Hey Guys! so from my previous thread (summing it up) ive pretty much completed my 55gallon set up and now the agonizing yet unbelievably fun time to get fish!
- it is sand base with rocks piled up to 2/3 tank right now it has my friends lil fishies in it 3 clouds and 4 danios BUT i needed fish food so went by and could not resist buying my first new inhabitant of the tank (it has cycled) a BEAUTIFUL flame dwarf gourmi. My plan was to stock it with african mbuna cichlids (and still kind of is my plan) i am going to idealy move all the smaller critters in the 55 into my previously set up 20gallon currently housing 3 cichlids (im waiting for my other friend who wants to come by and adopt them)....so question time:
i really really want a nice elegant rainbow shark (said to grow only 4") could i build my 20 gallon around that or would it not work? i want it to be a community tank with color (why i got the gourmi) and activity. ideally with as many fish as i can put in it for appearance so i was thinking about fish in the 2-3" range though ive also contemplated a school of maybe 6 neon tetras could a 20g tank work for my desires? please stocking ideas help so much i have no really good LFS
around me to help
I Love the rainbow shark so if it cant work i might just put him in the 55gallon and build a community tank around him their but thats not 1st choice i love cichlids and their colors and playfulness so a 55 tank of them would be amazing. THANKS FOR Reading hope you post and help me out sorry if it was alittle longwinded i get carried away when comes to this, Its exiting!