Stocking Suggestions?

Mr.Mang09

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Hey, I have a 29 gallon tank currently stocked with 9 rummynose tetras, 1 platy, cherry shrimp,5 nerite snails, and some pond snail infestation. My ph is 8 and the temp is 78 F, and I have 2 amazon swords, 3 narrow leaf java Ferns, 1 regular java fern, and some Italian val. I’d maybe like to have another schoal of fish that would contrast with the Rummynose. I don’t really want a centerpiece fish, but i’d consider whatever ideas you guys have. My filtration is a 20-40 aqua-tech filter( will hopefully be replacing soon with a sechem tidal 55) and a small sponge filter.
Thanks!
 

kettlekorn13

Member
Maybe some neon tetras??? their blue would look nice with the red in the rummy nose
 
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Mr.Mang09

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Thanks for the reply. Might try them, although I’ve heard mixed things on whether them or cardinals are better.
What’s your opinion?
Also they’ve would school with the rummy nose, right?
 

FishFish221

Member
A school of corydoras or any type of smaller tetras will work.

Mr.Mang09 said:
although I’ve heard mixed things on whether them or cardinals are better.
What’s your opinion?
It really depends on how the neon tetras are bred. The methods used in farm bred neon tetras tend to make them less hardy than cardinals, but if they are bred by a breeder that does not use the methods used in fish farms, it doesn't really matter.
 
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Mr.Mang09

Member
Yea I thought about corydoras. Would they be fine with shrimp?
 

FishFish221

Member
Mr.Mang09 said:
Yea I thought about corydoras. Would they be fine with shrimp?
They should be okay.
 
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Mr.Mang09

Member
Ok thanks, what Corydor species would you recommend? My tank has dragon stone so sone if the swimming space on the floor of the tank is somewhat limited.
 

FishFish221

Member
Mr.Mang09 said:
Ok thanks, what Corydor species would you recommend? My tank has dragon stone so sone if the swimming space on the floor of the tank is somewhat limited.
Species such as Corydoras aeneus or Corydoras sterbaI will work, so will most other commonly available species.
 

Hunter1

Member
I second the Cory suggestion, Sterbias are the tightest schooling in my experience but I love the activity of peppers too.
 

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