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hatchetfish compatibility... or silver dollars

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I was in an lfs purchasing an angelfish and the silver hatchetfish caught my eye.
I'd like to get some if they are compatible with my other fish.

But I'm also wondering about silver dollars... they're supposed to be in groups of at least 3, right? Will they be ok in a 55 gallon tank?

Here is my current stock in my 55 gallon tank:
angelfish (1)
dwarf gourami (1)
serpae tetra (15)
pearl danio (15)
platy (6)
amano shrimp (3)

I would get one or the other- silver dollars or hatchetfish but not both.
Are they compatible?
Will I be over stocked?

Also wondering about the hatchetfish being able to fly... do they do that often and is it easy for them to fly out of an open-top aquarium with water about an inch below the top?

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I think you were looking maybe at filtration capacity ? Look two lines below that and it'll tell you aquarium stocking level .. Which is 107% . Personally I see nothing wrong with stocking a bit over 100% as long as your fish are compatible .

I'll say though ... Amano shrimp will eventually be eaten by the DG or the angel . Or even the serpae tetra.

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