The angelfish is a great choice as a centerpiece fish in a 55-gallon tank but be sure not to stock small fish as they could become a snack. A well-planted aquarium with plenty of driftwood and swimming space recreates the angels’ home environment in the Amazon and looks fantastic.
Is a 55 gallon fish tank too big?
A 55 gallon fish tank is enough space to house a considerable amount of fish. Most hobbyists starting out don’t realize that smaller tanks quickly run out of space due to schooling needs or to allow for aggression.
What fish should I put in my 55 gallon aquarium?
The Cherry Barbs are peaceful creatures and should share the aquarium with fish that are also peaceful, like Glass Catfish, Tetras, Danios. If you want to populate the 55-gallon tank with other invertebrates and or shrimp, go ahead and add some Cherry Shrimp or Mystery Snails. They’ll get along just fine.
How many fish can I have in a 50 gallon tank?
Based on the gallons of water per inch rule, a 50-gallon tank could accommodate 5 goldfish that are each 10 inches long. You could probably fit more fish in the tank if you have smaller goldfish. For example, 10 goldfish each 5 inches long would also be appropriate for a 50-gallon tank.