My 29 gallon stocking plan...comment please

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After lots of issues with aggressive, too large, and overly timid fish I've finally decided on a stocking plan for my 29 gallon.
Please comment, I'd like feedback before I begin purchasing new fish.

3 Peppered Corys (already have)
3 Julii Corys (already have)
3 Mystery Snails (I have 1 already)
1 Flame Dwarf Gourami
12 Fancy Guppys (4 guys and 8 girls)

My tank is planted with gravel in back and sand in front, separated with rock and driftwood.
There is a lot of hiding spots in and around the driftwood and among the plants.
I expect the guppys to breed, and I'll donate/sell any surviving fry to my LFS. (I've already checked and they do allow it)

Other info you may want to know: The tank is cycled and has been running for a few months. I have a Cascade 1000 canister filter and standard fluorescent lighting.

Thanks in advance for your comments!
Scott
 

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Looks good to me as long as you have a plan for fry. Are your cories schooling together? I just bought 3 black fins myself and the solo bronze I had buddied right up to them lol.
 
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They did at first, now they are only together when fighting over the algae wafer I feed them. The rest of the time they stick with their own species.
 

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8 female guppies - you'll be overrun with guppies before long.
 

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You might want to get 2 male guppies, and then get a school of peaceful tetras or harlequin rasboras instead of the 8 females.
 

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Meenu said:
You might want to get 2 male guppies, and then get a school of peaceful tetras or harlequin rasboras instead of the 8 females.
I agree this would be much better and would still look great and be active
 
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Well.. I think you're right. I'll go with the Harlequin Rasboras vice the guppys.

I added a flame dwarf gouromi last night, and he already feels safe enough to venture out from his hiding hole.

I'm going to add the rasboras soon so that I don't lose the BB from the tanks previous occupants. How many do you think? I'm leaning toward 10 to 15.
That will put my stock at:
3 Julii
3 Peppered
3 Mystery Snails
1 Flame Dwarf Gouromi
and 10-15 Rasboras.
 

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Meenu said:
You might want to get 2 male guppies, and then get a school of peaceful tetras or harlequin rasboras instead of the 8 females.
Be careful if you do this....I've been keeping two males for a few months and it's been nothing but a fin-nipping nightmare. It is possible though...I think I just ended up with a rogue guppy, LOL.
 

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Mine did that when I had 3 males. Another option would be 2 female platies as the only livebearers. They are colorful and pretty peaceful.
 
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