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Old 06-02-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Stocking larger fish for 55 gallon

Okay, depending on if my guormis get to go live with the Betta....I am thinking of putting just a few 2-4 depending on size, larger fish in my 55 gallon. I like the Oscars, but even 2 of them seem to be too big for the 55 gallon when they get big enough.

Part of me like lots of fish swimming around, but my limited experience is that when you have a few larger fish they become more interactive with you. So I'm on the fence and ready to move in one direction or the other.

Anyway, any suggestions? I've also considered Discus but I'm sort of scared to try them.

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Don't put Gourami's with Betta's.
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You can get some cichlids as your "BIG" fish.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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I agree with GrimmGoby and as far as Discus, there water requirements are not likely to match your other fish (soft RO water), they will require a lot of research and although a life is priceless they can also be expensive.
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mus - that's exactly why I'm wary of Discus. They are beautiful, but I'm worried I can't really take care of them properly.

As far as cichlids, I have thought about that, but I still have my Gouramis and don't think they can live with the larger cichilds, right?
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Rainbow shark?
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I don't think there's enough room for too many Rainbow Sharks.
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Rainbow Sharks may be too big. Hmmmm....Mabye I just need to talk hubby into another tank. lol

What about Silver Dollars?
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I don't think there's enough room for too many Rainbow Sharks.
He could do one, and have some other fish with it.
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Silver Dollars would work nicely, they look good in a school, there really hardy, and the pretty peaceful.
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