Stocking Ideas for 29 gallon?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Stocking Ideas for 29 gallon?

Stocking Ideas for 29 gallon?

This is a discussion on Stocking Ideas for 29 gallon? within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hi I have a 29 gallon tank that right now only has an Opaline Gourami and an Upside Down Catfish. I am looking to ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Dwarf Loach
Dwarf Loach
Burmese Loach
Burmese Loach
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Stocking Ideas for 29 gallon?
Old 08-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
 
Stocking Ideas for 29 gallon?

Hi I have a 29 gallon tank that right now only has an Opaline Gourami and an Upside Down Catfish. I am looking to start stocking up my tank soon. I am looking to hopefully get some cichlids but i dont know which ones would be compatible in my tank and already with the fish i have. The Gourami is semi-aggressive so I would be able to put him with semi-aggressive fish. All suggestions are greatly appreciated
wiiman987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
I would start by getting 1-2 more upside down catfish. They are social and do like to have some friends around.
Sadly, the gourami and cichlid combo rarely goes over well. I'd suggest to avoid all cichlids in this tank due to the gourami.
At the top of the page, you can click on "Tropical Fish Profiles" and have a look through the fish if you want some ideas. The Characins and Cyprinids are good families to start with, lot's of variety and beginner fish. Some fish that come to mind are Harlequin Rasbora, Cherry Barb, Zebra Danio and Bleeding Heart Tetra. Clicking those names will take you to their profiles as well. I'd stick to the "easy" fish as they are more adaptable to any type of water and usually more forgiving if you make a mistake.
Welcome to tropical fish keeping, by the way!
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
I agree with Olympia about the cichlids. Not a good mix with gourami. Your gourami is actually a blue gourami (click on the shaded name to read more) and will need a larger tank. There are gourami suited to your 29 gal, but the opaline gourami isn't one of those.

Once you have a nice school of upside down cats, you can look at adding a school of tetra. Olympia gave you some great suggestions. All of those fish are large enough that neither the gourami nor the catfish will see them as food.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
pop
 
Hello:
I have a forty gallon tank not as nice as yours but fun anyway.
Stocked: 3 gaint danios, 3 pearl gourami, 4 angle and one little catfish.
Have no trouble with fin nippen. In fact the larger gourami has these beautiful blue fin –rays. Hope to add a few green severums in a couple of months.
Never checked the ph but change half of the tank water every six weeks or so and keep temp 78 & 80.
Everyone’s experiences can be different so good luck.
pop
pop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New 29 Gallon - Stocking Ideas sparkyjoe Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 04-28-2012 07:06 PM
90 gallon stocking ideas Flash Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 02-17-2012 08:41 PM
15 gallon stocking ideas fishkeeper35 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 01-10-2011 01:33 PM
Stocking ideas - 75 gallon DanMarion Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 05-10-2010 03:04 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 AM.