Stocking 29 Gallon

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No problem! I can probably come up with some more if you tell me what the hight and depth of tank are.
 
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nikm128 said:
No problem! I can probably come up with some more if you tell me what the hight and depth of tank are.
The tank is 30x18x12 with some decimals i dont remember

mattm said:
The tank is 30x18x12 with some decimals i dont remember
Or maybe it is 30x12x18

Welp it is
30 long
18 tall
12 wide
 

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If the height is 18" you could put an angel in there. There are some other non centerpiece fish that are just really fun to watch I can suggest if you want.
 
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nikm128 said:
If the height is 18" you could put an angel in there. There are some other non centerpiece fish that are just really fun to watch I can suggest if you want.
Go ahead!
 

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nikm128 said:
(Most of these are schooling) Redtail shark, smaller schooling barbs like gold barbs, cherry barbs, rosy barbs etc. upside down catfish, corrydoras catfish, glass/ghost catfish, silver or marbled hatchetfish. That's all I can think of at the moment.
Do you think this stocking would work?
1x Pearl Gourami
8-10x Cherry Barbs
8-10x Neon or Cardinal Tetras (Which one is better?)
1x Rubbernose Pleco
Also what substrate is best for this stocking?
 

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Looks good. I’d do neon tetras for even more color
 

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Instead of a Pleco I’d do like 6 Cories of your choice.
 
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AquaticJ said:
Instead of a Pleco I’d do like 6 Cories of your choice.
Im not sure about that because i wasnt planning on getting sand
 

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It doesn’t have to be sand *breaks internet*, just pick smooth, smaller gravel.
 
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AquaticJ said:
It doesn’t have to be sand *breaks internet*, just pick smooth, smaller gravel.
Ok thanks!

AquaticJ said:
It doesn’t have to be sand *breaks internet*, just pick smooth, smaller gravel.
Would it be easier to get sand? Does sand take more to care for?
 

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I have cories and a pleco in my 29 gallon,! They will be fine together if you decide to get them both.. it's got enough bottom room for both ime.
 

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Sand is a pain in the butt to clean so it's kind of more work in that sense. Also corries are perfectly fine with gravel; that's what mine have.
 
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nikm128 said:
Sand is a pain in the butt to clean so it's kind of more work in that sense. Also corries are perfectly fine with gravel; that's what mine have.
Ok thanks, I have been told that cories are only allowed in sand, but had seen them in gravel in pictures/videos, so thanks for the confirmation!
 

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No problem! Glad to clear that up instead of you making a decision you end up unhappy with.
 

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mattm said:
Ok thanks, I have been told that cories are only allowed in sand, but had seen them in gravel in pictures/videos, so thanks for the confirmation!
They can be easily kept on clean gravel. If it's dirty they will be more susceptible to infection. Mine are on gravel and have very long barbels and seem to suffer no ill from it!!
 
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So I'm getting a 29 gallon fish tank, which is 30 long, 18 tall, and 12 wide. So will this work this might be final.

1x Angelfish (18 inch tall tank so should be fine)
12-16x Schooling fish (please recommend) or
Two schools of 6-8 Schooling fish?
5-6x Kuhli Loaches

Let me know the school or schools I am looking for some color contrast... but anything is fine.
 

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I wouldn’t do an angel with kuhlis, the temp difference is to much. If you were to ditch the kuhlis and go with a warm water cory then you could do a general middle schooler. Like cardinal tetras. They are common and can handle the warm water angels need.

Just a thought, but it seems like you keep wanting fish that you can’t typically get at pet stores. Have you considered ordering all your fish online? That way you’d get the worth of the shipping and get all the fish you want.
 

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A 29 gallon is not big enough for an angel to share with 12-16 other fish.

Maybe one small school of 6...

29 gallon is bare minimum for an angel. Almost too small. So if you want an angel, i would just do the angel and bottom dwellers only.
 
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