4 years ago #1
booandi
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how many fish will be comfortable in a 55 gallon tank??

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4 years ago #2
KristinAnn
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It depends on the type of fish you plan to keep. You have mollies, correct? I would keep 2 or three trios (1 males, 2 females is a trio) for now. Add lots of bushy plants, your tank will be full in no time.

i fyou plan to add other types of fish, make sure they are compatible and have similar water needs (tropical, preferably brackish). If your tank is not yet cycled, let it cycle before adding more fish.

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4 years ago #3
KristinAnn
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After it cycles, cories could be a really fun bottom feeder to add. They like schools of four or more. In a 55, I would add probably 7-8. They are very interesting and fun to watch. Funny little personalities.

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4 years ago #4
achintya
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first you say which type of fish you wish to keep in your aquarium. then it will be easier for us to tell about how many fish you can keep....also take a look about the compatible fish chart from this link... http://www.aquariumlife.net/fishcomp.asp

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4 years ago #5
Shaildevil
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Dear Friend,

There are 4 ambiences which come to my mind :

1)A planted Aquarium,planted 20-30% of the total tank size with fishes which do not grow big,but are colourful for eg.Platties,mollies,Bettas,Guppies or Tetras.

2)A sparsely planted tank with fishes like Angels,Goldfishes,Kois.

3)Aquarium without plants with predominantly Chichlids like Blood parrots with other compatible Chichlids or Discus with Black Ghost Knifes.

4)You can go with single variety for eg Flowerhorns not more than 2 or Arrowanas not more than 2.

Shaildevil,

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4 years ago #6
achintya
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3)Aquarium without plants with predominantly Chichlids like Blood parrots with other compatible Chichlids or Discus with Black Ghost Knifes.

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4 years ago #7
Saibal
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may be you can keep a couple of oscars..

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4 years ago #8
KristinAnn
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I wouldn't put more than one oscar in 55

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4 years ago #9
achintya
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so what do you choose?

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4 years ago #10
Saibal
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if there is proper filtraton,some people suggest to keep 2 oscars.oscars are hardy fishes.

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4 years ago #11
Phil Saint
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you could have as much filtration as you want but filtration wouldn't be the problem, two fully grown oscars would simply not have enough space in a 55 gallon. yes they could live in a 55 but they would have very little room between 2 of them, which can lead to aggression. i would only keep 1 fully grown oscar in a 55 gallon, you could however have a few juvinile oscars but you would have to remove some over time as they mature and grow (which oscars do at a fast rate lol)

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2 years ago #12
fish whisperer
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Go by the 1 inch rule and if your uncomfortable with that go by the two inch rule

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1 year ago #13
Popfish123
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Just so everybody knows do not use aquadvisor it said my 55 was full with just 2 guppies in it.

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1 year ago #14
Amber
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You have likely inputted something wrong. I use it often, and it won't say a 55 gallon is full with 2 guppies in it.

Also this is a very old post, if you have a question please post a new one.

Amber

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1 year ago #15
Michael
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Can I put a freshwater stingray in a 55 gallon tank

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11 months ago #16
Dockery
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8 glofish 5 Molly 3 mickey 2 bottom fish

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3 days ago #17
reed
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I have two cicilids and two oscars and five
Tiger barbs they are all pretty small now in my fifty five gallon is this to much or ok i need to know

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