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Help me choose fish for my 28g bowfront
Old 03-11-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
 
Help me choose fish for my 28g bowfront

Hello everyone,

I have a 28 gallon bowfront tank that is currently being cycled. I am using eco complete for substrate, driftwood and rocks, it will be fairly heavily planted . The water is fairly hard and my pH is 7.8(this still may come down due to the driftwood).

I need some help choosing fish. I really want a school of cardinal tetras but would like to keep a couple more species as well. I like colorful fish and would prefer them to be active and fun to watch. I would rather have more small fish than fewer large fish. I like dwarf gouramis too but am not sure about them because females are hard to find and don't look so good. From what I have read you cant keep a bunch of males together.

I'm not stuck on the cardinal tetras so if there is a better option I'm open. What about killifish? some of them are really pretty and only get 2" or so.

Thanks for all the info.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
 
I just got some panda corries in and I have to say they are the funnest fish I have ever had, it almost looks like they are playing together all the time.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:02 AM   #3
 
I've been thinking about adding a few panda corries to my tank. I think I need some bottom feeders to help clean up whatever scraps the rosy barbs don't get. Plus, all the pics I've seen of corries seem absolutely adorable.

I've got a mix of small gravel (less than pea sized) and some larger gravel (larger than pea sized). Would corries be able to get 'graze' on that sort of surface? Or would I need to make sure they have some food on a flatter surface like on top of one of the rocks?

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:16 PM   #4
 
I use eco complete mixed with very, very find gravel and my corries have no problems eating, I give them sinking pellets everyday.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:35 PM   #5
 
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Corys or kuhlie loaches would make a lovely addition, especially if you're going for a well planted tank.

As for smaller active fish, how about pencilfish? I recently got some, and I'm really taken with them. Here's a picture:

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