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Thread: Friendly fish for a 55gallon
01-05-2013, 03:10 PM #11
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
Maybe you could also talk them into one more HOB - you can pick something up on Amazon for around $30 or less. Better for the fish and less worry about maintenance.
Last edited by fishmommie; 01-05-2013 at 03:13 PM.
01-05-2013, 05:41 PM #12
I would not even attempt 2 angels in a 55 gallon. The only ones that can be together is a mated pair and then you'd have the struggle of constant spawning. But, I also would not keep neon's or cardinals with an angel. Neon's get nervous sharing a tank with a larger, more dominate fish.
Someone mentioned rasbora. That would be a good selection as well as a school of tetra's and even some cherry barbs would work nicely and forget the centerpiece fish. You could up the number of neon's to 30 easily. (Do not confuse cherry barbs with rosy barbs.)
Read up on cycling in my signature. Best to do that first.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 01-05-2013 at 05:43 PM.
01-06-2013, 03:16 AM #13
Why not do an all livebearer tank? They are colorful and hardy. I think they'd be awesome for a daycare.
01-06-2013, 07:35 AM #14
As many posters pointed out, large schools of tetras look good in that size tank.
I've kept alot of them but my favorites are cardinals, emperors, rummy noses and rosy's. Any of them would be great additions to your tank. There are several others to research and find what you might like.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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