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Old 10-18-2017, 12:38 PM   #1
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55g stocking

I'm planning to do a 55 gallon gallon and am worried about overstocking. I'm going to be running a canister filter rated for 120 gallons but I'm not sure if it's enough for what I want. Stocking so far will consist of 5 discus, 15 cardinal tetras, 2 bristlenose plecos, and 3 khuli loaches. Is this too much?
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55 gallons is too small for five full grown discus. You need at least 10 gallons per discus. Also, ideally, discus should be in groups of 6 or more. If you have young ones, they will do ok until they grow up. So yes, you are overstocking.
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Would angels be better suited?
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Angels get large too - not quite as large or thick as discus, so a half dozen would work.
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As far as I know discuss either two or six or more so your tank is small to keep so many discus.
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