55 gallon

  1. G

    55 Gallon stocking

    I am stocking my 55 gallon finally after letting it cycle for a few months, I want a few angelfish and a larger school (8-10) of Serpae Tetras. I want 1-2 other fish that are big for a center piece, I’ve been told kissing gouramis wouldnt work. Does anyone know of a larger fish I could keep with...
  2. Iamfish

    Filter for 55g

    So I want to get a better filter for my 55 gallon tank and want to make it bare bottom. Would a fluval fx6 be to over kill? Would a set up with an airstone on the other side of the tank and filtration on the other make bare bottom work? Thanks in advance :)
  3. T

    Large Fish For 55 Gallon Tank?

    Hey! i'm planning on getting a 55 gallon aquarium (Juwel Rio 240) but don't know what fish to put in the tank... I've considered a Silver Arowana but i know that the tank definitely wouldn't be big enough as they grow very fast, I've also thought about keeping 1 Tiger Oscar with around 5...
  4. G


    Could I keep a single Oscar with a school of 5 or so tiger barbs in a 75 gallon?
  5. Iamfish

    55 tank stocking

    I have a 55 gallon tank with only a few small catfish in it currently and was wondering what top swimmers you guys would recomend. My favorite fish are catfish so I am pretty clueless when it comes to other tropical fish. I do not care about size (as long as it is happy in a 55) or if they are...
  6. robham777

    What can you put in a 55?

    I saw this youtube video today, and thought with the exception of the geos/satanoperca it was a pretty good list.Not sure about some of the compatibility either, my experience with african butterfly fish is that they are fairly territorial so 4 or 5 may not be a good idea. I can't claim to be...
  7. BichirChick

    My bichirs are growing really slow

    I have had a Senegal and a “gold dust” bichir for about a year now and they are still pretty small. The Senegal has grown from a little baby to about 5” or so, and he out grown the gold dust in circumference and length even though the gold one was bigger originally when I got him. The gold one...
  8. Davidiator

    55 Gallon Breeding Tank

    I Am getting a 55 gallon aquarium and want to breed Cichlids. Could I breed Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlids? I am thinking 1 male and 3 females with a group of Neon Tetras. Could this work. I hear that Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlids are pretty social and easy to breed. Any comments would be appreciated also I...
  9. T

    Setting up 150g with 55g sump

    Hi every one I am new here and this my first post. So I’m planning on setting up a 150 gallon aquarium with a 55 gallon as a sump underneath it. I have been into the hobby for about a year now and this would be my first big setup with sump. I would really appreciate any tips on what pump to use...
  10. J

    Need help, with my fish and tanks

    I don't know what's wrong. My flowerhorn is 4" and right know he is in the hospital tank. Because for some reason every time he is in the 55 gallon he starts acting weird. He starts being scared, hitting himself, sitting at the bottom of the tank. I have test the water and everything is okay...
  11. J

    Need new tankmates for 55 gallon

    I have a 55 gallon tank with: . 1 geo altifrons . handful of tetras . handful of danios . for cory cats I need to get some new fish, but I'm not sure what to go with. The 55 is planted and has a black background. I would like some colorful fish. Thanks for any help!
  12. D

    Help with 5 empty tanks that need filled

    Hello all, I've been on this site years ago when I was in college, but it has changed a lot in a few years. I just started my career of teaching Biology to high school students and was looking for some advice on stocking. In the past I have experience keeping CA/SA cichlids, Malawi Cichlids...
  13. M

    Overkill or not ? Bacteria Bloom!

    So I got my new tank, 55 gallon. Got 2 new filters for it.. 2 canisters, cascade 1000's 1 without filter media, (only bio balls) in every slot 25. second with filter pads, sponges, etc. etc. ( NO CARBON ) Prepped all rocks, for the tank.. Put them in a tub with Baking soda for 3 days, after...
  14. xDestro

    55 plant light

    Need a light for my 55 gallon, every light I see that's "for plants" is crazy expensive so what doea anyone have anything that works well, isn't crazy expensive, and isn't an eyesore on top of the tank? Tank will be planted with "beginner plants" java fern, amazon sword etc. No co2. Amazon links...
  15. xDestro

    Is my tank overstocked?

    I have a 55 gallon 5 roseline around 2 inches 5 juli corys less than half inch 2 yo yo loaches one a half inch and other 1 inch 1 dojo around inch and a half 1 Electric blue acara about 2 inches 3 platies 1 Upside down catfish 2 inches 1 Raphael catfish inch and a half 1 pearl gourami inch...
  16. xDestro

    Sick fish or just bacteria?

    I noticed this white clear cloudish stuff on my driftwood only today and wasn't sure wat it is? I'M not gonna lie I have been over feeding a bit in order to have my roseline sharks eat a bit since the 15 platies demolish everything (they'll be gone in a week or 2) I'm gonna do a water change...
  17. xDestro

    Is my tank cycled

    I was given around a dozen platies roughly 3 weeks ago to help cycle my 55 gallon tank, throughout those weeks I tested my water every other day or so and I cleaned the gravel and did small water changes to keep my nitrites low enough to not kill my fish, today my nitrites dropped pretty damn...
  18. C

    Ropefish and Bichirs

    Need help. Just purchased some ropefish a few days ago. Two have died. 3 are left. I have two canister filters, each rated for 100 gallons, filtering the tank. Biological media, carbon, and plent of mechanical filtration in both. Have done a lot of water changes to combat the fact that I added 5...
  19. I

    Green terror and Severum?

    I have a 55g long and am still green behind the ears. I was hoping to get some input if a male green terror and a severum would be compatible in a 55g.
  20. xDestro

    First tank, fake plants (ik sorry)

    Finally set up my first tank it's in the middle of cycling now. Fake plants ik I'm sorry I'm a newbie but real driftwood and dragon stone. 60 gallon sponge filter 120 canister 4 inch air stone disk Stocking plans: •1 female gold gourami • 1 pleco • 3-4 Roseland sharks • 1-2 bumblebee catfish •...