Originally Posted by Bectan01
That's a cool stock list but way to many for a 55g - I have 7 fish in mine and that's fully stocked. The good news is most of those fish are suitable for your sized tank - try and stock with one Blenny and one type of goby as multiple same species can fight. I have a pair of clowns, a purple firefish, a striped cardinal, a rains fords goby, red Indian blenny and a puffer and I am happy with the mix of bottom dwellers and free swimmers, it makes for an active tank
Originally Posted by huma-huma
you aren't too far off. I wouldn't keep 2 wrasses/a longnose and a blenny all in a 55. the blenny alone is going to have a hard time finding enough food to stay fat. let alone if theres several other fish competing for the same food. also I don't believe a royal gramma and dottyback are a good choice either. ive heard dottybacks can be quite a handful. all in all id trim your list back a bit, start slowly adding fish, then in 6 months or so, if oyur tank is handling the bioload, add a fish or 2 that you took off the list. its easy for us to get in the habit of thinking we know what a stocklist should look like, yet we forget that each tanks different. so long as a tank is stable and water is clean, add another fish (SLOWLY and you have to take their ADULT size into consideration)
Awesome! Yeah I didn't think all those would work! Ive narrowed it down and this is what I got...
Scissor tail dart fish - peaceful
2 clown fish - peaceful
Zebra barred dart fish - peaceful
Carpenters flasher wrasse - peaceful
Clown gobby - citrinis - peaceful
Sailfin/algae blenny - peaceful
The clown will be the first ones in... Unless I need to add only one fish, then it'll be one of the others!