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Fish recommendations

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I have a 30 gallon (36" long) tank with plants and currently 12x Cardinal Tetra. What would be some recommendations for other fish. I am thinking a half dozen corydoras and maybe a feature fish or two.

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12 more Cardinals, 8-10 orange-lazer Cory's, 6-8 marble hatchets, 2 angels (get them small enough that they can't eat the Cardinals and they should leave them alone when they get bigger).

This is assuming that when you say planted tank, there is not much of the substrate visible. Feed the plants well (I prefer the Estimator Index method of fertilizing - see the pinned topic in the Planted Forum), and your fish will be happy.

If your tank just has a few plants, just go with 6 Cory's and the angels, or plan for large WCs a couple times per week.

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About 50-60% of the substrate is covered by plants.

Thanks for the ideas. Those orange Lazer corys are cool looking. I have never kept angels, I'll look more into them.

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Also, what are your thoughts on blue Rams (electric or German) or Dwarf Gourami?

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If you have good husbandry practices, rams can be added just about any time; but, a lot of people have trouble with them in newer tanks.  Good circulation, plant health and some MTS to keep the substrate fresh will help keep them healthy.

Dwarf gouramis are cool, and males are readily available in a few different colors - they tend to get along with most other fish.

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