Stocking New 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by SnowCrashR, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. SnowCrashRNew MemberMember

    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.
    Thank you for any input.

  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You can do a centerpiece fish such as honey or dwarf gourami, Kribensis, German blue ram or Bolivian ram. Also a school of bottom feeders would work, cories or otocinclus.

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  3. WumbologyNew MemberMember

  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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.
  5. SnowCrashRNew MemberMember

    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.
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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 29g would not be a good idea.
  7. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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

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  8. SnowCrashRNew MemberMember

    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?
  9. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You need to make sure they are the same species.

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  10. SnowCrashRNew MemberMember

    Perfect! Thank you.
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  12. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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

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  13. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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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