Stocking 29 Gallon

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KimberlyG said:
I have kept an overstocked mbuna tank for 30 years...50 gallon minimum for these guys.
are there any types of cichlids I can do?
 

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Yes there are. You could do two angelfish. I believe that you could also do two electric blue acaras. There are other small cichlids like apistogramma that could work as well.
 

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I thought I was doing alright with about 6 or 7 garden variety mbuna (from the buy 5 for $5 tank) all raised from juvenile, however there was so much competition for space that I was got tired and worried watching them chase each other all day. I did wind up with two breeding pairs though; that was cool, except that I discovered the brooding mothers as I was gutting the tank to go a whole new direction.
 

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I'd suggest Bolivian Rams, they are far more adaptable and live easily at normal temps for other tropical fish.
 
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I know I've been posting a lot, but you can never ask too many questions.
Is there a stocking list anyone has for an Angelfish Community?
I was hoping to have 2 angelfish, at least one school maybe two, and some sort of cleaner.
I just wanted a stocking list and what order would be best to add them in.
Thanks, any help is appreciated
 

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Stocking:
-2 angelfish
-6 albino cory catfish
-1 longfin bristle nose pleco (Normal if you cant find longfin, they can be hard to find)
-6 serpae tetras

Order to add them
-angelfish
-bristle nose
-cory cats
-serpae tetras

You might be able to add 1 or 2 more small fish if you want. Hope this helps
 

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I definitely would not recommend two angelfish in a 29 gallon. That's the minimum size for one. The can get to be 6 to 8 inches tall, and IMO that's just to small of a tank. They can be very aggressive towards each other too, if you want to do just one I imagine it would be doable! Add the least agressive fish you pick first, the most agressive last!
 

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Too many angels. One at the most if it were me. Leave out second angel then add your school. Add the smaller fish first in this case. The angels can and most of the time are the more aggrisive fish.
 

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At 29 is not a suitable size for even 1 angel.
 
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Annie59 said:
Too many angels. One at the most if it were me. Leave out second angel then add your school. Add the smaller fish first in this case. The angels can and most of the time are the more aggrisive fish.
so something like this
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In this order?
-Serpae
-Angelfish
-Cory
-Pleco
 

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mattm said:
so something like this
AquStockImage.php?N=&L=30.25&D=12.5&H=18.png

In this order?
-Serpae
-Angelfish
-Cory
-Pleco
Bristlenose aren't temp compatible, nor are they a "cleaner". They are very messy fish. A clown pleco will work with that temp for the angel, but you should only get a pleco if you want a pleco and like how they look, not because they may eat algae.

I would stock cories, pleco, serpae, angelfish.
 

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ValerieAdams I completely disagree with your statement that plecos wont help. Once my 55 was having a algae problem and I got a pleco and he completely got rid of all the algae on his own. And yes I did feed him but he was great and I still have him. I made a forum about this here:
To All The Pleco Haters Out There....

Also BTW the oscars and BP and Flowerhorn are now in a 130 Gallon
 

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DaloAquatics said:
ValerieAdams I completely disagree with your statement that plecos wont help. Once my 55 was having a algae problem and I got a pleco and he completely got rid of all the algae on his own. And yes I did feed him but he was great and I still have him. I made a forum about this here:
To All The Pleco Haters Out There....

Also BTW the oscars and BP and Flowerhorn are now in a 130 Gallon
I wasn't meaning that they won't eat algae. Yes, bn plecos will eat algae. But they aren't "cleaners", they won't clean the tank (other than eating some algae) and they create A LOT of waste. But bn plecos aren't temp compatible with angels, clown plecos are but their diet isn't really algae. Though they may still eat some
 

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Ok. I just wanted to make sure, and I agree that they wont do water changes for you, but they will take care of some algae for you
 
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How long would you recommend in between stocking
 

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Thunder_o_b said:
At 29 is not a suitable size for even 1 angel.
I have to disagree with this. I think a 29 is ok, is a bigger tank better? Yup, but I think the 29 would be ok for one.
But this again is just my opinion.
 

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What about:
1 Angel
6-8 Cardinal tetras, serpae tetras, or cherry barbs
6-8 sterbai, bronze or albino cories
1 clown pleco (you'll need driftwood) or 2 nerite snails
Annie59 said:
I have to disagree with this. I think a 29 is ok, is a bigger tank better? Yup, but I think the 29 would be ok for one.
But this again is just my opinion.
I was going to put an angel in my 29 gallon until I saw a picture of one in a 29 and thought, yep no way I'm doing that to the poor thing. But it's really opinion based I think
 
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ValerieAdams said:
What about:
1 Angel
6-8 Cardinal tetras, serpae tetras, or cherry barbs
6-8 sterbai, bronze or albino cories
1 clown pleco (you'll need driftwood) or 2 nerite snails

I was going to put an angel in my 29 gallon until I saw a picture of one in a 29 and thought, yep no way I'm doing that to the poor thing. But it's really opinion based I think
Do Nerite snails Multiply. Because that is not something I want to deal with
 

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ValerieAdams said:
What about:
1 Angel
6-8 Cardinal tetras, serpae tetras, or cherry barbs
6-8 sterbai, bronze or albino cories
1 clown pleco (you'll need driftwood) or 2 nerite snails

I was going to put an angel in my 29 gallon until I saw a picture of one in a 29 and thought, yep no way I'm doing that to the poor thing. But it's really opinion based I think
would I be able to replace the cories with panda cories?
 
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