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Niyona 02-14-2010 06:48 AM

30 Gallon Hexagon Stocking Options
Starting up a planted 30 Gallon Hexagon Tank. Looking for suggestions on Stocking Options.

I'd like to have a schooling fish of some sort, considering either Rummy Nose Tetra's or Neon Tetras.

I'm thinking of some Amano and Cherry Shrimp, as well as some Oto's for the clean up Crew.

Suggestions on a larger "Centerpiece" Fish? I considered a pair of German Blue Rams - I've kept them before and LOVE them.

Or perhaps an Angel Fish?

BLAH! So many choices. What would you do?

iamntbatman 02-15-2010 08:52 PM

I wouldn't get rummies as they're very active fish that like a nice, long tank to swim back and forth in. I think slower-moving fish would be a better option.

What about festivums for centerpiece fish?

JohnnyD44 02-15-2010 08:57 PM

+1 on the advice of no rummies, they enjoy zipping around!

angelfish do enjoy taller tank, but I've never kept them, so someone else may be able to help you out there

Niyona 02-16-2010 05:12 AM

You know I bet your right :( which is to bad as they are my favorite fish to keep. Okay time to back up and punt :)

1077 02-16-2010 06:08 AM

Celestial pearl danios,sparkling gourami,threadfin rainbows,and perhaps bulldog or pitbull pleco might interest you.

Angel079 02-16-2010 08:13 AM

I'd pers not put neither one (Nor Rummy nor Angel) in the tank neither because of sizes.
For the Oto & Shrimp be sure to fully cycle the tank first and let it establish for a lil while before adding them (thou you really do NOT need a "cleaner" crew if you maintain it normal)

Wasn't you pH something like 8? May be easier in the long run on you to simply get fish that thrive in that water...

1077 02-16-2010 09:00 AM

Oops! Angel is right. With pH of 8.0 ,fish I mentioned with exception of possibly the celestial pearl danio would be uncomfortable. I should have searched previous posts but was instead cons:roll:idering the size of the tank.

Niyona 02-16-2010 04:17 PM

Hehe... by cleanup crew... I mean because I just like them. :)

I guess I'll be doing a bit more research on fish for this tank :)

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