Good fish to put with Black Skirt Tetras?

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Hey everyone, I just added my first fish to my newly cycled 30 G tank I am super excited to finally have fish in there after cycling for weeks! The first fish I have added are 4 black skirt tetras. So far they are doing great, swimming around in their group and after a few hours I placed a little food in the tank and they ate (I'm taking that as a good sign since I hear some fish get stressed and won't eat when being added to a tank)

Anyhoo, I'm going to let them do their thing for a few weeks and give myself a chance to check on my levels to make sure I don't get any spikes, but I was wondering when I am ready, what would be some other good fish to add to the tank? I've heard these fish can be a bit bossy and nip at others, but with a 30 G tank I'd like to have more than just a bunch of black skirts.

Any suggestions on how I could add some more diversity to my tank? The prettier and cooler, the better! Thanks!!
 

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since black skirt like to hangout with each other so they wont be much of prob for the other fishes. theyll stay with other comunity fishes.
 

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A few more black skirts, first that will help keep them from nipping any other fish you put in.

Is that a 30G breeder (do you know the dimensions?). For the bottom, you could have a nice school of 6 or so cories. My favorite are trilineatus cories (sometimes sold as Julii, or False Julii).
 
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I don't believe its a breeder tank, its about 22 inches tall and 30 inches wide
 
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Haha sorry, yeah I just rounded up but it is a 29G. Either way, any other fish you might suggest aside from cories?
 

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You have quite a few options for tank mates, just make sure to add a few more black skirts. Groups tend help them be more comfortable and limit the fin nipping to their own kind.

I would recommend fish that don't have long fins or too slow moving. A lot of people tend to keep them with danios, rasboras and livebearers like Platy's or Mollies. Nothing small enough to fit in their mouth.
 
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Thanks so much! How many black skirts do you think I should have in a 29G? I don't want to add so many that I have less room for other fish, thanks!
 

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At least 6 total, up to 8 (I have a school of 8 harlequin rasboras and it seems like a good number).

Platies would be nice too! They're zippy and brightly colored. Maybe 4 of them?
 

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I have a 29 gallon tank. I have 5 black skirted tetras and they seem happy. At times they chase each other, but they will school at times and then find their own 'zone'. In addition, I have 4 cory cats (emeralds & green). Yep, sorry I accidently forgot what the first two were. 3 otos, and 2 south American bumblebee catfish. I only see the last two at night. But everyone seems to get along
 
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