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SubscribeStocking a 55 gal....need some advice!
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I have kept fish for many years now, but I have never done a livebearer tank. My daughters have been begging me for a while now, so I'm going to give it a try. I have a fully set up and cycled 55 gal tank that I am planning on using.

I would like to have a variety of different types, but I'm honestly new to these types, so any stocking advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Do you have anything in the 55 now or is it empty stock wise?

Are you planning on just livebearers or a mixed community tank with some livebearers. Have you thought of what you'll do with the, 'extra' fish that'll end up in the tank?

We had a few swords in our community asian tank, but had the ratio wrong and unfortunately the male sword grew up thinking he'd be king of the tank. Be sure you get a 3:1 ratio of females to males if you go swords.

I have a guppy tank as well, have mostly left it alone since getting it. Letting them do their thing, havent' had to cull too much.


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