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Old 06-01-2004, 11:00 AM   #11
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YOu could try some gouramis and cory cats as well as a few danios. THey're all pretty and active fish
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~55 galFW ~6 zebra danios (I think, haven't seen some in a while), ~7 black skirt tetras, 1 clown pleco, 1 cory cat, 3 pit bull plecos, 1 baby guppy in a breeders net, and 1 red minor tetra

I also have a couple other tanks w/o fish as right now I do not have the room/time and there is a chance of moving in the "near" future so I don't want to get more fish for them. I'm downsizing for the moment.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:37 AM   #12
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Maybe it's just me...but if I was in your dining room enjoying a wonderful meal and had to look at a toad, newt, or other reptile...I may lose my lunch! 8O

My suggestion would be stay away from semi-aggressives...you want PEACEFUL, right?

If it was me...I would do a school of Tetras and a school of rainbowfish. (that's probably all your tank would handle) OR...a school of tetras, and a combo of bottom feeders/algea eaters....OR if you want some excitment, try a couple of Platys. They are colorful and mine are QUITE active! Just a warning on livebearers...buy less then you eventually want in your tank...ratio of 1 male: 2 females...in a short amount of time you will have a tank full of livebearers even without special effort to "save" fry.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:41 AM   #13
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I just thought of another idea...how about a beautiful "show" betta (male)...and some bottom dwellers and a small family of live bearers? THAT would be a pretty tank...and very peaceful....the betta will provide hours of viewing pleasure..and both betta/livebearers are extremely colorful and they get along very well together. (as long as the livebearers don't have extremely flowy tails/fins)
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:43 AM   #14
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Rams and Apistos are peaceful (unless their fry need protecting). Kribs and brichardi are peaceful, except when mating and protecting young! There's a theme here
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:43 AM   #15
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one more suggestion: I would advice against snails...they may "turn off" your dinner guests as well...
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:52 AM   #16
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Everyones water is suited for discus
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:36 PM   #17
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I'm inclined to agree with smallfry on the reptiles and amphibians. It would be difficult to eat knowing it was there.

On the other hand, I like Shamutts idea. Imagine, you could let your guests pick out the fish / crustacean of their choice and fry it up for them. Welcome to Chez Peel, where the food is fresh! The Discus come highly recommended.

Seriously though. When I look at tanks, I tend to find the planted tanks with larger, slower fish more peaceful. I don't know what would work for a 30 gallon. You probably would want more midwater fish so people could see them from the table?
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I second the male betta! I love mine
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~55 galFW ~6 zebra danios (I think, haven't seen some in a while), ~7 black skirt tetras, 1 clown pleco, 1 cory cat, 3 pit bull plecos, 1 baby guppy in a breeders net, and 1 red minor tetra

I also have a couple other tanks w/o fish as right now I do not have the room/time and there is a chance of moving in the "near" future so I don't want to get more fish for them. I'm downsizing for the moment.
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A male betta would be good too because they are excellent at showing off! They "parade" themselves along the front of the tank...especially when they know people are around.
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Oh I just got a GREAT idea!!!! You could make it a live lobster tank!!! Your guests could choose their own meal....
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