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  1. #1

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    Default Stocking a 50 or 55 gallon bowfront with cichlids

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    Hey, I need some help stocking my new 50 or 55 gallon bowfront tank. The demensions are 36.2x16.1x21.7 LxWxH
    You can calculate how many gallon the tank is at since i don't know how to calculate the volume of a bowfront tank.
    It's going to be a SA or CA tank with some driftwood and rocks. I want to have a center piece cichlid thats going to get quite large. and fill out with maybe some tetras and corydoras

    I would like something like this

    2-4 cichlids thats larger then angels
    10 corydoras (maybe more)
    10-15 larger tetras
    2 BN plecos

    The cichlids is going to be the centerpiece and the tetras are going to help the cichlids become better parents if they decide to spawn.
    Convicts are a fish i just wont keep ( i love them but they breed to easy and i have to kill the fry since not a single store will take them even for free.)

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    The tank is too small to house that many cichlids larger than angels plus the other fish. I would do the following

    Pair of T-bar cichlids
    10-15 larger tetras
    1 BN pleco

    T-bars will scavenge the bottom, making it unnecessary to have corydoras. T-bar cichlids also breed like convicts but, they actually sell

    Other alternatives to T-bars

    A pair of rainbow cichlids

    A pair of green flier cichlids

    A pair of firemouth cichlids

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