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stocking for a 55 gallon
does anyone have any good ideas on what fish i should put in it
First, what are your water parameters? Some fish have preferences, sometimes these are very important, sometimes less so. Selecting fish with similar needs will help avoid problems and poor health.
Second, what sort of aquascape do you have, or do you want? Plants? Wood? Rock? Small fish? Medium fish?
Third, browse through the fish profiles (second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top) and see what you like. Water parameters, comments on compatibility, special issues, numbers needed, etc are there for each species.
The possibilities for a 55g, which is a decent sized tank, are many and varied.
i was think a densly planted tank just got it fully set up last week with a filter running. i took my water sample to my lfs and they said you can begin adding fish but i dont know what. i want a brightly colored group of fish.
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You'll need to cycle the tank first. Since the tank was just set up your water tests will show 0 for ammonia and nitrite so of course the LFS will say your ready for fish. Like Byron said, find out what your Ph and hardness are. I think the Boesemani would look stunning in a planted tank (given you don't have extremely soft water). They do best in basic, moderately hard water.
it is not hard water the temperature is 79
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