12-09-2012, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Gourami Guru
Definitely liking Hoplosternum thoracatum for the 55 gal. It says they get up to 7 inches so they definitely would be too big for the 29. However this changes the game as to what I can keep with them. From what I read they are very peaceful and get along with anything thats too big to swallow, and their mouths are actually rather small so I think some of the larger gourami's might still be alright with them. I also rather like ropefish or reedfish, but have read they are great escape artists and I do not know how this larger tank is set up so I will have to wait and see about that.
Ropefish are a social creature that get really long, can eat small fish, and will not do well in a 55 gallon tank. Some people may try to tell you that "Well you can keep one" but that is quite cruel when you think about it. Why not consider instead Peacock Eel for your 55 gallon? Going to reiterate what someone else said but add a caution. There is not an Eel out there that can live happily in your 29 gallon tank.
Last edited by Sanguinefox; 12-09-2012 at 09:50 PM..