Stocking New 29 Gallon Tank

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I've convinced myself that I should move up to a 29 gallon tank. I'm planning to move my three platy (ffm) in, once the cycling is finished. Would I be alright to include another three platy (total 4f2m) in the tank? I'm thinking that 6-8 tetras would look nice in there, too... possibly neon, cardinal, or rummy nose.
With that population, do I have room for a bigger fish or two? If so, are there any that you'd recommend in particular?
The plants are all plastic or silk, as I'm not into gardening.
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Wumbology said:
I think a pair of dwarf gouramis would look really good maybe with a bristlenose pleco for a cool bottom feeder
It's hard to find female dwarf gouramis, because they are a dull gray usually. Males, which are much more common, will fight.
Rather than a BN which has a huge bioload, I'd do a group of 6 cories of the same species.
 
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Thanks, everyone, for your replies.
I have some particular questions, relating to your responses.
1. I've been reading about dwarf gouramI disease, and it seems like a pretty regular thing... is it? ... and should I avoid the gouramI for that reason?
2. About the cories... I have a smooth gravel substrate, and I've read that they prefer sand. Will that be a problem?
3. Are kribensis males aggressive towards each other? Are they easily sexed, so I can get one male, one female?
Thanks, again.
 

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If the gravel is smooth, it won't be a problem but they much prefer sand.
As for the dwarf gouramI disease, I wouldn't let that concern you.
Two male kribs in a 29 gallon would not be a good idea.
 

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Yes a 29 gallon is too small to accommodate two male kribs, one would be fine though.


 
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I should also ask... will tetras school with other species of tetras, as my platys do, or should I make sure that all tetras are of the same type?
 

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You need to make sure they are the same species.


 
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Anders247 said:
Two male kribs in a 29 gallon would not be a good idea.

Is there room for a male and a female?
... and thank you for that link. It was very informative.
 

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I would not do a male and female in a 29.


 

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It's enough room for a pair, but I wouldn't do it because they can be aggressive when breeding and there's limited space for the other fish to get away.
 

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