how many fish?

  1. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    Hi, I was curious about exactly how many fish I can have in my 30 gallon and I am open to suggestions. currently I have in my tank 3 bronze cories, 1 male swordtail, 1 male platy, 4 bloodfin tetras, (I will be getting 3 more soon.) So what else could I have in my tank? Or am I completely stocked? Thanks.
     
  2. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    With the platy, your close to fully stocked. They have huge bioloads

    If you rehome the platy, you can up the corys to 6 (there schooling too) and up your tetras
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    wow I had no idea! anything else I should know? btw I'm fine with doing lots of water changes. :)
     


  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Platies don't have huge bioloads, though they are messy.

    You can up your schools of cories and bloodfin tetra to at least 6 without rehoming anything.

    What about adding a Bolivian ram?
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    aren't they sort of sensitive?
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Bolivian rams? No. Blue rams are often sensitive because sometimes they're injected with hormones to make their colors brighter, but Bolivian rams are fine to be added to a cycled tank with appropriate tank mates.
     


  7. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    I may be thinking of Molly's (they have big bioloads no?)
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    huh, this is all so interesting to me.:)
     
  9. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Mollies do have large bioloads, but a single one wouldn't prevent proper stocking of schools in a 30 gal.
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    so I should have 6 cories?
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, 6 of the same species.
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    any other fish or have I reached max capacity?
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    What are the dimensions of the tank?

    You could add another small schooling fish.
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    30.8x12.5x18.9
     
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    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    anything a little brighter? not to be picky but I don't have a lot of color in my tank right now.:)
     
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    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

  18. Fettuccini

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    What about a pair of kribs?
     
  19. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I personally wouldn't add a pair of kribs with cories in a 30 gal. Kribs can be aggressive towards other bottom feeders when breeding.
     
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    CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    Any brightly colored schooling fish for a thirty gallon? (I like active fish.)