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DG8o5

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Hello!

Im just returning to the aquarium scene. This time for different reasons. I have a little girl now and im excited to setup an old 55 Gallon tank i had setup years ago.

Any recommendations for stocking? Im thinking so simple hardy fish with lots of color. Also going to include some hardy plants and driftwood
 

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Welcome. Children love color-- Glow fishes and painted "Black Skirts" would top my list.
 
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I'm going to suggest platys in any colors (there are lots!) but only all males. Then you won't have to deal with overpopulation. Look for a "gonopodium" near the vent (look them up).

A pair of pearl gouramis might be nice. They're big & have cool "feelers" but are very peaceful.

& corydoras catfish are quite fun in a group of say 8-12, all of the same species.

Welcome to AC & back to the hobby!
 
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I'm going to suggest platys in any colors (there are lots!) but only all males. Then you won't have to deal with overpopulation. Look for a "gonopodium" near the vent (look them up).

A pair of pearl gouramis might be nice. They're big & have cool "feelers" but are very peaceful.

& corydoras catfish are quite fun in a group of say 8-12, all of the same species.

Welcome to AC & back to the hobby!

Thank you for your suggestions! I will look into them!
 

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Take your time deciding on fish while your tank cycles. Look at the cycling thread at the top of this newbie forum. It will help a lot!
Hi, thanks for the tip/feedback. Im familiar with cycling; I kept fish for many years before taking a break for a while.
 

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Yeah! Then you're way beyond most "newbies".

Let us know what fish peak your interest when it's time to stock. We can help with suitable tankmates.
 
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