I am starting this thread today because I am interested in hearing different opinions on stocking my 29 gallon fish tank. I'm sorry if I give way too much, or even way too little background info, I'm just trying to give the best info for my current tank situation
Here's a little background, water quality is good, and temp is kept between 75-76 (NEVER lower than 74) and try to do a good water change (25%) weekly. I have an Aqueon QuietFlow 30 filter, with a pre filter sponge around the intake due to some issues with guppies (will explain more lower) I clean the sponge regularly so it does not "gunk" up and inhibit filtering. This particular tank has been set up about 60 days. It has plants, air stone, and a good amount of shelter.
In this tank I currently have...
4 Peppered Corys (one has been with me 5 years, through 3 tanks, the other 3 have been with me about 6 months)
5 glofish and 1 "regular" zebra danio (two who have been with me 3 years, through 3 tanks and the others have been with me under a year)
One male Lyretail guppy with a shorter than average tail (he has been in the tank about a month.)
I am looking for new fish options because my boyfriend has recently taken an interest in the tank, we upgraded to the 29 gallon tank from a 20 so we could add some more fish without over stocking. Because of my boyfriends new found interest in the tank I took him to the LFS
and asked him which fish he liked. He picked out everything from Clown Loaches to Redtail Sharks to Guppies to "24 Karat" mollies, so I broke down which fish would fit best in our tank based on aggression levels, activity levels, temperature and pH compatibility, etc. Then after doing some online research I narrowed it down and decided we would add a few fancy guppies. Well, the guppies didn't go so well, we have now lost 4 different guppies, 2 seemed to just die on there own, one was sucked in to the filter with in hours of putting him in the tank (I totally over looked the long tails and the filter sucking possibility-my fault, I felt awful) and only one is still in the tank while he seems very happy and swims around with the Danio/GloFish, I feel bad like he might want a buddy of his own kind, but I just can't seem to keep the things alive!
We like colorful bright fish in the top and mid of our tank (one reason we went with Fancy Guppies) I would love some advice/opinions on what you all think would be good, colorful types of fish to add to our tank...
Thanks in advance!!