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Methuselah17 09-13-2010 06:09 PM

New time forum user, long time fish lover
Hey my name is Jono. And I've only had a fish tank for about a year. I have a 55 gallon fish tank with around 40 fish or so occupying it. I am looking to add some more fish to it in the coming months. Although my tank is just about full, it just doesn't have the amount of moving around of the fish as I want.

So I had a question, I was looking at getting some killifish, and was wondering if a leopard Ctenopoma or angelfish, or any type of gourami, pose a probable threat to them, as I know they are rather small when purchased?


Romad 09-13-2010 07:35 PM

Hi Jono,

Welcome to the forum.

Can you list the fish you do have currently? That is an awful lot of fish for the size thank that you have.

Methuselah17 09-13-2010 07:53 PM

the fish i have
Hi Romad,
I currently have 5 Rosy barb, 1 Otocinclus, 6 Harlequin rasbora, 8 cherry barbs, 2 Marble Veil angel fish, 1 gold gourami, 1 leopard Ctenopoma, 1 indian dwarf puffer, 2 clown loach, 1 elephant nose, 2 pink kissing gourami, 1 african butterfly fish, 1 silver dollar, 2 mollies, 2 swordtails, 3 platies: mickey mouse and painted, 6 bloodfin tetras, 3 butterfly loaches

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fish joey 09-14-2010 07:08 AM

welcome to the forum... try using the the profiles shown on this site..I'm not clairvoyant but I believe I see more tanks in your future!!

Romad 09-14-2010 09:03 AM

I was curious so based on your fish list, I keyed it into AQadvisor. This is a pretty good "general" guide of what type of fish and how many you should stock in a tank of any size.

Your tank is very very very much overstocked.

Any plans on setting up a larger tank in the future? What does you water test for ammonia, nitrites, nitrAtes, ph?

AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor

willow 09-14-2010 03:36 PM

hello and welcome. :)

Methuselah17 09-14-2010 05:20 PM

Hmmm I didn't know my fish tank was that overstocked. I do plan on setting another one up, I just don't the funding at the current time. As well as I'm going off to college in a less than a year and it doesn't make a ton of sense to spend more money on a whole new aquarium set up.

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