04-08-2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shakedownstreet
PH out of the tap is 7.2. Definitely can't get a larger tank in anywhere close to the near future, as this tank will be going in a rented apartment. With that being said I'm looking for smaller tropical community fish that can happily stay in a 29 gallon tank forever. I'm thinking some serpae tetras, cardinal tetras, blue ram, dwarf gourami, possibly some rosy barbs, a school of marble hatchets, and something for the bottom. Cory cats come to mind, but if possible I'd prefer something a little more colorful. Also open to suggestions on different fish that may be more suitable than the few ideas I've been throwing around.
Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.
I would want to know the GH before saying yes to some of the fish listed, especially Cardinal Tetra and Blue Ram. If you check our profiles for each species, you will quickly see why; click shaded names for that profile. The pH is important, but GH is more critical, and the correct GH usually means the pH will follow suit, i.e., a low GH (soft water) will allow the pH to acidify naturally.
One comment on the Serpae Tetra, this can be a bit of a nasty fish. If you check the profile, it suggests a group of 8 or preferably more, aon their own in a 30g tank. So this would be it. Profile explains why.