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Old 09-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #11
 
I recommend staying away from neons. I don't know what it's like where you are but around here all the neons are terrible quality. There are many similar tetras that should be easy to find but will be much hardier.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #12
 
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I don't recommend the raphael catfish. They can grow up to 8 inches which is very large in a 29 gallon. They will also eat any fish that can fit in their mouth once they are full grown (aka small tetras).

I would stay with just a group of small tetras and a larger group of corydoras on the bottom of the tank.

By the way, what are your water parameters in relation to gh, kh, and ph? I don't think I saw them listed (apologies if they were!)
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
 
No parameters yet. The tank is still empty. I'm going to get it filled up and cycling tomorrow
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #14
 
Actually I have one other question. If I were to get a few different types of Cory will they all group together? Or do they need to all be the same kind to become a group?
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #15
 
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In my experience, when kept in smaller tanks yes they will group together. However, once I moved them to a larger tank (4 ft) there were 3 distinct groups. To me that means that they prefer to be with their own kind.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #16
 
Yeah I think that's probably what it means. There's just so many different kinds of fish I want and no room! Haha. It won't be long, I don't think, before I end up upgrading
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:43 AM   #17
 
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the bigger the tank you can afford and have room for is the best,
as us here fish keepers often end up upgrading.
i heard someone mention the rafael catfish....lovely little guys,
however i would say a mature tank with many hiding places,
also they are nocturnal,as i went to bed,my one was out looking for food.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #18
 
Well i live with 3 other guys so the common area was kind of out for a tank. I had an old sturdy dresser in the corner of my room that I wasn't using. This tank fit perfectly on top of it. The thing was even if i moved the dresser i wouldn't have had room for anything bigger because there no room for a proper stand to hold it
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #19
 
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ahh sorry i thought you mentioned upgrading ?
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #20
 
Our lease is up at the end of may 2014. And 2 of the group will be moving. So I'll most likely be finding a different place to live and I'll use that opportunity to upgrade
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