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    This is my first larger tank, it is a 55 gallon tank and this is my current idea

    5x Upsidedown Catfish
    6x Ruby Barbs
    Pair of Pearl Gouramis
    Pair of German Blue Rams
    Pair of Gold Rams
    Pair of Kribensis
    1 Red Tail Shark
    1 Chinese Algae Eater
    1 Mystery Snail
    Breeding Colony of Cherry Shrimp
    The tank will be heavily planted and have lots of hiding spots. This is my first larger aquarium and my first semi-aggressive aquarium any advice would be welcomed! Thank you in advance.

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    I don't think you will be able to have shrimp with those fish. Also, the red tail shark needs a much larger tank
    . Others who have more knowledge of Rams and Kribs will be able to offer more info.

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    Thats a pretty full tank :) but at least you are gonna supply a food source for the cichlids = cherry shrimp :)
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by PandoraTheCat View Post
    This is my first larger tank, it is a 55 gallon tank and this is my current idea

    5x Upsidedown Catfish
    6x Ruby Barbs
    Pair of Pearl Gouramis
    Pair of German Blue Rams
    Pair of Gold Rams
    Pair of Kribensis
    1 Red Tail Shark
    1 Chinese Algae Eater
    1 Mystery Snail
    Breeding Colony of Cherry Shrimp
    The tank will be heavily planted and have lots of hiding spots. This is my first larger aquarium and my first semi-aggressive aquarium any advice would be welcomed! Thank you in advance.

    Hi and welcome,

    I love up side down Synodonits nigriventris. Use to keep a group many years ago with my fire mouths. They were a really nice fish and easy to care for.
    As for a heavily/moderatly planted tank I would tend to shy away from them and opt more for a wooded tank with ferns moss's anubis ect. I found them to really be good at up rooting plants in there hurry for food and playing.

    As for the Cichlid list personally I would choose one type and leave it at that. The tank IMO IME is bit to small for that many types of pairs. It would lead to some very seriouse territory issues.
    A RTS with this mix of Cichlids would also be a bit of a no no. Mine use to be semi okay with the fire mouths but from time to time the RTS would get territorial over his logs vs the fir mouths. But the tank was large enough to help stop that issue.
    A Bristle Nose will be a much better choice than the good of CAE. Plus the CAE can be good at some times sucking onto other fish.

    As for shrimp I have no experience at all. But from what I have seen with my rams and many other types of cichlids I have kept snails get absolutely minced.
    Would not put it past them to also have a go at the ship for food.


    For me a stocking for a 55g well planted would be.

    7-9 Ruby Barbs.
    1 Bristle Nose.
    1 RTS
    5-6 yoyo loaches.

    I would say cory's but personally not wth a RTS.
    The other option is drop the RTS and do a ram pair, provided the tank is set up for them.
    Caves and plenty of shelter and sight barriers.

    mac

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    Welcome to the AC.

    I have combined the responses you have been given into a single thread, as starting 4 different threads on the exact same subject will only cause confusion.
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    I agree with Mac if there paired cichlids I would go with one pair or two max! With focusing on enough driftwood and other decor to allow for territory boundaries. I would'nt do the kribs and rams. Rather the GBR and gold rams. They are the same fish after all.

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