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Old 09-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Fish for new 30 gallon tall.

Hi, I plan to buy a new 30 gallon tall tank, and I would like to have big fishs in it.

I don't know if I prefer to keep a single big fish or more (like a big pleco).

It would be a low tech tank.

Tap parameters:
PH: 7
GH: 5 dGHį
KH: 2 dKHį
NO3: 0 ppm
PO4: 0 ppm

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Old 09-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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A 30g tank really isn't that big and depending on what type of pleco you'd need upwards of a 100g for certain species. You'll really have to do a lot of homework to see what kind of larger fish (which I'm not sure what you consider large) would work in that size tank.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Yeah.... can't buy bigger, question of available space... Maybe some cichlids could do the job... But would like to have something like 1 nice fish...

Is there 1 fish that can be big and live well...
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Yeah.... can't buy bigger, question of available space... Maybe some cichlids could do the job... But would like to have something like 1 nice fish...

Is there 1 fish that can be big and live well...
You could keep a pair of rams or maybe a small breeding group of small African cichlids with one male and three females? Could a single goldfish work? Maybe someone could chime in.
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Do you mean a big goldfish ? Water temp will be at 22-25Cį (Without heater)

May a Tinfoil barb is ok ?
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Do you mean a big goldfish ? Water temp will be at 22-25Cį (Without heater)

May a Tinfoil barb is ok ?
No. They need 70+ gallons minimum. Plus they get over a foot long. What about apistos? I don't know much about them but they look cool.
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Look into Gold Severums.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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[...] what kind of larger fish (which I'm not sure what you consider large) would work in that size tank.
I mean something like >10cm lenght.
I will like a or some fish that more a lot. I'll like agressive fish. May piranhas fit ?
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I mean something like >10cm lenght.
I will like a or some fish that more a lot. I'll like agressive fish. May piranhas fit ?
Piranhas will get way too big.
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Piranhas will get way too big.
Yeah I see that a minute ago on google... Maybe I can keep big misc fishs ?


I just see cichlids on google image, they look interesting. Will they be happy in a 30g? Can I mix species ? How much ?

Will they survive in soft water ? I can raise both KH and GH with sodium bicarbonate ?
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Get convicts! I have a breeding pair in my 30 gallon. I am hybridizing black convict male with pink convict female. You dont have to breed them, and they have a great personality. They are awesome.
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Maybe a single angelfish? Or a cool freshwater puffer?
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Maybe a single angelfish? Or a cool freshwater puffer?
Don't like angelfish, but a big puffer could be cool.

I like convicts cichlids 2, how much can I put in a 30g tall ?


Can I put a male and a female ?
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Oops, tall.... How much ground space does it have?
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Oops, tall.... How much ground space does it have?
According to Fluval Premium Aquarium Kit - 29 Gallons Tall , 30"x12"x18" (76cm x 30.5cm x 46cm)

So 30"x12" ground surface
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Lol, i just did a measurement of my tank and just found out i have a 30 tall too. You could get a pair of convicts... If you want to try and find a place that will actually take the fry... Or you could do a single convict and have it be your baby.

I dont know much about puffers, but i know you could probably get a few in a 30 gallon. Figure 8 puffers look cool, but i know next to nothing about them.
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I'll have to flush thoses babys I think...


Thanks for all your suggestions, I finally decided to put Convicts, a male and a female in a 30g tall.
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Here's my stock suggestions
A pair of bolivian rams
3 albino cories
3 bronze cories
6 neon or cardanil tetras
3 otos
6 red cherry shrimp
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Yeah, but I want BIG fish in it.
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Do you like south american cichlids, african cichluds, gouramis or loaches?
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