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86T/A 01-21-2008 04:21 PM

WHAT KIND OF FISH TO GET?
 
I have a new 29gal. tank i have a community tank right now but, i want to go for aggressive fish. what do you guys suggest for fish? i would like to have a crayfish because i like how they are a nice blue but i think i could do with out. thanks

Lupin 01-21-2008 05:59 PM

If you want crayfish, you will have to avoid fish as much as possible as crayfish are skilled ambush predators which will certainly hunt down your fish. What fish fascinates you a lot? Crays will have to be ditched out of the list in my opinion if you want fish.

86T/A 01-21-2008 06:52 PM

im sorry all i want is just one of those but i dont really want to give up fish so if i cant get have one in my tank then i wont have one, but as for fish i was thinking that i want a betta in there for color but, i dont know what else...so what ever fish you guys think will go good with it. oh and maybe one or two parrot fish maybe?...im sorry for all the this i just dont want to go out and get fish that are goin to hurt each other.

Lupin 01-21-2008 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 86T/A
im sorry all i want is just one of those but i dont really want to give up fish so if i cant get have one in my tank then i wont have one, but as for fish i was thinking that i want a betta in there for color but, i dont know what else...so what ever fish you guys think will go good with it. oh and maybe one or two parrot fish maybe?...im sorry for all the this i just dont want to go out and get fish that are goin to hurt each other.

Jellybean parrots and blood parrots are not community fish so the answer is no. The latter will outgrow the tank eventually. If you are fascinated with cichlids, look into apistos, rams, keyholes, Lake Tanganyikan shelldwellers or kribensis. Some tetras, rasboras, plecos and cories can be added as well but research which pleco you want first before you get them as some of them will eventually outgrow your tank.

86T/A 01-21-2008 07:50 PM

thanks i will do some looking around on some fish and make a list tommrrow and post them up so that way you guys could tell me if they go well with each other, and as for the placo i already have a common one so it is only 3'in right now so when it grows a little more i will find a good home for him :cry:...oh and sorry if i wasnt clear this new tank im setting up is going to be the tank for aggressive fish not community thats my other tank i have.

LincolnS 01-21-2008 08:53 PM

in my 29 gallon i have 2 angels 3 otos a pleco and an accidental snail :)

works out perfectly fine wiht alot of room for everyone. Have to be careful with angels as they arent too tolerant of many tankmates.

86T/A 01-21-2008 10:07 PM

how big is your angels i seen small ones like the size of half doller but then they also have big one that i seen they are like the 2in tall. but im assumeing you have the the smaller ones right?

LincolnS 01-22-2008 09:00 AM

aye, i do. They grow over a period of time though, they arent always going to be smaller :P haha. Anyway though they are interesting to watch them interact with each other and at feeding time. I've been told 2 adult angels are fine in a 29..id ask someone elses advice before if you want to do that.


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