Is this a good group?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Wumbology, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. WumbologyNew MemberMember

    I am setting up a new 29 gallon freshwater tank. I am using a smooth gravel substate. I have a 30 gallon filter. Would these be a good group of fish?

    3 diamond tetras, 3 black kuhli loaches, 2 siamese algae eaters, 1 rainbow shark, 1 blood red parrot fish

    If these would not work what additions and subtractions I make?
    P.S. I don't like german and Bolivian rams. Should I upgrade my filter it will it be fine?
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    29 gallon isn't big enough for the shark or parrot, nor the siamese algae eaters imo as they're very active fish.
    You could do with upping the number of tetra to at least 6 & adding a couple more kuhlis.
    If you don't like rams, how about a pair of honey or dwarf gourami?.
    What filter do you have as 30 gallon doesn't tell us much about the turnover?
    Welcome to Fishlore btw :)
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  3. OP

    WumbologyNew MemberMember

    Thanks. I am going to look into honey gourami. Can someone suggest an appropriate algae eater for this size tank?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  4. escapay

    escapayWell Known MemberMember

    Good algae eater would be a Bristlenose Pleco. They generally get 5-6" and won't be too big for the tank.

    (and agreed on Coradee's advice on which fish to avoid in that size)

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