55 Gallon stocking

GabeFred

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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 this group?
 

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I have a honey gourami and electric blue acara with 4 angels and school of red eye tetras in a 55. It's been working for awhile, I might eventually have to move someone though.
 
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The tetra and angels are both South american, personally I would stick to something from around that region. There is alot of small to mid sized cichlids or just get more angels, corydoras, smaller plecos for the bottom.
 
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The tetra and angels are both South american, personally I would stick to something from around that region. There is alot of small to mid sized cichlids or just get more angels, corydoras, smaller plecos for the bottom.
Yeah I may just get more angels thanks for the idea!!
 
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A large group of corys would be cool. I have 10 in my 75 and will probably get more while my frontosa are growing out. They school together a lot and are almost constantly moving. Even the different types school together. They don’t seem to care if someone looks different.
 

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Tank is not all that big, to add "big fish" like the kissing gouramis. 55g is 12" wide, can't really keep any fish over 8" in there for life. I would go for more angels, like Dan's suggestion. Or, if you wanted to switch it up, maybe festivum.
 
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