what to switch tanks with?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by fishaddiction, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    I'm considering on getting a 29 gallon fish tank and I was wondering what to relocate from my 20 gallon, I have:
    2 American Flagfish
    2 Bumblebee Gobie's
    1 Acei Cichlid
    3 pygmy corys
    1 t-bone tetra
    1 spiny eel

    As you can see why I'm getting a new tank. I'm sure on relocating the eel but other than that I'm not sure? there all at minimum sizes so they just fit in the tank also the Cichlid is starting to chase the flagfish more than usual any reason other than being a Cichlid? Finally why does the eel just come out when I'm not around he's new and I know there shy but also he sits on plants high up any reason? (I know the tank is to small for him hense the reason he's hopefully moving tanks)
  2. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Hello :)

    If you could get a larger tank, like a 55 gallon, that would work out better. Both spiny eels and acei cichlids need that as a minimum. Then you could switch those over and up your schools of cory and tetra to 6.

    I've never heard of a t-bone tetra, is there another name it goes by? Or could you post a picture?

    Also, bumblebee gobies aren't recommended for community setups (with tetras, cories...etc), but would probably be eaten if you put it in the tank with the acei. It might be best to rehome those ones.
  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

  4. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    I believe there is misinformation, as some BBGs are brackish and some are fresh. People say it shortens the lifespan of BBGs to be in fresh but my old LFS had the same half a dozen they 'rescued' in a display tank that was FW for years with no problems. I still agree about rehoming them. They are very little and have trouble competing for food too.
  5. OP

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    T-bone tetras are also called Harlequin Rasboras also its my budget that holds me back I wish I could get a 55 gallon tank.
  6. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I would hold off and save for it. There is nothing worse than buying a tank and then wishing you had waited and gotten a bigger tank. Happens all the time. it will happen to you if you get the 29.....
  7. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    If you aren't able to get a 55+ gallon tank, I'd strongly recommend finding new homes for the eel, acei, and goby. I'm not experienced with spiny eels, but I know that aceis and bumblebee gobies get aggressive and will probably end up killing all your other fish.
  8. OP

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    Right now the conies are the kindest of my fish its the Cichlid that I'm considering to relocate.
  9. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Some have had success with gobies in a peaceful setup, and some haven't. If it works for you, then that's great! :)

    If you rehome the cichlid and the eel then, and up the schools of cory and tetra to 6, your tank should be pretty well stocked!
  10. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    Don't you just love the cories? They don't bother anybody <3
  11. OP

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    The corys are cool also my eel may or may not have died he didn't look to good and I was going to relocate hopefully in a month but he just keeps looking worse haven't seen him in a day (not usual for him) Cichlid wise I'm relocating Tuesday and Friday I'm getting 1 cory and 1 American Flagfish to kick off Christmas break and that will end stocking my tank. Getting a salt water tank for Christmas so that will keep me busy. :)

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