Hello! I am new to this forum, I have been asking this question on a few differant sites to try and get some ideas on stock lists for a 29 gallon tall tank.
I currently have in the tank:
1 Bolivian Ram
1 Male Cherry Barb
2 Female Cherry Barbs
5 Lemon Tetras
I am going to add 2-3 more lemon tetras, after that I am unsure what to add to the tank. I would like some non aggressive fish that like mostly the upper level of the tank. My tank is extremely tall making it difficult to stock with fish that will stay in all levels of the tank.
Right now the only fish that will occasionally go to the upper levels of the tank other than at feeding times are the cherry barbs, the ram stays on the bottom 5 inches of the tank and the tetras never got above 15" of the tank, and the tank is a whopping 20" tall! Here is a link to the picture of the tank as it is currently decorated:
The corys in the picture are no longer in the tank, there just wasn't enough bottom room with the ram in there.
As you can see, there is alot of height to try and fill. Now, on to the tank specs. The water is 78 degrees, PH a flat 7.0, the water is slightly on the soft side. I use two aquaclear 50's(50 gallon over-the-back filters) and dual air stones to help compensate for the lack of gas exchange the tall tank creates. I also do 30% water changes once a week when I gravel vac. I would never have bought this tall of a tank, but, it was free so I didn't complain, but I have been fighting with stocking and decor ever since.
So, any thoughts on whats peacefull that will hang out near the surface?
P.S. I used to have a dwarf gourami in there, added it when i added the ram, they were both babies, but when they grew above 2" they both started harrassing eachother and nipping, very territorial, even though the gourami would hang out at the surface and the ram at the bottom, they would make a point to either go up or down to pick a fight, I finally had to move the gourami to another tank. I also tried a beta in the tank, it tried to kill the lemon tetras and I removed it.[/img]