04-06-2014, 02:51 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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What are the best fish species for planted aquariums?
I'm going to start a 29 gallon planted dirt tank soon,and I need to know the best fish species, any help is much appreciated !!!
What are your water parameters? You need to research which fish would suit your water's pH and hardness level.
That could include a great number of fish, but mostly ones who's max size is under 4".
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04-06-2014, 05:35 AM #3
04-06-2014, 11:53 AM #4
Yeah it would be easier to say, "what does not go well in a planted tank?" A lot of cichlids, goldfish, anything requiring very hard alkaline water as these fish usually live in places where plants are absent. That's all I can think of.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
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04-06-2014, 01:58 PM #5
Research tetra and rasbora. That doesn't narrow it down much but it does eliminate many of the fish that are available. A 29 gallon tank is not that big and IMO you want to look for fish that stay under 2 inches.
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04-07-2014, 04:37 AM #6
Are you asking for things that will help maintain one? Because in that case, Nerite Snails and Amano Shrimp will do a lot of work. But with fish, any tetra under 2 inches that is pretty hardy could be put in a slightly large school. Don't try fish like Cardinal tetras, though, they require much more than an average tetra. Maybe a 15-20 fish school of Neon Tetras, Ember Tetras, Lemon Tetras, or Penguin Tetras could be put in as long as they have appropriate water conditions.