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Old 01-18-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Stocking New 55 Gallon

I tried this is the getting started section, but didn't get any responses so I figured I would try here. I am currently cycling a 55 Gallon tank and am trying to get a plan together for fish. Here's what I would like to do:

1 Black Ghost Knife
2 Koi Angelfish
2 Pearl Gouramis
2 German Blue Rams
2 German
Gold Rams
5 Kuhli Loaches
1 Starry Night Pleco
1 Thomasi Pleco
6 Cory Cats
1 African Clawed Frog?

Would they get along if there are plenty of hiding spots? Also, is this too much or would it be okay for a couple of years?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:54 PM   #2
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the knife fish is the only problem. sorry but they are aggresive and get very large. every thing else looks fine. oh and i would be cautious w/the frog
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:06 AM   #3
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I figured that the bgk might be a problem, but i was hoping that it would be ok since it is mainly nocturnal. So without the bgk and the frog it looks ok?
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yeah looks good. you might be able to have the frog but i dont know anything about frogs so im not sure. maybe someone else will feel the need to answer that one. but anyways. yeah it looks good. i would get the angel fish small just so they can grow up w/the others to prevent any aggresion to the other fish by them.
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Thanks for the replies. I sure wish the BGK would be ok.
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55g is probably too deep for a frog-- another poster just posted about having two drown in a big tank.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:04 AM   #7
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I decided to go with the BGK. Picked it up with a BN Pleco. The guy from my fish store said that he would help me pick compatible fish for them and help me add a couple a week until it is stocked.

Sadly I got impatient and added an angel from petco that already had fin rot that I didnt notice. Its now in a quarantine bucket. I had some questions so I started a thread in the sick fish section. No more Petco fish I guess.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:39 AM   #8
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Please research the Rams before you buy them.....They are a more sensitive fish to the water quality than your other choices.....I don't recommend Rams to new or inexperienced hobbyists.
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i don't suggest the frog either. they get big, will go after fish and are dirty. and they look kinda scary. african dwarf frogs are another option.
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