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PRichs87 07-28-2010 06:12 PM

Fish suggestions
 
I just sold my angel on craigslist.

I currently have a 29 gallon

Aqueon 30 filter
Planted
Sand bottom

6 black phantom tetra
6 blood fins
6 zebra danios


Debating on what to add:

school of neons or a pair of Some type of South American Cichlid

Also, wondering a bottom feeder suggestion: don't want loaches of any sort, used to have them.

Would love feedback or other suggestions.

Thanks!

Byron 07-28-2010 08:40 PM

No mention is made of water parameters, but going from present fish I would assume somewhere around neutral. A pair of trio of dwarf SA cichlid (some do best as 1 male/2 females) would work. With sand, Corydoras would be fine (some are less tolerant of water parameters so check the specifics in the profiles, we have quite a few species listed now), or a whiptail (Rineloricaria). Another shoaling tetra (several are in the profiles under characins) or hatchetfish (under characins) for the surface, or from the cyprinids a group of rasbora. These are all similar to what you have in that they are not overly-active swimmers and that is important when building a community; too active a fish group can often unsettle the others and lead to stress and related health issues.

PRichs87 07-28-2010 08:42 PM

Wow Byron, you're right totally forgot to post my water, noobie move there.

7.4 pH
all other counts good.- my tank is cleaned weekly via PWC and a good glass scrubbing.

Byron 07-28-2010 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PRichs87 (Post 434295)
Wow Byron, you're right totally forgot to post my water, noobie move there.

7.4 pH
all other counts good.- my tank is cleaned weekly via PWC and a good glass scrubbing.

Fine; my earlier suggestions are basically viable, just check the profiles for water parameters and select those that do well around the slightly basic (low to mid-7's) range. Some of the dwarf cichlids and characins that require acidic water should be left out.

PRichs87 07-28-2010 10:31 PM

snagged some panda cories tonight only 3 though :( will have to add more next week.

PRichs87 08-01-2010 01:27 AM

I picked up more cories and got a set of Kribs for the tank.

kitten_penang 08-01-2010 05:23 AM

what are kribs?

PRichs87 08-01-2010 11:31 AM

Kribensis, an African Dwarf cichlid which you can keep in a community tank. Unfortunately they killed one of my corydoras establishing their territory in the tank this morning.


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