01-16-2011, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Elliot
Hey there thanks for the heads up, my tank size is 1.2 meter 55 gallon...
I hope its an ok size...
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Eventually I would trade the Frontosa for some supplies, or something smaller. They just get too big. Maybe a pair of them alone would be ok in a 55 gallon tank, but not with all the other inhabitants IMO.
If the "sucker" is a common Plecostamus, (some of which get 3 feet long!), I would trade it for some smaller scavengers too. A grown Plecostamus that is getting enough nutrition will present a HUGE bio-load on a 55 gallon tank. They need to eat vegetable matter (algae wafers) all day long and this will be hard to do and expensive. Green poop will cover the substrate in a week from a full grown, well-fed Plecostamus in a 55 gallon tank. There are certain species that stay small though. I would certainly at least verify what I had.
Everything else would be a good full load depending on how well you keep it cleaned and maintained. Just make sure you have plenty of hiding places as many of these fish are territorial and will fight if they can't find something to call home and keep the neighbors away from their doorstep. It should be a very interesting, healthy community with a little effort.