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moonstra 11-22-2009 03:26 PM

hello all i am new
hello all well my husband was asking me to join this site so i finaly did. i have a 29 gal. tank which i am looking to add on to. below you can see what i have. i want two of three new ones to add color and style to my tank. any suggestions?
having fun finding new ways to make fish tanks pretty

2 pearl Gourami Fish
1 dwarf gourami fish
2 angels one marble one white
1 swordtail
1 pineapple
1 bushy nose pleco
2 snails plus babies
1 cory
1 Tuxedo Platy

aunt kymmie 11-22-2009 03:35 PM

Hello Moonstra- Welcome to the forum! The first thing I notice is that you have only one lonely cory. Cories prefer (and need) to be kept in a shoal, with the absolute minimum being 3, IMHO. How large are your angels? I've not kept gouramis or angels so not sure on the compatability requirements of those fish. How long has your tank been set up? Do you have any pics you can share? We love pics. :-)

Oops..I just noticed that you did post your tank's pic!

Byron 11-22-2009 05:08 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I second kymmie's suggestion on the corys, they are very social fish and kept individually can develop stress-related health problems. They are very playful together, depending a bit on species, some more than others. But definitely get 2 more, same species if you like it but they do mix well. Need to socialize though.

Have fun,


Romad 11-22-2009 05:10 PM

Hi there and welcome to the forum. I just checked out your aquarium pics. - I love the plant you have on the right. Very prett tank.

You've got fish in your tank that I don't have experience with so I'll let someone else answer your question.

moonstra 11-22-2009 05:14 PM

about the plants
i found them in petco in the reptile section i love the color

Romad 11-22-2009 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by moonstra (Post 278360)
i found them in petco in the reptile section i love the color

I just got back from Petco and didn't see anything like that. I even rummaged through a new-shipment box that didn't make it on the shelves yet. I upgraded two of my bettas to bigger tanks and wanted to switch out some decs. as well. I did find a pretty cool castle with great hiding spots for one of my boys tho.

I have to admit that I didn't think to check out the reptile section.

I also talked a mom out of getting a crappy teeny tiny plastic thing that was divided for two bettas by telling her that she'd have to change the water every day if she went with something that small.

I think my morning coffee cup has more capacity than one side of that contraption.


Twistersmom 11-22-2009 06:38 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!
Your tank is beautiful!

Calmwaters 11-23-2009 10:20 AM

Welcome your tanks are very pretty.

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