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Choosing tank size

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by CLwnfishrule8, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. CLwnfishrule8

    CLwnfishrule8 New Member

    I have recently owned a 10 gal tank with tetras. I want to start a new bigger tank with more colrful and exciting fish. I was thinking maybe a 29 gal but im not sure. I could also use some help in choosing fish so any help i could get would be very helpful.
  2. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    What is your water like? Hard or soft and what is the pH? It's best to choose fish that fit your water rather than trying to change your water to fit fish.
  3. CLwnfishrule8

    CLwnfishrule8 New Member

    there is no water right now my friend baught all the tetras from me and i baught a topfin kit with a 29 gal tank i just need help choosing the right fish for this size tank. Would a pirhana do well in this size tank? I am just going to buy all new water and cycle the tank before i buy new fish.
  4. Pekemom

    Pekemom New Member

    I'm thinking that pirhana will grow to big for a 29, clwnfish. For close to the same footprint, you may be able to go to a 37 (which is what I have). It's a great size tank.

    I just love the Bolivian rams for color and activity. A couple in a 29 or 37 would be just fine. Then you might consider some cories or clown loaches. Make sure you don't overload, though. And add fish gradually. Over several weeks.

    Good luck and keep us posted!
  5. needlefish1

    needlefish1 New Member

    who every has a piranha in anything smaller than a 55g has a stunted piranha. most piranhas get to be well over a foot long.
  6. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    first off, take some of your tap water and leave it to set out over night. Then test it for pH and harness, nitrates and ammonia. This way you will know what types of fish to look for. For example, if you have harder water you could try some guppies, rainbowfish, or african cichlids. For soft water you could go for tetras, gouramis, rams etc. Before we all just start throwing suggestions around I suggest you find out your water parameters so that you can choose fish that will be happy in your type of water.

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