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post #11 of 13 Old 08-19-2008, 10:52 AM
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Sand also looks great in my opinion.

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post #12 of 13 Old 08-20-2008, 02:32 PM
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I agree with mavis. In a 30 gallon tank you might be a little short on space having a dozen bottom feeders. Maybe pick one, either the cories or the loaches, and going with 6-8 of them.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-21-2008, 09:06 PM
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Im not the most experienced and will often be asking for advice on the forum but as far as angels go; I love them & and will read everything I find on them. I bought my first two angels when they were about 1 1/2 inches tall about a month apart. the first one is aprox 5 inches now (3 months later) and the second one is 3 1/2 - 4 inches now (2 months later). With a proper diet these guys will grow fast and can be agreesive at times. My larger angel actually will attack my blood parrots who are all bigger them him. If you are only buying one angel you might be able to get away with it but when it gets full grown, in my opinion it might be a liitle sad to keep such an awesome fish who can get up to 10 inches in a small tank like that. Also as far as angels go either buy 1 or 3+. 2 is a bad # beacause when the dominant angels has established himself/herself, it will focus in on thw other angel when ever it gets angry. By buying 3 or more it allows the agression to be spread thin over the group. For Angels I think a 60g tank is the minimum you want.

As for a schooling fish look into congo tetras. They get pretty big compared to most tetras, neons and other small schooling fish reaching sizes from what I've heard up to 4- 4 1/2 inches. I have 6 in my tank and dominant male is a little over 3 inches. Just be carefull of your water as mentioned before they won't do well in most cichlid conditions...

On a side note, have you thought about Gouramis??? VERY nice fish. Example : Pearl gouramis are good with danios, rasboras, loaches.. These guys would make a really nice looking tank.

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6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
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1 Blue Gourami
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