and kinda pushes debris out to get sucked up by the filtration which is a nice addition to clean up crew.
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