09-09-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TrevorGreenfield
You have lots of choice of cichlids for your 29g tank. You could keep a community of South American dwarf cichlids if you have soft slightly acid water. You could add to this setup some Corydoras catfish to provide activity at the bottom of the tank and they are always lively. Plant this tank up well with Echinodoras and Cryptocoryne species and you woud have a really nice display.
If soft water is a problem you could go for African dwarfs from the Congo or Cameroon which include the Pelvicachromis, nannochromis species. You could also include Corydoras cats with these.
You could go for rift lake dwarfs and have a tank with some shell dwellers at the bottom and daffodil species (neolamprologus brichardi) weaving in and out of the rocks.
Lots of choice.
Dynamic's at play with Brichardi that decide to spawn, would mean the end of the shell dweller's IME (cory's would take a beating also)
Planted tank with the crayfish mentioned would I fear be effort in futility as they would dig up most plant's and delight at removing the shell dweller's from their homes and then devouring them.(If breeding brichardi didn't kill em first)
Lose the crayfish/lobster,and then the OP could indeed keep some of the smaller dwarf cichlid's in 29 gal,along with a few cories.
Would help to know what the GH,KH of the water is before suggesting much in my view.