55 gallon tank ideas
I have a 55 gallon tank that has completed its cycle. I have 6 cory cats and 6 cherry barbs. I am going for quantity and variety. How many fish could I keep? What should I get? I have so many ideas I can't decide on anything so as many ideas as I can get would be greatly appreciated. I would like to get more corys but I don't want to limit myself to only a few species. My wife wants pretty fish whatever that means. I was also thinking about some kind of dwarf pleco. Is one enough or do I need more.
nope a single pleco in the tank will be ok. there are several types of pleco the smallers ones are a tad expensive but the normal ones are like the brislenose which get up to 4 inches are cheaper, but keep in mind if it's a planted he'll need to go in after the plants are established in the tank. he like a little plant food if underfed and no one knows how many times they are fed in a lfs or are they getting enough to eat.so it will be a safe bet
what other small algae eaters would work?
My original plan for the tank was as follows:
10 cory cats
10 cardinal tetras
6 cherry barbs
3 swordtails- 1 male 2 female
2 dwarf gouramis
6 zebra danios
1 dwarf pleco
Is this too much? It does not quite cover the 1 inch per gallon rule but the fish are on different levels of the tank. Maybe this can give people an idea of the route I want to go. I am interested in tiger barbs also but I am worried about aggression.
ottos... can't have too any of these little guys. they don't eat plants strickly algae eater, though they don't eat all the diff types of algae they do a great job and is a welcome sight in most planted aquarium
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