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Old 05-20-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hello all. I currently have 5 Black Skirt Tetras, and 2 Clown Loaches in my 29 gal tank. What would you all suggest I add to this community tank? I'm interested in some sort of centerpiece fish, or other interesting additions that wouldnt be too difficult for a novice to the hobbie. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:37 AM   #2
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Clown Loachs are a little big for your aquarium.. If your looking for a centerpiece fish I would assume the ones that are compatable with tetras and loaches would be Angel fish or Discus. Discus being out for a novice.. Angels might be a little hard to keep for a novice as well but I dont think there very hard.
have you checked out a compatability chart?
http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/f...lity_chart.cfm
From your picture I see you have a UGF and a HOB (maybe a canister) filtration set up.. Ill try not to comment on it.. 8O
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clown loaches will probably outgrow your tank... but take a look at the compatability chart, as a general rule.... you should have about 1 inch of full grown fish per gallon
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If you want to keep loaches I would suggest getting at least a 50 gallon or bigger by the way...
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How about rams, angelfish, gourami or rainbowfish?
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Old 05-21-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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ahh, thanks for the info guys. I really didnt know Clown's got that big. I really wanted some Cory Cats, but the LFS didnt have any at the time.

I've had Angelfish in the past, they were great fish for well over a year till I introduced a new fish that spread a disease that killed them in a matter of days, I wasnt able to save them in time.

Im interested to know what's wrong with the UGF & HOB ?
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I wouldn't recommend discus for a beginning hobbiest......if you're looking for a centerpiece fish I would recommend some rainbow's.....their colors change with their mood and are quite beautiful as they mature....you can really see their colors evolve which is what I love. They are also fairly easy to take care of in my experience.

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