10-31-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by wised
Byron Thanks my tanks is 30 gallons (110 liter), we have a small angel which is the size of a cdn quarter and the big angel cdn toonie. there is also 4 glass fish and 4 tiger barb. But we have seperated the big angel as its always after the small one, so we are taking it back with some tiger barb and red tail shark...
Wife wants more calmer and not aggressive types. Any Thoughts?
I would not recommend angels in a 30g, unless it is a brteeding pair, but that I suspect is not what you are after. I agree with returning the Tigers and shark, neither fish is really suited to a 30 except alone; a group of 8-10 Tigers with one shark in a 30g is a fine display, but that's it. The Tiger's natural aggression is sometimes limited with a larger group, as it notes in our profile of this fish.
Before suggesting fish, it would help to know the sort of display you'd like. In a 30g you have some nice options. A tank of all smallish fish means more of them so lots of colour and activity. Or a tank with a pair of something not too large, such as one of the common gourami (only as a pair), or a dwarf cichlid; with some shoaling fish that are compatible. Water parameters affect all this too, so that's something else we need to know (hardness and pH out of the tap).