Freshwater Aquarium/Setup 50 g


Hi my question is in a 50 g aquarium can I insert 10 Tiger Barbs 5 Assorted Platy 5 Panda Cory 3 Starbai Cory 2 Blue Acara and 2 German Rams.

Thank you

Hey Christian

You will need to reconsider your tank mates for the Blue Acara. They are generally a more peaceful Cichlid but they are still a Cichlid and could harass and/or attack smaller fish. Keep in mind too that river sand is best with Acaras as opposed to gravel because they love to dig and could hurt themselves on gravel. Keep Acaras with other Cichlids of similar size, about 6"-8" as adults, and Plecos as your bottom feeders, not Corys. Tiger Barbs are also not good tankmates for German Rams as Barbs can be a little nippy. I would keep Rams with livebearers such as Mollies, Swordtails and Platies. Smaller fish such as Neon Tetras and Rummynose Tetras will work with Rams also. Corys will work well with Rams.

Hope this helps you, good luck!


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I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.


Many years of personal experience with community tank fish, semi-aggressive fish (Barbs, Tetras, etc), Angels, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids.

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