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post #1 of 18 Old 08-29-2007, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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stocking list for new 55 gallon tank

is this list ok for a 55 gallon tank?

8 Red Eye Tetras
8 Tiger Barbs
12 Neon Tetras
4 Pea Puffers
3 Cleaning Fish (not sure which)
and 1 larger fish that would go with these

what kind of cleaning fish and larger fish would go ok with this list?

thanks.
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-29-2007, 09:47 PM
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Re: stocking list for new 55 gallon tank

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is this list ok for a 55 gallon tank?

8 Red Eye Tetras
8 Tiger Barbs
12 Neon Tetras
4 Pea Puffers
3 Cleaning Fish (not sure which)
and 1 larger fish that would go with these

what kind of cleaning fish and larger fish would go ok with this list?

thanks.
Puffer species are notoriously nippy. Never mix them with other species. Unless you want to widen your choices of fish, the red-eye tetras and tiger barbs will likely nip their tankmates and bully smaller tankmates such as the neons.

What "cleaning fish" do you have in mind? Be careful with what you choose. Common plecos and Chinese Algae Eaters are something you will not want in your tank. The common plecs will outgrow the 55g while the CAEs will eventually harass their tankmates as they reach maturity.

Ancistrus, corydoras and otos are my suggestions.

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is this list ok for a 55 gallon tank?

8 Red Eye Tetras
8 Tiger Barbs
12 Neon Tetras
4 Pea Puffers
3 Cleaning Fish (not sure which)
and 1 larger fish that would go with these

what kind of cleaning fish and larger fish would go ok with this list?

thanks.
Puffer species are notoriously nippy. Never mix them with other species. Unless you want to widen your choices of fish, the red-eye tetras and tiger barbs will likely nip their tankmates and bully smaller tankmates such as the neons.

What "cleaning fish" do you have in mind? Be careful with what you choose. Common plecos and Chinese Algae Eaters are something you will not want in your tank. The common plecs will outgrow the 55g while the CAEs will eventually harass their tankmates as they reach maturity.

Ancistrus, corydoras and otos are my suggestions.
Should I just go with 10 tiger barbs, 10 red eye tetras, and 4 ottos??
in this situation will the barbs and tetras school together and leave each other alone?

Im also still looking for 1-3 larger fish that will fit in with the new list. Thanks again.
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The barbs and tetras should leave each other alone. Unless you have enough algae supply, otos are not exactly the best ones you should get and are sensitive to water conditions. Should have added this earlier. Any small plecs such as ancistrus aren't bad.:)

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post #5 of 18 Old 08-29-2007, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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lol lupin stop avoiding my final question, please throw in 2-3 more fish to make it a tad bit more interesting but compatible, unless u think this is more then enough. Thanks though on all the info so far going with the updated list so far of 10-14 tiger barbs, 10-14 red eye tetras, 4-5 small plecs, and 1 more group would seem to complete my mini-dream aquarium. thanks thank thanks.
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lol lupin stop avoiding my final question, please throw in 2-3 more fish to make it a tad bit more interesting but compatible, unless u think this is more then enough. Thanks though on all the info so far going with the updated list so far of 10-14 tiger barbs, 10-14 red eye tetras, 4-5 small plecs, and 1 more group would seem to complete my mini-dream aquarium. thanks thank thanks.
What question? Thought I had given everything.

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post #7 of 18 Old 08-30-2007, 11:00 AM
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Lupin, he wants a larger fish to add in:P umm im not sure myself, with tigerbarbs in there u have to bge careful because male tiger barbs are nutorious for nipping and being extra aggressive... umm... some type of gourami or shark maybe but as said i dont know...

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post #8 of 18 Old 08-30-2007, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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lol thanks for the try murph but I guess after all the nipping I hear they can do to larger fish ive decided just to do the different schools of tiger barbs, red eye tetras, and corydoras. but if someone finds something larger that fits perfect give me a yell :p
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post #9 of 18 Old 09-05-2007, 08:38 PM
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Red Tailed Black Shark. Give him a place to hide and He ought to be able to hold his own with the tiger barbs. He'll get about 6" long too.

You could skip the Cories and go with a shoal of medium sized loaches - Angelicus (B. kubotai), yoyo, queen (B. Dario), or Checkerboard Sand Loach - get at least 3, preferably 5.

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post #10 of 18 Old 09-05-2007, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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yah going to add a red tailed black shark next week with 2 more tiger barbs, after that 6 panda cories and im done
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