55 gallon stocking options
Hello! This is my first actual post here. I'm usually over on bettafish but I figured this might be a question better asked here. I'm getting a 55 gallon fish tank on Saturday. It'll have everything with it; lights, filter, heater, gravel, plants (probably plastic), decorations, and a big wooden stand, for FREE. A friend is moving and can't take it with them. At the moment it has 4 goldfish in it. I'm hoping I can find homes for them on craigslist (posted for free to good home), unless anyone on here by/in Rapid City SD would like them. Due to the fact I'm in a rental and my landlord pays water I guess I would like to keep the stocking on the light side to ease the water changes a bit. I have very hard water and would consider myself a novice when it comes to fish stuff. I'm no expert but I've been around the block a few times lol. I'm not opposed to aggressive fish but I guess I would like a few schools of smaller fish more than one or two larger style fishies. Any suggestions?
Harlequin Rasbora's, rummy nose tetra's, dwarf gourami's, Endlers, guppies, platy's, or mollies. These fish do really well with others of the same.
Thanks! Olympia mentioned a hand full of Cichlids. Which I guess I do kinda like the sound of. Maybe only like 4-5, would that be alright?
Depends what kind. Choices include Africa- Malawi, Victoria, and Tanganyika, all these are kept separate as far as I know.
You can also look at South American or Central American cichlids, which (to me) seem easier and better suited for a beginner. However I do remember you saying your water is hard (?) so that could be an issue.
yeah my water is pretty hard. Could I do a school of corys? I seem to be liking those guys recently
With hard water you would probably wanna do African Cichlids. SA/CA Cichlids Like soft water. but iKnow some things will lower your water PH like driftwood.... check out the 55 gallon cookie cutter off the cichlidforum:
Cookie Cutter - 55-gallons
sorry some CA/SA cichlids will take hard water. Look at there profiles page to see what will fit your water
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