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Old 03-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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More stocking questions

Sorry for all the questions but I figure it's better to ask than be sorry. So my tanks finally getting set up I have my sand and new filters in and running. I already seeded the filters with a lot if media. So the tank should be cycled in about a week.

This is for the 55 gallon I have had a few threads for I think I have a decent plan right now.

1- Senegal Bichir
1- Firemouth Cichlid
1- Blue Acara

But I'm wondering if I can add either a striped Raphael catfish to the list. Or some type of other medium cichlid. Any ideas or could I even add another fish with these in a 55 gallon.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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I'd say that tank will be well stocked. All 3 will have a large bio load. Adding another cichlid is a no go, the stock may not be RD's and dovii, but a cichlids a cichlid... Aggression in a 4' tank with 4 fish 5-8" will be inevitable.
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Alright so I shouldn't add anything else to this not a even a smaller type of catfish like a Raphael?
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I'd add a small school of some sort of barb/tetra before I added another single med size fish.
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I would be careful added smaller schooling fish due to the senegal (when fully grown) could eat them. That bichir only gets 12" MAX, they can also turn pretty good too..the stocking you have now is good, but you could probably add a medium sized syndon. catfish of some kind if you'd like.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:36 PM   #7
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Alright I will consider maybe giant danios? Or maybe a syno cat but I might just leave it the same I guess will see.
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I also think you could add another cichild or two if you'd like. Senegals are slow growing and will mostly be on the bottom. But it's up to you.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:19 AM   #9
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I think I will just stick with if I add another fish some type of 5-6 inch catfish. But I will probably just keep this stock list
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If you are dead set on a cat, look at the jaguar cat. They are awesome looking. Not very active though.
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