Low Tech Suggestions For 35 Gallon And Fish Compatibility Question

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  1. Faytaya

    FaytayaValued MemberMember

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    Hello all. :)
    This is part three of my threefold set of questions regarding my planned 35 gallon.

    I want to keep rainbowfish and khulis with a heavily planted tank. Will the khulis or rainbowfish destroy my aquatic garden? If so, are there any better suggestions for compatible species? Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    Both are great for planted tanks in fact do better with plants than without. Rainbowfish do appreciate some greens in their diet but if kept well fed will rarely bother plants.
     
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    Good with planted tanks but also I think depending on the rainbows you get they will
    1) Out grow your tank size (I know how you feel I wanted them in my 36)
    or 2) Will be too much of a load for your tank.
    Because both of them are technically "schooling fish" loaches need 6 plus and rainbows need multiple and there is not enough room in that tank size for enough rainbows :'(
    If you really want rainbows though it's probably safe, just don't add anything else besides rainbows and loaches.
     
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    I'm planning on running anoxic filtration and a plenum alongside a decent canister, so maybe if I go with mini rainbows?
     
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    How long is a 35gal tank? Species such as Boesemani can be kept in a 36" long tank but I think 48" is better, especially if heavily aquascaped since in a 36 you would need to keep most of the length clear for swimming space. In that case Praecox, Parva, Pygmaea or other dwarf species would be more suitable.
     
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    Mine is 36' so I might look into your suggestions instead.
     
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    No problem, there are lots of dwarf options depending on local availability. Praecox are the most common. Consider also the Threadfins and Pseudomulgils.
     
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    Oh I love the Pseudomulgils! Lovely!
     
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