11-30-2009, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by zeal
clowns are good and a small damsels and dwaft angels would be ggod to
I disagree. Almost all damselfish would be rather aggressive in behavior for a 29 gallon tank, unless kept as an individual fish in a species tank. Damselfish grow considerably larger than most people realize, and as they mature they can really become a nuisance.
Dwarf Angelfish of the Centropyge genus would generally be a good choice, if only a single individual was kept. Mixing multiple Centropyge angelfish in a 29 gallon tank would be high risk, likely resulting in serious dominance of one fish over the other. Another issue with this genus is the sensitivity of the fish. Many of the commonly sold Centropyge, such as the BiColor, Lemon Peel, and Keyhole, are highly sensitive and not good fish at all for beginners. They also tend to do much better in larger systems with a heavy supply of live rock. The best considerations for a 29 gallon tank would be the Coral Beauty, Flame, or Dwarf Pygmy angelfish.