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Old 12-08-2019, 11:23 PM   #1
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I recently set up a 30 gallon hexagon fish tank that is supposed to be a community tank. I need help figuring out what type of fish to get. I am going for a tropical type full of drift wood and artificial plants. I am letting the tank cycle as of now nut I have no clue what to buy. my main questions are

Pleco or corys

what kinds of fish that are kind of large but have a friendly temperament and can be with small to medium fish.

and other types of fish that I can put in
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:31 PM   #2
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In my opinion - Coryís. They have way more personality than plecoís in my opinion.

As for other tank mates it depends on what youíre going for
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:42 PM   #3
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Ok. thanks for your help. what type of corys are best?
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:49 AM   #4
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Corydoras need a lot of bottom space which hexagon tanks dont have. Pygmy corys should be fine or a bristlenose pleco would work.
Schooling fish also need a lot of sideways space. So you're either looking at a bunch of smaller fish that don't need as much room or non schooling fish like livebearers. I've never had a problem with female platys, mollies are bigger but can sometimes be jerks.
What are the exact measurements of your tank?
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I second SaraB tbat Pygmy would be the Cory of choice. Having had several Hex tanks I know there is not truly enough bottom area for 4/6 Cories to swim comfortably and Pygmies seem to utilise a lot more of the middle area than regular Cories. I'm not a fan of doing single specimens of any but the most unsociable fish so I'd give Bristle Nose a pass too as at 4-6" they grow big enough to be an issue as a pair.
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So what your saying is that I should either get 2 pygmy corys, or one bristlennose pleco?
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No, 5-6 pygmy corys (they feel safe in groups) or 1 bristlenose pleco.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:21 PM   #8
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Ok! Thank you so much for your help.
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