Possible addition to a 30G

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Ziabis, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. ZiabisWell Known MemberMember

    I have 6 dime size (1/2inch)Black Phantom with 1 large Black Phantom....
    5 inch size glowlight tetras....in a 30G with live plants...

    I was thinking of either getting some Guppies or Platies 3-4 or 5-6.

    It may seem that I already have to much?

    Can any one give me there expert opinion?

    Thank you...

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  2. orangeclumsy1Valued MemberMember

    IMO you could add one or two more Glowlight tetras and then maybe a dwarf gourami as a centerpiece fish, and maybe 6 corydoras catfish. :)

  3. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    Honestly, the BP is too big for that tank. They would require a much bigger tank. Take a look at Ken's BPs! It's just not healthy for the fish.
  4. orangeclumsy1Valued MemberMember

  5. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

  6. ZiabisWell Known MemberMember

    I meant Black Phantom...
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  7. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    Black phantoms don't take up much room at all. I think you could get away with the guppies, just be aware that they will breed prolifically.
  8. ZiabisWell Known MemberMember

    So you recomend guppies over platties for my tank setup?
  9. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    Platies are quite a bit bigger. I think guppies are smaller and I prefer the colours, but apart from that they are about the same. They will both drop a lot of babies. But if you leave them alone, most will get eaten. I went with all male guppies for a while in my last tank and they looked very good.
  10. fishynoobWell Known MemberMember

    I believe platys and guppys grow to around the same size of approx 3 inch for female a bit smaller for males.
    Sworttails which are similar to platys can grow up to 5 inchs.
    I may be wrong through :)

    Personally I went with platys because both the males and females have stunning colouration where guppy females ten to be a bit plainer.

    Unfortunately I cannot give any advice about what would fit in your tank I'm still learning about that:)
  11. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember


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