Stocking For My 29 Gallon

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Hello, I currently have a 29 gallon tank stocked with an apistogramma agassiziI double red pair, 10 black neon tetras, 5 otocinclus, and 2 nerite snails. Plants are amazon sword, kleiner bar sword, italian val, cryptocryne, anubis, rotola indica, and ambulia, (also trying to start dwarf sag carpet). My soil is fluval stratum. PH is about 6.3 and temperature is about 80. Any other fish I could add to this. Love the fish tank so much but still feels like its lacking something. Thanks and have a blessed day
 

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I always do this, I have a perfectly good happy aquarium and feel it's lacking something, then that something causes trouble and I have to shuffle fish around to get equilibrium. I think if you're gonna add something i'd just increase the numbers of your schools, add more oto's and Black Neon's. You could double the numbers if you wanted.
 
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jinjerJOSH22 said:
I always do this, I have a perfectly good happy aquarium and feel it's lacking something, then that something causes trouble and I have to shuffle fish around to get equilibrium. I think if you're gonna add something i'd just increase the numbers of your schools, add more oto's and Black Neon's. You could double the numbers if you wanted.
That's what my plan was but wanted to see if anyone had some cool ideas! Maybe shrimp was another thing I was thinking
 

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Clancey said:
That's what my plan was but wanted to see if anyone had some cool ideas! Maybe shrimp was another thing I was thinking
I have no experience with Appisto's but I imagine they would eat shrimp.
 

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Crispii said:
Your tank is fully stocked imo.
Agreed. I would add 3 more fish MAX. you could add more when the plants grow larger but for now I would wait.
 

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The amount of fish that can happily live in a tank really depends on the amount of live plants. Plants help the nitrogen cycle a lot. I wouldn´t keep more than five small fish in a plantless 30 gal. If your plant are thriving, you could double the tetras and otocinclus.
 

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sr2z said:
The amount of fish that can happily live in a tank really depends on the amount of live plants. Plants help the nitrogen cycle a lot. I wouldn´t keep more than five small fish in a plantless 30 gal. If your plant are thriving, you could double the tetras and otocinclus.
Well... No with a proper filter you can keep more then 5 small fish in a 30. Plants don’t “help” the nitrogen cycle, they are just a part of it. They are part of the nitrogen fixation process.

You do have a point about being based on the amount of live plants. More live plants more fish you can keep.
 

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Well... No with a proper filter you can keep more then 5 small fish in a 30. Plants don’t “help” the nitrogen cycle, they are just a part of it. They are part of the nitrogen fixation process.
Ok, I guess that you are right. I have a 30 gal HEAVILY planted tank and NO filter as an experiment for a year now and no problems with water parameters or fish. So plants help a lot.
 

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