Stocking Ideas For My 30 Gallon 30 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by AlejandroRodriguez, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. AlejandroRodriguez

    AlejandroRodriguezNew MemberMember

    I was thinking of buying neon tetras, but I read that they need (or feel more comfortable) in densely planted aquariums. Do any of you know of another schooling fish that would feel comfortable in my fish tank? IMG_20190712_203447.jpg
     
  2. RyanC14

    RyanC14Valued MemberMember

    White cloud minnows or rosy red minnows
     
  3. Bexiboo

    BexibooValued MemberMember

    Bear in mind rosy red are often feeders so they tend to have subpar health. Medication will be necessary unless you find someone selling healthy pet quality ones (most LFS I’ve run into only have feeders). They’re fantastic fish once you overcome that hurdle - I’m keeping a few myself. Very entertaining & brassy little guys!! They also breed like chiclids, which makes them a very fun egg laying species, but also means they need caves to feel comfortable.

    If you choose Rosy Reds make sure to buy ones that already achieved their color if aesthetics is important to you. Some will lean more toward their minnow roots and end up silver, because RRs are just a variation of fathead minnows, so getting pinkish ones to start with alleviates that.
     
  4. hanra85

    hanra85Valued MemberMember

    Nice looking tank... Rummynose tetras if you're looking for a tight schooler, praecox or blue eye rainbows are also nice...
     
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    AlejandroRodriguez

    AlejandroRodriguezNew MemberMember

    I think my water is too hot for minnow. The temperature in my tank is 76-80
     
  6. RyanC14

    RyanC14Valued MemberMember

    Maybe rasboras could work?
     
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    AlejandroRodriguez

    AlejandroRodriguezNew MemberMember

    I thought that rasbora were more shoalers than schoolers
     
  8. Triggerman

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  9. NC122606

    NC122606Well Known MemberMember

    How much gallons is it? Because if it is above 29 I have a good idea.
     
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    AlejandroRodriguez

    AlejandroRodriguezNew MemberMember

    Its a 30 gallon 36x12x16
     
  11. NC122606

    NC122606Well Known MemberMember

    You could do a school of blind cave tetra, which would look very cool almost like remaking their cave dwelling environment.
     
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    AlejandroRodriguez

    AlejandroRodriguezNew MemberMember

    They seem pretty cool... The things is that I wont find them in any of my LFS... I need something more readily available
     
  13. MommaWilde

    MommaWildeWell Known MemberMember

    I just gotta say I love the look of your tank. A pair of brichardi would work.
     
  14. jinjerJOSH22

    jinjerJOSH22Valued MemberMember

    A school of Ember tetra, if they are the only fish in the tank it shouldn't make much of a difference if it's planted or not.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
  15. Alan0823

    Alan0823Valued MemberMember

    Put some jewel cichilds, or mbuna cichilds they'll look great in that setup.
     
  16. Noroomforshoe

    NoroomforshoeValued MemberMember

  17. Triggerman

    TriggermanValued MemberMember

    I second that GlowLight tetras
     

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  18. Triggerman

    TriggermanValued MemberMember

    Don't rule out Cherry Barb's or pork chop rasboras
     
  19. Triggerman

    TriggermanValued MemberMember

    A couple Dennison and Barbs would look very nice in that
     

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  20. Jaguar

    JaguarValued MemberMember


    Glowlight tetras need planted tanks. By the picture you sent I think you mean glofish.