Another Stocking Help Thread (30 G)
You guessed it. I need some ideas as to what to stock my 30 gallon tank with. Since my Tiger Barbs kept attacking and killing each other, I took them out. I am now left with my Peacock Eel (and platies who I will rehome). I want to add a RTBS, a Convict Cichlid, and something else. The RTBS and Convict are just thoughts; I am not set on anything. I have always wanted a large shoal of something, like Cardinal Tetras or Neon Tetras, but since I have the Eel, I doubt that can happen. I am open to all suggestions out there. (However, I'm not the biggest fan of guppies or mollies). Thanks in advance.
I think id avoid the shark AND the eel just because I wouldnt want the shark to occasionally nip at him. On the other hand, I dont even know if he would nip or not, maybe someone has experience mixing them.
if you wanted both id say.... the eel and RTBS (or rainbow, i love my rainbow) for the bottom, and for the middle perhaps 6 or 8 full bodied tetras like diamond or black skirt tetras. they might be big enough for the eel to leave em alone. OR 2 blue gourami OR 2 chocolate gourami. the blues wont be terrible I dont think if there arent other fish to pick on. especially if you got 1 male and 1 female, or 2 females, IMO :)
I have 2 boys (blue gourami) but they are in a 110 semi agressive sooo they dont start trouble ;)
Ok, I have no more Peacock Eel. He decided to go suicidual last night. :( . I found him completely dried up today on my floor. My filter's "hood" was completely off, so he obviously escaped through that. Poor Eel. :(
So now I only have my Platies, who I will eventually rehome. So I basically have nothing in my tank.
Maybe I can put a pair of Convicts in there. I would have to make sure my LFS would want a constant supply of babies, though. :?
So now I have a lot of options. I also wouldn't mind a bigger group of platies in the tank either. Maybe a Convict, 5-6 Platies, and a RTBS/Albino Rainbow Shark. Or maybe a shoal of larger-bodied tetras like you mentioned.
Any more ideas?
if thats the case, how about some danios for the top level, a small school of some kinda tetras for the middle (red eyes are extremely lively and active)
and then a nice school of trilineaus cories or something of the sort? that would make for a happy peaceful community with lots of action :) you could even get a small pleco in there.
Not bad ideas...:dunno:
I am going to check out a new LFS tommorow; I will see what they have there. Thanks for the input.
Went to that new LFS store today, and I was amazed. They have everything.
I only ended up coming home with one fish. A RTBS. This guy was the healthiest one in the tank. Very dark black with a bright red tail. The employee was a good "netter." :roll:
Came across some Kribs at the LFS, and I fell in love. Is there anyway I can keep 3 or 4 of these in my tank (either 1Male w/ 2 or 3Female, or 3/4Females)?
For my tank, I want 3/4 Kribs, a RTBS (got), and 10-12 Neon Tetras/6-9 Black Skirt Tetras or Marbled Hatchets. Could this work?
With the kribs, you'll end up with just a pair. They will lay waste to any other kribensis' in the tank eventually.
So would all females be best? Or maybe even two pairs (maybe not two pairs, because if they both breed at the same time, that could be bad)
I know this LFS has at least 3 males in a tank with probably 15 Kribs.
a good buddy of mine had a nightmare of a time with his kribs. he had a pair, and one of the 2 died. the male (i think) survived and went APE #(%& on everything in the tank and killed alot of fish :(
I wound up putting him in my 110 and hes doin alright solo, but still he caused alot of problems in my buddys 180 gal.
if you can find a nice pair of kribs (if you wanna go that route.. make sure you keep us all updated as to your progress and everything youve learned about them!) with a RTBS, a school of tetras and a handful of the marble hatchets i think that would be a beautiful tank imho.
congrats on a beautiful RTBS too, btw. theyre one of my favorites :)
My mom said she will take me back to this LFS later this week, so hopefuly I can snatch a few Kribs. Just for clarification...Do males have pinkish bellies? Because these were the ones I took as males, but I read they can be females ready to breed.
-3 Female Kribs (or 1 pair)
-10 Neon/Cardinals or 6-8 Black Skirts
-6 Hatchets or some sort. (Maybe)
Does this sound ok? I didn't have time to check out all the tanks at the LFS, so I can see what they have next time. I still would like to hear suggestions (if there is any).
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