Tropical Fish Keeping banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
Just bought a 55 gallon aquarium, and had it set up for about 3 weeks now. Got it fully cycled already using material from my old 10 gallon aquarium. I'm looking for advice on stocking it. Currently, I have: 6 cory cats 2 angelfish 1 red tail shark 1 Rhino pleco Looking to get 2 more angelfish. I have 2 emperor 400s for filtration, and a aerator.
First off... Welcome to the Forum. :razz: You have good and bad news with your current setup. Your filtration is great for your tank size, but your stocking is already over the recommended amount for your size tank. Also the Pleco can grow to over 10 inches, and is not suitable for the tank. You would be much better off with one of the dwarf Pleco species. If you rehomed the pleco, you could go with 2 more Angelfish, and you would be right at capacity for your tank.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
Do you know if the pet store would take him back if I just bought him? The guy there told me he has had his rhino pleco for years, and it never grew over 8 inches. Although, a 10" pleco would be kind of cool too. .:lol:
Each pet store has their own policies about taking fish back. Some do and will give you your money back, and some will only give you store credit, and some will not. I would ask them if they would, that is the only way you will know. A 10 inch Pleco would look COOL!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
GOOD NEWS... found a store to take my Rhino Pleco back. Picked up an Inspector Pleco, and 2 other Angelfish. I'm guessing the Inspector pleco is the same thing as a Snowball Pleco?? About the Red Tailed Shark. . He is a HUGE bully, only if there are other fish in the aquarium that look just like him. I had a black Molly in there, and he chased it 24/7, and ended up having to separate them. Ended up setting up my old 10 gallon tank, and putting my molly in there. He gets a long great with the other fish in my tank. Too cool looking to get rid of! IMO
That's a great fish. They usually don't exceed 4 inches in length and can be some very nice patterns. Hypancistrus inspector is called a Snowball Pleco.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top