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Planted 29 gallon stocking ideas

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#1 WThorne

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  • Richmond, VA

Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:46 PM

Looking for some ideas for my daughter's planted, low current tank.  She likes the idea of bluefin killifish,  swamp darters and maybe something else, but is open to other ideas.

#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:23 PM


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#3 NotCousteau

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

Can't go wrong with a school of red bellied dace. Revise bluefin are pretty small, though. Not sure what is and isn't safe with them.

#4 WThorne

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:58 PM

Thanks for the responses.  I have some E. gloriosus in another tank and was wondering if, when they get to be full size, they would be too much for the bluefins? Don't red bellied dace need a fairly good amount of current?

#5 gerald

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

RB dace do need current over gravel to spawn successfully, but no they don't "need" current for just keeping them.  When not spawning they spend much of their time is slow or still water pools.

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#6 itsme

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:58 AM

If you want tiny and peaceful, Pygmy Killies, Leptolucania ommata are awesome.  Also Elassoma!  Just to be helpful :) I know where you can get both :)  Also Heterandria formosa.  Something that is not well known is that Orangethroat Darters are perfectly happy in a slack water, planted environment.  I have two ponds where they are breeding like rabbits.  I routinely catch wild ones in heavily vegetated farm ditches.  The Orangethroats are routinely hanging out in dense aquatic vegetation, and/or in grasses, that are in the stream channel. The flows in these range from raging to still.  Hope I'm not going too far afield here.  Just downloading some brain content.  Isn't that what the internet is for?!!!   :)

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