View Full Version : Recommendations o this stocking combination

09-17-2009, 11:26 PM
29 gal. Tank--8 cardinal tetras, 1 gourami, 2 cory cats, 2 algae eaters, 6 mollies, 6 platys, 1 male betta.

09-17-2009, 11:40 PM
A few less mollies and platys and 4 more corys. They like being in schools. Also you be up to your eye balls with fry if you have 6 of each. That just my opinion.

09-17-2009, 11:42 PM
Looks pretty good, but there are some things I'd change...

make the livebearers 4 each and up the cory school to at least 6
choose between the gourami (only a dwarf would really fit in there) or the betta, a 29 footprint isn't big enough for the two to share territories.

And what type of algae eater are you looking at? Otocinclus should have a school of a min. of 4, plecos should really be only 1 since most are territorial and make sure it's one that doesn't get bigger than 6 inches, CAE... just best to leave them out lol

09-17-2009, 11:57 PM
I would do the betta or the gourami not both. I would do one kind of livebearer or the other and I would definetly add more corys.

09-19-2009, 09:35 PM
I would IMO drop one of the live bearers schools. And up the Corys. Choose between a Dwarf Gourami or Betta.


09-19-2009, 09:40 PM
As mentioned by some others, you need to decide between;

Dwarf Gourami OR Betta
Molly OR platy

Get 4 more corys to make 6 (ideally of the same species)

And what do you mean by "algae eaters"?