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Old 06-02-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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Adding more fish

I'm thinking about adding more fish to my 55 gallon. I already have

1 irredescent shark [currently 4.5"] I know Fluffy will get to big eventually.
3 dwarf gourami [Pin, Jack, Flash]
6 Glowlight tetra [Chris, Buck, Josiah, Nathan, JD and Vin]
7 Neon Tetras [Simon, Jim, Blair, H, Rafe and Joel]
{Ezra thinks he's a Glowlight and won't school with the others
1 Borneo Sucker Superfly
4 Ottos [Shadrach, Meshach, Abendigo and Goliath]
4 Kuhli Loaches [Fat Man, Little Boy, Truman and Kuhlio]
1 Male Betta [Minotaur]
6 Marble Hatchets currently nameless

This tank is lightly planted and has plenty of hidey holes. Except for a few flarings I have had no problems with fin nipping or anything. I do a 30% water change every 7 days and my water perimeters are excellant. I have the filtration for a 75 gallon tank on this 55. It's been up a running for almost a year now.

Since the Gourami are Labarynth fish they aren't as hard on the oxygen as other fish. I was considering getting another Borneo and another Otto, possibly some more kuhlis, neons or Glowlights.

I don't want to overstock but with my filteration and water changes I think I can add a few more.
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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You may still be slightly under if you limit the tetras to 1" each. Adding additional tetras would depend on how long your existing ones have been in the tank. I would also take the betta's potential attitude towards "new" friends into account.

Since oto's are hardier with higher school numbers, this may be an excellent choice.

I don't have experience with the other species mentioned.

HTH,
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i must say deepwater you have an awesome assortment of fish and that would probably be the ideal fish for a good community aquarium for myself, you better find some good fish!! good luck!
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you can, but you shouldn't add them at the same time. because i think you might get a mini cycle? but i think it'd be fine.

and how do you name your fish? i cant tell the difference very well.
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