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Old 05-29-2010, 08:39 PM   #1 
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29g Sorority/Community?

Well today we went to Petco and we saw a 29 gallon kit that we really liked.If we get it we will divide 2 gallons for Sphinx and the rest for a sorority/ community. Will this be a good stocking list?

.4 female bettas
.5 zebra danios Glo fish
.5 cory cats
.5 neon tetras
.5 silvertip tetra
.1 swordtail
.1 mystery snail
.1 male betta in divider
This is probably overstocking not sure any advice,tips.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #2 
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It is a bit overstocked. But I would get rid of the Silver-Tips, and Glofish. Add two more female Betta and one more sword.

EDIT: Or get rid of the Neons, as well, and do a Trio of swords.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:05 PM   #3 
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Umm we could get rid of the silvertips but my mom really wanted the Glo fish is there any other way I could help the overstocking?
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:11 PM   #4 
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Okay, I understand. The glo fish are kinda cool. What about the neons? The swords?
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #5 
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Alrighty I believe I have the 29 gal kit ;) I would give your male just a bit more room since he will be swimming mainly up and down (mine is split for 4 males). Then I agree to adding one more swordtail. I would definetly get 2 more females to spread out aggression (I earlier had this tank with a 6 girl sorority). Then I would skip the snail we had one and had baby snails for about 2 years after it died yikes! Then you are overstocked on the tetras... which I guess is up to you to decide. You can for lack of a better word "lower" your overstocked tank by just doing more frequent water changes. Good luck! :)
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:36 PM   #6 
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Okay guys instead we got a 20 gallon long last week. Any stocking ideas for that?
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #7 
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20g long-
8 glofish
6 cory cats
5 female betta
1 mystery snail
and keep the males in their own tanks
50% weekly water change with substrate vacuum
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:28 PM   #8 
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Doesn't that seem like too many glofish/cories. It's only a 20 gal tank, that's quite overstocked which causes the 50% WC a week.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:51 PM   #9 
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Thanks guys!
I went to AqAdvisor the other day and here'a the species I put

.5 Female Bettas
.4 Corydoras
.5 Bleeding Heart Tetras
.5 Zebra Danio

And it is 87% Stocked. My concern is the Bleeding Heart Tetras I think they look pretty cool but I'm not sure if they're fin nippers or not. Does anybody have experience with this type of fish?

And I also like the list OldFishLady made but maybe with less Glo-Fish and Corys. But I'm just trying to see all my options I have with this tank.

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Old 06-14-2010, 03:48 PM   #10 
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Being that both danios and cory cats are social fish they tend to do better in schools of at least 6 or more, you will see more normal type behaviors and less stress and this in turn can help with health issues....happy fish are healthy fish.
They won't just drop dead when kept in smaller numbers but you may not see some of the cool behaviors that they can display.
Also, if you opt for cory cats looks for the dwarf type, they would be a better fit too.
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