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Title: Community Aquarium
Post by: Matthew Meli on January 23, 2017, 03:27:18 PM
Hi i have a 30gallon fresh water tank it has been set up for 2 weeks now. I have the following fish
2 bristlenose plecos
3 peppered cory
2 bronze cory
2 black mollies
3 hawai varitius platy
4 swordtails
8 guppies
Do you think the tank will be fine. All fish seem to be doing fine and water parameters are ok although it is abit hazy.


Title: Re: Community Aquarium
Post by: Gremlin2756 on January 24, 2017, 08:05:49 AM
Be prepared for lots of fry from your livebearers haha


Title: Re: Community Aquarium
Post by: Gremlin2756 on January 24, 2017, 08:10:57 AM
Personally i think thats a lot of fish for a 30 gallon but if you have tested the water and parameters are good and fish are behaving fine then its OK. If you got any babies what would you do with them


Title: Re: Community Aquarium
Post by: russ on January 24, 2017, 08:19:48 AM
I tend to agree with Gremlin. I think 2 Bristlenose in a 30 gallon aquarium may be 1 too many for your tank.


Title: Re: Community Aquarium
Post by: TwoTankAmin on January 24, 2017, 12:06:56 PM
Your list of fish contains species that should really not be kept in the same water parameters. The mollies especially need harder water while the plecos and corys want it on the softer side.

You have 4 different live bearers (17 fish). This will not last, they will all produce fry as long as conditions permit. My first tank was a 45 gallon which held a few common orange swortails. My second tank was for growing out swordtail fry. My first angelfish were purchased primarily to eat swordtail fry. I would suggest you settle on either swordtails or guppies and keep just them as long as your water parameters are close to what they need.

Also, corys are social fish and need to be in groups, the bigger the better. Most folks will say 5 or 6 is the minimum number. It is better in a situation such as yours to have all of one species rather that a couple each from different species. I also suggest you pay a visit to another site which has great information designed for those new to the hobby. While not prefect, it is one of the better one's I have found. http://fins.actwin.com/aquariafaq.html (http://fins.actwin.com/aquariafaq.html) click on Your First Aquarium

Don't let any of this put you off on the hobby. We all have had a learning curve in trying to figure it all out. And the learning really never ends once you get hooked on fish which is one of the things that makes the hobby so much fun.


Title: Re: Community Aquarium
Post by: Gremlin2756 on January 29, 2017, 04:42:40 PM
I have had 2 bristlenose breed in a 40 gallon before. Boy do they poo a lot!!! Definitely need to clean the tank well :)
In regards to corys the more the better as said above.