Final Stock...I Think

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I think I've finally decided on a stocking list. This will all depend on whether we move or not and whether wherever we move to allows us to keep the tank running.

Its a Fluval 29 Gallon long. 36"x16"x12". Has a lid and light. I have a heater in it set at 25 I believe and my filter is a Fluval C3. Stock I am thinking is:

1 Angelfish
3 Swordtails
4 Corydora's (haven't decided what type yet)

If we are allowed to keep it once we move I will be making the transition to trying a planted tank I think. In that case what base is best to use and well as what plants work best with these fish? Caves or driftwood?
 

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Cories are schooling fish and need to be in a group of 6+. Also, since you are adding an angelfish, you'd need to put warm water cories such as trilleneatus, sterbai, aeneus and adolfoi.


 

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Dom90 said:
Cories are schooling fish and need to be in a group of 6+. Also, since you are adding an angelfish, you'd need to put warm water cories such as trilleneatus, sterbai, aeneus and adolfoi.
If I'm not mistaken, don't angelfish get too big for a 29?
 

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bettamars said:
If I'm not mistaken, don't angelfish get too big for a 29?
Usually, but the OP has a 29 Long with a 36" footprint, not the usual 30" so in this case, it's acceptable.


 
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Dom90 said:
Cories are schooling fish and need to be in a group of 6+. Also, since you are adding an angelfish, you'd need to put warm water cories such as trilleneatus, sterbai, aeneus and adolfoi.
C.trilineatus are not a warm water cory, any one of the other three species would be ok with Angels in a group of at least 6
 

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I would not get swordtails in there, they get big. If you do make sure they are all males so as not to have any fry.
And yes, the cories need a group of 6+ and it needs to be warm water.
Corydoras aeneus, sterbai, adolfoi, oiapoquensis, seussi, gossei, and duplicareus are warm water cories.
 
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I've been told by a few people that Cory's can be okay in a group of 4. Obviously as a schooling fish 6 is recommended but could they still thrive with 4? I just don't want to overstock. I absolutely LOVE my Angel and I LOVE my Swordtails (have 2 right now) but I feel like I need a bottom feeder as well. The Chinese Algae Eater is being rehomed.
 

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FishieAB said:
I've been told by a few people that Cory's can be okay in a group of 4. Obviously as a schooling fish 6 is recommended but could they still thrive with 4? I just don't want to overstock. I absolutely LOVE my Angel and I LOVE my Swordtails (have 2 right now) but I feel like I need a bottom feeder as well. The Chinese Algae Eater is being rehomed.
You won't be overstocked. They won't be as happy in that smaller group, 6 or more is just a minimum, ideally it should be far more.
6 is fine in your tank.
 
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Anders247 said:
You won't be overstocked. They won't be as happy in that smaller group, 6 or more is just a minimum, ideally it should be far more.
6 is fine in your tank.
Okay.

And I've always read that male Swordtails shouldn't be kept together. If there's no female is that different?
 

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I assume yes..... it is with other livebearers anyhow.
 
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