So that would be... 29g
1 parrot fish
? dither fish
Appreciate your thoughts!
It derived from Amphilopus labridens or A citrinellus, a slender, fast swimming fish, into a thing with bend spine, not closing opercula which is not able to even breathe properly, let alone swim.
I sometimes wish there was a like button on this forum.If you mean a parrot cichlid, please refrain from supporting thos who created such a miserable creature. It derived from Amphilopus labridens or A citrinellus, a slender, fast swimming fish, into a thing with bend spine, not closing opercula which is not able to even breathe properly, let alone swim.
Generally saying a 29G tank is rather small and I wouldn't be planning on all those fish. I'd skip the bristlenose too. "Dither" fish only apply to a tank setup where the main inhabitants need a distraction of some sort. I think that 29G is too small even for dojos. I'd stick with micro fish of some sort. It will save you the headaches of overstocking and dying fish in the long run.
Your plan is quite a lot for even a 75g...& I agree that "parrot cichlids" are not a type of fish to be encouraged. Hybrids are a fact in our hobby, but shouldn't be kept. If your heart is set on dojos, wait until you have at least a 4ft tank for, say, 3 & a few dithers of compatible size & temp. requirements.
It's hard to choose between the reality of a 29g & the "hope" of a larger tank "soon"; so many things can happen effect to our plans. Get fish you can house NOW. Young fish should grow pretty fast with good food & water changes, you likely won't have time for a "next tank" in fish growth & most life plans. Think hard!
For the 29G a school of khuli loaches will do well, especially on their own or with some smaller top dwelling school. I've kept them in a fully planted tank and also in a tank with leaf litter and driftwood only and they do well either way. I would not house a bristlenose with kuhli loaches. The bristlenose can be pushy and rough. Mine once stood on top of a corydora and was literally trying to kill it away from the food. In a bigger tank it would be fine but a 29G is too small for a pleco of any kind. They'd just get too pushy a bit like housing a large dog in an apartment.
In a 55g 4 ft tank I would be happy with 10 or even 15 kuhlis with a BN. & maybe a pearl gourami plus 10+ smallish rasboras; harleyquins, espies or red tailed (all the same species)...& call a 4 ft tank stocked... But a 29g needs much lighter stocking...even in the short term...
Not this is partly due to selective breeding, thus a) this does not autyimatically go for other species and b) a large female may develope som bristles.
Females are not territorial, males are. I have 1 female combined with 6 sidheymuncki and 6 Petruichthys brevis, which goed very well. In fact it goes so well I increased the latter group to 10. the tank measures 75 * 70 * 30 cm, length * witdth * height. It was build to order.
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There are much better combinations, for instance Trichmopomus heteromorpha, Boraras and so on
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