29 Gallon Stocking List

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by BettaFishKeeper4302, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    So i am finally getting my fish tank done. Next week i am doing a fish cycle with tetra safe start. (Don't worry i know what i'm doing) and i am getting 3 guppies (male) to start it. But after the tank is cycled i plan to eventually add all the fish below. Check it out and see if there could possibly be an issue (doubt it)

    6x Albino corys
    6x guppies(male) adding 3 after the cycle first.
    6x neon tetras
    1x pleco (one of the smaller breeds like a pitbull most likely)

    Possibly more in the future if i have the room!

  2. penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    That looks good. Glad that someone else is using TSS :D I've had great success with it and haven't ever lost a fish during cycling.

    EDIT: Just read up on pitbull plecos a bit more. A few different sources say that they prefer small groups. I would do some more research and consider something like a bristlenose or clown pleco.

  3. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Thats great to here!

  4. DalmatianMollieLoverNew MemberMember

    I’m a little worried about that being over stocking slightly. Following the inch of fish per gallon guideline, you would need about a 35 gallon tank for that stocking.
    6 albino Cory's -16.8 inches
    6 male guppies -6 inches
    6 neon tetras-9 inches
    1 pit bull pleco- 3 inches
    Wich comes to a total of 34.8
    Although it is guideline I would still be careful to not overstock.
  5. penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Inch per gallon doesn't work, even as a guideline. The stocking above would be fine.
  6. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Bruh, inch per gallon is a terrible rule. It is not even a rule its a rumor. Don't believe that.

    Knew it. Inch per gallon is non existent.
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  7. alauruinValued MemberMember

    Pitbulls are amazing little fish, but they do prefer to be in groups.
  8. tetraboiValued MemberMember

    Your idea looks good to me, good luck!
  9. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks i will check up on that right now.
  10. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. The scape will make it even better.
  11. tetraboiValued MemberMember

    Agree, I have a clown pleco that has done very well and survived a lot of ich problems in my tank, I would definitely recommend a clown pleco.
  12. Hunter1Well Known MemberMember

    I would lean towards the BN.

    You will not be overstocked if you have adequate filteration and add slowly.

    My 29 has 6 cherry barbs, 9 glow light rasporas, 3 guppies, 1 pearl gourami and 8 corys (plus 2 baby corys). I change 40% water weekly.

    Most of my tanks are heavier stocked and require 2Xs a week water changes. This is my office tank that I keep it reduced so I only do 1 WC a week.
  13. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    I think you have room to bump the neon tetra school up to 8 or 10
  14. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    While people often claim that they can force neons and guppies to live together, I always adhere to the basics. Livebearers in hard, alkaline water, tetras in soft, acidic water. I would put those guppies in a 10 gallon next door and add some crushed coral and a bit of salt if necessary.
  15. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Do you think cardinal tetras would be better for that stocking plan?
  16. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Cardinals really want soft, acidic water, too. They don't have such a bad reputation for keeling over the way neons do, but I still wouldn't do it. Also, consider that the guppies will live 1-2 years while the cardinals should live up to 5, and the neons up to 10 (if they're wild caught or Florida-bred and not the usual pathetic specimens from Thailand). I do think the animals' needs should come before the human need for certain color combinations.

    Another idea--if you like red and blue, and your water is hard and alkaline--consider blue star Endlers. If you're only doing male livebearers, you won't have to worry about hybridizing.
  17. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Ooh great idea! I really wish my LFS sold that kind of endler
  18. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    I actually havefo
    So this stocking is almost overstocked???

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