29 gallon Build, Starting With Stocking!

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So I purchased a 29 gallon aquarium because I got sick of people on the lore telling me my tanks are too small to do what I want lol so here I am with a 29 gallon and I just want to hear some ideas for what I could do or what has worked for others. I must say this before hand, I don’t like tetras, I don’t like mollies, I don’t like guppies. And I have a clown pleco that will be going in to the 29 gallon.
 

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Apistogramma are a really cool fish and you can have them as a centerpiece.

I really like cherry barns but you must have double the females than males.
 
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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
Apistogramma are a really cool fish and you can have them as a centerpiece.

I really like cherry barns but you must have double the females than males.
I assume cherries are the little red guys lol, I had some idea of what I wanted but never got word back from anybody experienced. I was thinking
2x banded gourami (A male and a female)
1x clown pleco
6x pearl danios
5x albino corys
Does this sound feasible? They’re ideal water parameters overlap so by that standard they’re good
 

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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
Apistogramma are a really cool fish and you can have them as a centerpiece.

I really like cherry barns but you must have double the females than males.
Not true, you can have an all-male school.
Cherry Barbs are one of the most peaceful barbs you can get.

I have more females than males in my tank, but that's all the LFS had.
 
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Not true, you can have an all-male school.
Cherry Barbs are one of the most peaceful barbs you can get.

I have more females than males in my tank, but that's all the LFS had.
Appreciate the counter advice but I wouldn’t want all males lol. Double the females will probably keep the males busy.
 

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Not true, you can have an all-male school.
Cherry Barbs are one of the most peaceful barbs you can get.

I have more females than males in my tank, but that's all the LFS had.
I have an all male school and they are displaying well.
 
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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
Apistogramma are a really cool fish and you can have them as a centerpiece.

I really like cherry barns but you must have double the females than males.
How large do apistogramma get?
 

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How large do apistogramma get?
Depending on your species, but most no larger than four inches.
 

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Apistogramma cacatuoides is my favorite, but they are one of the most aggressive.

My favorite for a community would be the agassizii
 
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Depending on your species, but most no larger than four inches.
Are they aggressive? Are they flake eaters or will they chomp on live foods?
 

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Jake21 said:
I assume cherries are the little red guys lol, I had some idea of what I wanted but never got word back from anybody experienced. I was thinking
2x banded gourami (A male and a female)
1x clown pleco
6x pearl danios
5x albino corys
Does this sound feasible? They’re ideal water parameters overlap so by that standard they’re good
Apologies, I may have been the member who never replied. Things can get a little chaotic when you're running in between multiple active threads and I've also been having notification issues. The list does look familiar. I would up the number of corys and danios to 10-12 in both schools.
 

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Are they aggressive? Are they flake eaters or will they chomp on live foods?
Both
 

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Jake21 said:
Are they aggressive? Are they flake eaters or will they chomp on live foods?
They can be a bit feisty, but usually only with other fish alike them.
 
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Five 97 said:
Apologies, I may have been the member who never replied. Things can get a little chaotic when you're running in between multiple active threads and I've also been having notification issues. The list does look familiar. I would up the number of corys and danios to 10-12 in both schools.
No worries! I appreciate the response. If I do up the schools to 10 to each will I be overstocked?
 
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They can be a bit feisty, but usually only with other fish alike them.
Would they work fine with some danios do you think? I really love pearl danios they have such beautiful color
 

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No worries! I appreciate the response. If I do up the schools to 10 to each will I be overstocked?
Thanks! And no, if you take both of the schools up to 10 each, you won't be overstocked. But if you wanted to go with Apistos in this tank as well, I would just keep the corys at 8x (but still bring up the school of danios) and add a pair of A. borelli, or some other apisto species that have a cooler temperature range.
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Would they work fine with some danios do you think? I really love pearl danios they have such beautiful color
I've had no issues keeping them together.
 
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Thanks! And no, if you take both of the schools up to 10 each, you won't be overstocked. But if you wanted to go with Apistos in this tank as well, I would just keep the corys at 8x, but still bring up the # of danios, and add a pair of A. borelli, or some other apisto that can handle cooler temps.

I've had no issues keeping them together.
This is great information thank you, if I didn’t go with apistogrammas what would be another great centerpiece with the other fish I have listed?
 

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Jake21 said:
This is great information thank you, if I didn’t go with apistogrammas what would be another great centerpiece with the other fish I have listed?
I think the banded gouramis alone would make great centerpiece fish for a 29 gallon, but a pair of bolivian rams could work instead of the apistos in the bottom. They're still dwarf cichlids, so you'll see similar behavior from them as you would from apistos, not much of a difference there. They will get larger than most apisto species.
 

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You like platties? I mean, you don’t like mollies so you probably don’t like platties, but still.
 
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You like platties? I mean, you don’t like mollies so you probably don’t like platties, but still.
I don’t mind Platties actually I’ve seen some very interesting variations
 
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