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 !!!
04-06-2014, 03:06 AM #2
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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.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
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.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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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.