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Old 04-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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New guy with some freshwater questions.

I jut bought a "petco special" 29 gallon tank, light, filter and heater kit. I asked the guy if it would do for salt water and he said it would... I visited a local fish store and found that it takes quite a bit more than that, so I decided to go freshwater for now and possibly use this tank as part of a sump later. I'm interested In stocking it with lots of very colorful fish that do not get too big for this 29g tank, but I'm having a hard time finding what types go together, or even types at all... The freshwater fish in the stores in my area aren't super eye catching, save a few, but one says he can order whatever I decide I want. Any suggestions?
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rainbow fish are full of colors, neon tetras are always fun to have as they always bounce all over the tank.
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Welcome to Aquarium Advice!

I am also a fan of Neon Tetras. You may also be interested in Gold Neon Tetras. They are less colorful than the regular Neon Tetras, but they still look great.

Platies and Guppies have great color, but I believe they have a high bioload.
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rainbow fish are full of colors, neon tetras are always fun to have as they always bounce all over the tank.
Yes rainbow fish are very colorful once they mature a bit but be aware that most will grow to 4-6" in size. The smaller pseudomungil or blue eyed are smaller they seem to be harder to get. Around here anyway!
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Thanks for the suggestions, I really like Rainbow fish, Gourami's, and Angels. Is there any way I could eventually have a mix of those fish in my 29 gallon?
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Thanks for the suggestions, I really like Rainbow fish, Gourami's, and Angels. Is there any way I could eventually have a mix of those fish in my 29 gallon?
I have praecox, Celebes, slender rainbows in my tank with honey, dwarf (wild caught, neon blue) powder blue dwarf gouramis. They are all fine together. They all tend to stay close to the top tho. Make sure you add something interesting on the bottom. I used corydoras for that.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I really like Rainbow fish, Gourami's, and Angels. Is there any way I could eventually have a mix of those fish in my 29 gallon?
i think a pair of angel would be a liitle too much for your tank. Could do 1
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When I have 3 or so Gourami's in a tank they can't all be males, can they?
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