New Tank - Fish Recommendations? 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by kmmar87, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. k

    kmmar87 New Member Member

    Hello everyone!

    I am setting up a new tank. The only unchangeable features are that it is 29 gal. and freshwater. I've kept the usual beginners fish (tetra, danio, corydoras, etc.) successfully for about 5 years, but now I am now looking at "bigger fish" and don't know where to start.

    I think I'd prefer to have 2-4 fish of a moderate size than the handul of little fish I'd had before. I want a group of fish that has a little more...personality...than my last tank had. At the very least I'd like fish that would appreciate live and/or frozen food.

    After my visit to the local store, I was all for angelfish, but then I started the research on them and decided they had best wait until I have a larger tank. Unfortunately that left me back at square one.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?
  2. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    Hi kmmar and WELCOME TO FISHLORE! :;hi2

    In my opinion, a 29g would be too small for any moderate size fish you could think of. The only fish I can think of are Gouramies, Goldfish, or Cichlids. But wait for more response from other members. I'm sure they'll probably have more suggestions and ideas :) Best of luck! :;hf Hope to see some photos of your tank. We love photos here :D
  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Hey welcome to the site! you could get a pair of convicts. You could get a spotted ctenapoma. Goldfish have lots of personality.

    You could get a large school of tiger barbs - while its a bunch of fish, theyt act like a single entity when they attack. Tiger barbs will eat guppies. I keep a crayfish in my barb tanks.
  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Kmmar and Welcome to Fish Lore!
    I hope you enjoy the site.
  5. S

    Sammyboi1993 Valued Member Member

    Kribs are Good with most fish
    German Blue Rams
    Blood Jewel Cichlid
    Keyhole Chichlid
    Cherry barbs
    All Are good Choices :)
  6. t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    X2 on the rams, defiantly have personality which is why I'm getting some for my 30g.
  7. m

    marina3 Valued Member Member

    How exciting!!! Post pictures!!!

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