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Old 08-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Recommended fish for 30 gallon

Just got a new 30 gallon fish tank! I need suggestions for fish that go good in a 30. Currently I have a school of lemon tetras in the tank to help cycle it. Thanks guys! I like fish that can get big but be okay in a 30
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Just got a new 30 gallon fish tank! I need suggestions for fish that go good in a 30. Currently I have a school of lemon tetras in the tank to help cycle it. Thanks guys! I like fish that can get big but be okay in a 30
Gouramis, apistos, rams, and galaxy rasboras are my favorite fish.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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I would get a pearl gourami, get pretty big, along with a pleco like a male bn, and you can try a spotted Raphael catfish
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I would get a pearl gourami, get pretty big, along with a pleco like a male bn, and you can try a spotted Raphael catfish
Male BN plecos are what gives small children nightmares. No thank you.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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Male BN plecos are what gives small children nightmares. No thank you.
Hah lol, ok then, I guess you can try a clown pleco, or if you have 50 bucks a golden nugget, and if you have 500 bucks a zebra pleco lol
Also, bn females look very nice, like a male without the bristles
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Harlequin rasboras, glowlight danios, or south american bumblebee catfish would be cool.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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Most fish less than 3" will work just fine...

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Angelfish okay? And how many max you think?
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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Angelfish okay? And how many max you think?
Im gonna say no. They get tall. You may be able to pull 1 off but that'll put you at stocked completely
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Isn't a 30 gallon tank only 12" tall? If so that will not work for angelfish. There are top swimmers like Hatchet's and Threadfin Rainbows that would work. You could do a pair of rams but if you like German Blue Rams I suggest waiting to get them till the tank is at least 4 months mature. You could do a shoal of cory cats for the bottom of the tank or some Dwarf Chain Loaches which are fun active little guys. Other schooling fish that would work are neons, cardinal, or rummynose tetras along with Purple or Regular Harlequin rasbora's.
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One angelfish should be fine in a 30 gallon. Most people rule off 30 gallons for one, and 10 gallons per extra.

I personally think these fish would go nice for a 30 gallon:
~Galaxy Rasboras
~Red Eye Tetras
~Platys
~Guppies
~BN Plecos (female as stated before so no nightmares )
~Khuli loaches
~Diamond Tetras

For centerpiece fish:
~Angelfish
~Gourami
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One angelfish should be fine in a 30 gallon. Most people rule off 30 gallons for one, and 10 gallons per extra.

I personally think these fish would go nice for a 30 gallon:
~Galaxy Rasboras
~Red Eye Tetras
~Platys
~Guppies
~BN Plecos (female as stated before so no nightmares )
~Khuli loaches
~Diamond Tetras

For centerpiece fish:
~Angelfish
~Gourami
What happens with make BN plecos?
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What happens with make BN plecos?
Doesn't look as nightmarish
Loach boy stated it above
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What happens with make BN plecos?
they get giant bristles on their nose, females do not
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What happens with make BN plecos?
The eyes look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Irises shaped like the letter "U".
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I sense a male bn hate!
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I like male bn plecos
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they get giant bristles on their nose, females do not
I mean they are called bristlenose for a reason. Shouldnt you like em for this?
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I mean they are called bristlenose for a reason. Shouldnt you like em for this?
i think it looks creepy in a good way lol i love the male bristlenose, but they are usually too small in the store to sex them which sucks!!
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i think it looks creepy in a good way lol i love the male bristlenose, but they are usually too small in the store to sex them which sucks!!
Yeah. Im thinking about doing a nice angel with a bn and a bunch of tetras
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