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Suggestions for 29 Gallon and 10 Gallon.
Old 08-12-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
 
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Question Suggestions for 29 Gallon and 10 Gallon.

I recently came into ownership of a 29 gallon with a 75 gallon filter with a red claw crayfish, 3 mollies, and 7 platies.
I was wondering if I could add any more fish to this tank?
If I could I was interested in Bloodfin Tetras or more platies. Though honestly I am interested in any fish, just so long as they are not the type to be easy prey for the crayfish. lol
Opinions are welcomed. :)

Also I have a 10 gallon with a marbled crayfish in it, I was wondering what fish would work for her and with that size of tank?
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
 
Hi Aluyasha. Okay, in regards to the 29gal. Since the tank is so overfiltered right now, you can safely add about 7 more fish or so. However, I've been reading up on crayfish and it looks like your red claw crayfish has the potential to get a foot long. When that happens, pretty much everything is going to be potential prey and it will probably need a larger tank, at least a 40gal with enough room for it to turn around in.

For your 10gal, any fish over 1 inch should be fine and you can probably safe add about 6. However, there's excellent possibility that your marbled crayfish may reproduce. In that case, you will either want to get something big enough to eat the excess crayfish or a bigger tank to keep them all in.

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
 
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Well woke up this morning to find June the crayfish eating one of the platies. :/
I was curious if giant danios would be ok with him?
I know I run the risk of him killing the fish regardless what type of fish I get but I was wondering if giant danios have less of a chance to be killed?
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
 
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Well woke up this morning to find June the crayfish eating one of the platies. :/
I was curious if giant danios would be ok with him?
I know I run the risk of him killing the fish regardless what type of fish I get but I was wondering if giant danios have less of a chance to be killed?
The crayfish will eventually eat all the fish in that tank. You can keep crays with fish, but you have to pick the right kinds of fish. Danios are an excellent choice for tank mates with the crayfish. So are barbs. Bottom dwellers are out of the question, as are any fish that sleep on the bottom. Fast moving fish with small finnage that stay in the top half of the tank are ideal.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
 
I agree with jaysee. However, I think danios would have a much better chance of survival due to size and their speed. The faster they are, the harder they are to catch. And I'm sorry about your platy. :(
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
 
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What do you think of some giant danios and then maybe a shoal of rosy danios or zebra danios? Or maybe even some tiger barbs?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
 
Those all sound like good ideas to me. Although I'd go with the cheaper zebras since there's such a potential for them to turn into food.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
 
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How many giant danios can I get?
Whatever room left over would be for the rosy danios probably.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
 
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I would not keep giant danios in a 29 gallon tank - they are too big and active to be kept in a small tank. The zebra danios are much better suited to a 29. Them and the tiger barbs ought to do well. Two schools is plenty for the tank. I would do 8 of each to start.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:48 AM   #10
 
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Danios it is. :)

Though now I have to think about what to put in the 10 gallon with my marbled crayfish. I was thinking some type of tetra or barb, the problem I keep running into is that most fish I research prefer planted tanks. I cannot have plants with her because she will eat/destroy live plants and possibly escape with fake ones.

Here is what the 10 gallon looks like (though now there is a tiny fake plant on the front right):
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