29 gallon stocking

  1. FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

    Here I am again :;hi1
    Ok so, I want to know the best combination of fish I can put in my 29 gallon tank.
    Dimensions are- 30"x19"x12"
    Substrate- Sand

    The fish I already own are
    -1 Dwarf gourami
    -2 Ghost Shrimp
    -1 Amano shrimp
    -1 Nerite Snail

    Other fish I would like to be in the tank are
    -Viper shrimp*
    -Ghost shrimp
    -Amano shrimp
    -Nerite snails*
    -Clown Pleco
    -Neon Tetra
    -Harlequin Rasbora
    -Kuhli loach*
    -Rummynose Tetra
    -Turquoise Danio

    * = the fish I Defiently want (Don't substitute)


    Thank you in advance for all replies :)
  2. aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    I would do 6 to 9 kuhli loaches, I just bought 6 of the banded about three weeks ago. The amano shrimp are social and should be in a group of at least three. You could do two or three male guppies they are not schooling fish but do like some friends. The other fish all need minimums of 6 or more as they are all schooling fish. You would need a well established tank with a good amt of algea to support the ottos I would hold off on those, A clown plecco or BN plecco would work , just one And two schools of which ever tetras that you want or the harlequin rasboras and a tetra, minimum 6 of each. Both species of pleco require real driftwood in the tank to aid in their digestion. I would check to see if the vampire shrimp are social and need friends or not. I would also suggest some tall plants real or fake to provide some hiding places to make the fish feel more secure, and also provide more places to grow some algea on the feed some of the critters and also some fresh veggies to feed the snails and pleco. Alison:;hi2
  3. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd add way more plants before you add the viper shrimp and add them last. The live plants will help grow the microorganisms that they eat.

    What about something like this?

    1x Dwarf gourami
    8-10x Kuhli loach
    8x Harlequin rasbora
    8x Neons
    2x Ghost shrimp
    3-4x Amano shrimp
    4-5x Nerite snails
    1x Viper shrimp

  4. FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

    I plan on getting some jungle val, and some other shorter plants
    Forgot to mention, my tank gets up to 77F in the spring/summer and down to about 75F during fall/winter.
    Could I do something like

    1x DG
    3x otocinclus Or 1x Clown pleco
    3x Nerite snail
    15x neon tetra
    8x harlequin rasbora Or Rummynose tetra Or Turquoise Danio
    3x Amano shrimp
    3x ghost shrimp
    8x Kuhli loach
    1x viper shrimp
    3x male guppies

    Is that to much?

    Also, I've had this tank cycled 1+ years.
    Plenty of algae for the algae eaters. ;)
    Thank you for your quick responses
  5. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    If you do otos, you need to do at least 6.

    Personally I think that's overstocked and too busy for a 29 gal tank.
  6. FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

    Ok, if I don't get the guppies, and get 1 clown pleco instead of the otocinclus would that be ok?
    Also, is it to busy because its a lot of different fish, or because of the 15 neons?
    Should I just get 13 neons, and 6 Harlequin rasbora(Or etc.)?
  7. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Because of all the species. Neons and rummynose aren't temp compatible either.

    How about this:

    1x DG
    1x Clown pleco
    3x Nerite snail
    8-10x neon tetra
    8x harlequin rasbora or turquoise danio
    3x Amano shrimp
    3x ghost shrimp
    8x Kuhli loach
    1x viper shrimp
  8. aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    I can't wait to see what you finally end up with. I will have to look up turquoise danio. I have never heard of them. Alison
  9. FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

    Ok, Thank you :)