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 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

I am wondering what i should have put in my 55 gallon long fish tank. It can be saltwater or freshwater. i am wanting some beginner and intermediate fish. maybe a few advanced. i am a beginner with fish but my parents are advanced or intermediate. i want a lot of diffferent species and maybe i could even throw in a turtle if a freshwater setup. but all i was wondering is if i should have fresh or saltwater. and what fish i should have. also if saltwater crustaceans would be find too and same with saltwater.


thanks in advanced,
Jake



02/06/11  10:03am

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Reptilekid01
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  Message To: Reptilekid01   In reference to Message Id: 2203472


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

come on people help



02/15/11  04:25pm

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Meganburch32
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  Message To: Reptilekid01   In reference to Message Id: 2205139


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

Turtles eat fish...



02/18/11  11:15pm

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Meganburch32
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  Message To: Meganburch32   In reference to Message Id: 2205705


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

Also, I would say to go with a freshwater since you are a beginner. Much easier to keep up & way cheaper. As for fish, I’m not sure what you mean?



02/18/11  11:17pm

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  Message To: Meganburch32   In reference to Message Id: 2205706


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

a community tank with different species of tetras & danios
and perhaps a couple Dwarf cichlids such as Blue Rams
or Kribensis and then perhaps a few Cory Cats for scavaging/clean up



02/18/11  11:39pm

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Reptilekid01
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  Message To: Rokdog   In reference to Message Id: 2205711


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

thanks. i wAS also wondering if i could put in some shrimp



02/19/11  09:36pm

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Rokdog
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  Message To: Reptilekid01   In reference to Message Id: 2205872


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

you can try, though they may get nipped at by the Dwarf Cichlids.
and you don’t want to overcrowd your tank as its important
to choose species/types of fish that swim in various water depths.

Get some that like to swim at the waters surface,
some that swim middle of tank
and some that are bottom dwellers

there are books at the library that will tell you what water levels
these fish prefer.

then you will have a active, interesting & lively community tank set-up



02/19/11  10:14pm

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Meganburch32
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  Message To: Reptilekid01   In reference to Message Id: 2205872


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

Yes you can also have shrimp.

I have Bamboo Shrimp as well as Ghost Shrimp.



02/19/11  11:21pm

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Asher1027
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  Message To: Reptilekid01   In reference to Message Id: 2203472


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

I think you should get oscars, I have two, and the things are beast’s! But the oscars get along a.o.k with my pleco, jack demsey, and uppside down catfish.



05/13/11  10:04pm

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Exoticpetsemployee
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  Message To: Reptilekid01   In reference to Message Id: 2203472


 What to Put in a 55 Gallon Long

hey with a 55 gallon tank n with u being a begginner i reccommend freshwater n stick with an oscar its a predator n they can live in a 55



07/09/11  09:36pm


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