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post #1 of 6 Old 03-24-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Smile fish for 30 gal hexagon

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i have had fish aquariums my entire life, for past 6 years i have had a 55 gal. but im moving out and down gradding to a 30 gal. hexagon tank. im looking for good ideas of fish for the tank, maybe an individual fish, but im not sure. If anyone one has any ideas that would be great for the help.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 PM
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hey

i have had fish aquariums my entire life, for past 6 years i have had a 55 gal. but im moving out and down gradding to a 30 gal. hexagon tank. im looking for good ideas of fish for the tank, maybe an individual fish, but im not sure. If anyone one has any ideas that would be great for the help.

Do you know the pH of the water that will be used in the 30 gallon?

Just bouncing ideas without knowing the pH or your particular likes....(but considering tank size)...If I am correct hex tanks are generally along the lines of a tall tank, correct? If so, that means no active swimmers, so rainbows are out.

How to you feel about gourami? IF your water parameters are right for them, a 30 gallon with a bunch of Sparkling gourami would look awesome!

Other 30 gal fish... guppy, platy, neon tetra, cardinal tetra, black neon tetra, mollies, cories, german blue ram, yellow lab cichlids, kuhli loaches... of course not all of these can be housed together due to personalities and water parameter needs such as pH and temps, as well as water hardness/softness and such.

Once you have your water parameters I can get a more exact list matching what can be kept.

Good Luck with your new smaller tank!!! And welcome to TFK!!!

*They call me, Amanda*
Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-24-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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thank you, just figuring this all out

um im not too sure what the water be like where i moving, but were im at its pretty hard, i have had cichilds before and they thrived. Groumis would look good, and yea the tank is taller then longer, just due to space of my new place:P i was thinkon of a jack dempsy but i think that is too small of a tank.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-24-2011, 09:44 PM
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thank you, just figuring this all out

um im not too sure what the water be like where i moving, but were im at its pretty hard, i have had cichilds before and they thrived. Groumis would look good, and yea the tank is taller then longer, just due to space of my new place:P i was thinkon of a jack dempsy but i think that is too small of a tank.
I agree, not enough space for JDs.
If you are wanting cichlids, one of the dwarf species would work if the water parameters are right, but I would think you would only be able to do a single pair in the tank due to the height limiting territorial space for them to set up.

With that size tank, being tall, I would consider doing a total community and have some kind of bottom dwelling group (such as 5-6 smaller cories), a nice small group of centerpiece fish for the middle (such as 6-8 sparkling gourami), and then maybe a nice small group of top fish (such as 6 marble or 8 pygmy hatchetfish). <--- Just my idea/thought, and of course would change based on water parameters.

*They call me, Amanda*
Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-24-2011, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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yea, i was either gonna go with an individaul fish, like JD, but too small, so i think i might go with a small community. I have some angels in my 55gal. maybe move them over with some top feeders and bottom fedders. Thank you for ur addvice.:)
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-24-2011, 10:15 PM
You're welcome...once you get the water parameters let me know and I can help find other fish ideas if you pH is way off from what you are use to.

*They call me, Amanda*
Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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