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Thread: Stocking 29 G

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    Hi,
    I am setting a tank up after a prolonged absence from the hobby and need some advice. Setup is a 29 G planted tank. It has been cycled. Heater is set to 73-74 F. Filter is Aqueon QuietFlow 30 (although I am willing to upgrade). PH is around 7.6.

    Current inhabitants are school of 6 bronze cories, a few ghost shrimp and some snails (mystery snail and MTS). There are some rocks, hiding spots and open swimming area.

    Would like to add some larger fish that do best alone or in pairs - know gouramis or bettas are traditional picks, but partner is not fond of them. Thinking about dwarf cichlids, but concerned about high PH. From what I have read they prefer acidic waters.

    Any suggestions? Was also thinking of small schooling group of 6-10 fish, maybe neons or one of the nano varieties.

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    Because that tank has a decent height, you could add a single angelfish, and then a school of rummy nose tetras. Some of the dwarf cichlids tend to stay low in the tank, competing for space with those cories. An Angel will give something in the top half, and the rummies are lower - mine use the bottom half of my tank.

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    Hmm... dwarf cichlids like to eat shrimp. If you don't mind losing the shrimp, apistogramma cacatuoides will do well in that tank. They actually exist in harder water and more alkaline water for some months of the year, so they should do fine in your tank.

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    Definitely add more filtration, whatever fish you choose to add.

    Is there no heater in the tank?....how about posting a pic of the tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Definitely add more filtration, whatever fish you choose to add.

    Is there no heater in the tank?....how about posting a pic of the tank
    heater is set to 73-74

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    I don't mind shrimp-eaters. The apistogramma cacatuoides are beautiful...just googled them. Any idea where I could get them? Located in central NJ. Drove out to a few places this past weekend and was not impressed. I will post pics of tank when I get home from work.
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    Here are some tank pics. Hard to get any without blur of passing cories. Still one fake plant (in log decoration, left rear). The cories love hiding there, though. So I might leave it alone. Hoping rest of plants grow in well to fill space. Mostly anacharis and java moss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    Because that tank has a decent height, you could add a single angelfish, and then a school of rummy nose tetras. Some of the dwarf cichlids tend to stay low in the tank, competing for space with those cories. An Angel will give something in the top half, and the rummies are lower - mine use the bottom half of my tank.
    I was thinking about angel fish but concerned about the "ethics" of keeping one alone because of what I read about their schooling behaviors in the wild...Also, keeping two I know raises some problems potentially.
    -Aude

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