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Top 5 Centerpiece Fish for your small to medium sized Community Aquarium.

Top 5 Centerpiece Fish for your small to medium sized Community Aquarium.

Hey Everyone Cory From aquarium co-op today i want to talk about centerpiece fish for 29 Gallon tanks and Smaller it’s One of our most Requested questions here in the store? People come in and Say I’ve Got a 20 Gallon or i’ve Got a 10 or i’ve Got 25 and i want one fish That gets Kind of Big and is Colorful to live with all my Other tiny fish and That’s like The most difficult question to answer because Typically a Fish That gets Big eat Smaller fish But Here are my recommendations I’ve Got five of them for you with the first one being Angelfish Now i recommend it Is a One of Simply One Angel in That Twenty Nine Twenty five Gallon tank Hopefully It’S a Little Bit taller Now obviously if you have a ten Gallon i don’t recommend This but like these Filipino blues They’ll be striking Everyone That Looks at Your Aquariums gonna Say oh wow i love Angelfish Your angelfish Looks so Good Mine’s so Mean But because you only have One they won’t be fighting and so That’ll Be Great? Number four we Have Certain Gouramis My favorite Being The Honey Gourami it only gets about Two two and a Half inches Pretty docile a Lot of color in a small Package here and I’m not gonna Say Shrimp safe but i have Kept My Shrimp and They don’t Prey on them that that much and could Be Your Showpiece Even as small as a five Gallon tank but ten Gallons and Up a Little Bit Better over here we have? Female powder blue Gouramis also Another Great choice i wouldn’t do the male’s They tend to be pretty aggressive You could do One but i like the females as a One of solo specimen Nice bright blue a Little Bit bigger a fish and it’S gonna you Know Walk Around Like It owns the tank and It’ll be the thing you’ve Been Looking Forward to set off your fish if you didn’t. Have a bunch of blue Already My Number three fish is going to be one Apistogramma i usually you’re gonna pick a male Cuz They’ve Got a lot of color on them i would stick to Kaka Toy tease either orange Flash or super Red Possibly You Go with Egg disease They’re a Little Bit more aggressive you know we’ve Got Here we’ve Got the double reds and then We’ve also Got the japanese fire reds Over here? But They only Get about three inches or so they don’t need you know high ph they can Handle a relatively low ph in Fact But anywhere in the Middle is Pretty Good for them and you Know They’re Adaptable and They’ll Go well with Lots of Those Schooling fish i would Say Tends The bare minimum but really i’d like to see a Twenty or more and Yeah so Let’s go on to number two and I almost Forgot apistogramma borellii What makes them so cool is they don’t even have to be in a Heated tank There’s a Lot of Color To them they don’t get as big they stay Pretty small so you can See here we’ve Got them living With like reticulated Hillstrom Loaches? But Gorgeous fish and Just Not Worth mentioning for sure as their showpiece Number two for me is the bolivian Ram Now It might not look like a showstopper When you’re seeing it in the store But you Get One coloured up looking Pretty Good and there are force to be reckoned with they Get about three inches or so They Get some long trailers to their fin on the dorsal or not the dorsal but the the tail fin extensions Which is Pretty Nice I would do Just one again But They are a Stockier fish They’re definitely gonna stick Out from all of Your tetras and raspberries and Danios and Things Like That and not be so boisterous that They’re gonna Harass everything so i think They’re a Great Pairing for That showpiece fish You’ve Been looking for My Number one recommendation for a community tank with nothing aggressive and you want To show Peace and it to be colorful is a Betta Now let’s Let’s Review some things here like This One Is a Halfmoon? There’s Crown tails if you give them these big big flowy fins AnyThing That swims Really Fast Will peck at them so it could be Danios could be Sur pietrus Stuff Like That and vice versa They’re gonna hunt Things a Little Bit like Shrimp and Stuff like that so i really Really Like to put in Like The Betta so none of The fins are long They’ve Got Nice short Fins i Tend to like the koi ones i don’t know it’s Just the newest color Variety i like them quite a Bit and They Really Stand out in the aquarium All Your friends Will Wonder like How do you do that That can’t be done it can be done They Just They tend to hold Their own and when you give them a bunch of space They don’t Get Crazy territorial on average Now Everybody is different Just Like Every other fish we’ve Seen in this video Could Be different Could Be i hate Everyone could Be I love everyone There’s all The gamut there and All i can Say Is all of our Bettas in the store Here live in our community tanks? There are other Betters as well You could do something like a Pug Next Better That’s we have right Here and That Is a Mouth Brooding Wild cotton Betta that We Like to run i keep Doing my community tanks but all my Bettas in the store Are always in community tanks and The Best Part about that is They’re available everywhere you don’t Have to say Hey Cory i can’t find female powder blues i can’t Find pizza Grandmas i can’t find i can’t find Everyone can Find a Really Nice Looking Better and That’s What’S so good about them is that They look great and They’re easy to find So That’s my top-five showpiece Fish for 29 Gallons and under and I think it’ll add a Little Bit of spice to your aquarium life and Hopefully i’m Answering Some of Those questions that We Get all The time of What do i put in To this tank to really set it off so Thanks for subscribing on the left we Have our latest video make sure you check that Out on the right we Have more videos lined? 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100 comments on “Top 5 Centerpiece Fish for your small to medium sized Community Aquarium.

  1. What would you think about a planted 55 gallon tank with a pair of apistogramma caucatuoides and a pair of apistogramma trifaciado and a pair of angels and a bunch of tetras of different types?

  2. Could I have a male half moon betta in my 7.5gallon with my 5 rummy nose tetras and 1 bristle nose catfish? thanks 🙂

  3. I have a 29 gallon tank with 8 zebra danios and want to add a school of corys and the bolivian ram. Does this sound doable?

  4. Angelfish is the worst option, they are not solidary fish! You need atleast a couple of them and are absolutely unsuitable for small/medium tanks. Really bad advice..

  5. We put a red crown tail betta in with those red Tetras 😬 didnt know the red tetras Favorite food was blood worms

  6. I would like a centerpiece fish for my tank. What is tricky is I have an electric blue crayfish, which is the centerpiece invertebrate. I have 8 danios with him currently that seem to be doing great, but would like to have one centerpiece fish. I need something he won't eat and something that won't eat him. I have a 20 gallon long.

  7. i have a 5 gal tank with 3 female bettas in it and some zebra diones i just added and 2 algae eaters … ive been wondering if the one female betta is a male .. is there a for sure way to sex them? also i have like hair algae growing what could i put in there that will eat it really well? the algae eaters wont touch it.. i also added 4 black nerites snails too. think of ghost shrimp or even some amano shrimps. also would like to add some other schooling type fish in it but not sure what to add … i have a hang on back filter on it thats for a 15 gall tank .. like over filtering my tanks:)

  8. Aquarium aquarium from Claren Co-op what do you do if you have if you have a betta and angelfish will they fight

  9. I have a male and female in my community tank. They actually don't flare up at one another and they get along great with my other fish. They don't prey on my shrimp either.

  10. I was thinking about adding a crab to my community… do you think it would be wise? I don’t want to see my fishes become a meal. I have 4 black skirts, 1 dwarf Gourami, a blue gourami, honey gourami and a boesemani rainbow all in a 29 gallon tank. Any advice?

  11. If you are setting up a community thank with a betta should you get all the other fish established first before adding the betta?

  12. First, that betta at 5:04? Had two different coloured eyes!or an injury to one but still super cool! Second, great video super helpful!

  13. I want to put 1 single fish in with my 6ish guppys and 6ish Corey's thatll be bigger than them and will be comfortable without others of its species and also comfy with other tropical fish. It's a 60 gallon. Any suggestions? I know a couple of these wont work

  14. Don't long finned bettas, like Halfmoon and especially rosetails have many problems with the weight and durability of their fins and their general health?

  15. Have you every housed a group of sparkling gouramis in a 10 gallon, I’m thinking of ideas for my first freshwater tank.

  16. meanwhile i personally not recommended betta fish for community tank… dunno why my betta fish attack my guppy and worse my betta eat my shrimp so yeah -_-

  17. I had a large neon tetra school(14 fish) with my betta, something happened and swept my whole school besides one, then the betta attacked him and tore his eye out, he lives with the baby dalmatian mollies now.

  18. Hi-
    If I want a female and male apistogramma triple red with other fish, what is the minimum size tank I need? I am looking at the fluval flex 32.5. But would also consider a 40 gallon with HOB and fluval light.

  19. Just added two angel fish to my tank, and one of them I suspect has attacked my neon tetra… nipped the tail fin right off, and the poor little bugger looks like his jaw has been attacked! Don't hold out much hope for him. The lady in the shop, said that they are fine together, but obviously not 😬😬😬

  20. I put a betta in my 5 gal with 3 guppies. He was a total prick, and bit a piece off the guppy's tail and I took him out. But the last Betta I had was totally peacful

  21. I have a 20 gallon long with 4 fish. I have a mating pair of Honey Gouramis and a mating pair of Beta in that tank. Oops, I found a 3/4 " survivor Honey Gourami fry which totally surprised me. My female Beta is the prettiest female Betta I ever saw.

  22. I have common gold fish that I'm renaming to a pond gonna get tropical next when my gold fish move to a pond my gold fish r getting to big for my 10 gallon tank

  23. I bought my mum a betta for mothers day. Hes such a cool dude. I also put ember tetra a dwarf frog and a glass shrimp in there. They are coexist very peacefully. The betta ever makes bubble nest which is a sign of a happy betta.

  24. One Angelfish!!! Really? That's not right. They will need to be in groups of about 6 if you don't want them terrorizing your tank. When they get big enough they will eat anything that will fit in their mouth.

  25. I never knew bettas hunt shrimp. I’ve got three yellow fires with a crown tail Betta and wondered why they were hiding up. I wish the pet store told me that.

  26. 2 Iridescent or id sharks ,1 Angel fish, 2 gourami,
    1 Bolivian ram, with some Tetra's will these combination survive ??

  27. Sadly the meanest Bettas I've ever kept have all been females. I actually went to males to curve agression but females do seem to have more personality.

  28. I love bettas!! I have two females and they're so awesome to just watch! They're so interested in everything and you can tell when they are inspecting something, they even follow me when I walk across the room, I just love 'em.

  29. Glad to see Betta as #1. I have a male paradise delta tail with 4 cory, 1 siamese algae eater, 5 black tetra, 3 narite snais and 2 apple snails. There is very little chasing and no fins nipped. Funny thing is when I went to get my cory cats, I went by Petsmart, the sales people asked what size tank and fish I had, then told me "No, we can't sell you anything if you are going to put it in with a betta". My response was, "Fine, I'll take my business and money elsewhere". Since then Petsmart will never have me as a customer for anything.

  30. I had an apistograma orange flash that i got from petco. One of theyre suppliers must have accidentally sent him with the peacock cichlids because thats what he was marked as. He was such a beautiful fish and personable too

  31. heh, my tank is a collection of "hey those cant go togethers" because alot of my fish were dumped on me when ppl i knew got out of the hobby… so far the only aggressive fish i had was platty.

  32. Yes, I totally agree withe the drawf cichlids and bettas. Beautiful fish and perfect centerpieces for the 20 gallon tank.

  33. PLEASE HELP!! Hello! I have a 6 gallon tank. At the moment I have two male guppies and two apple snails (medium sized) I want to add four shrimp. Do you think adding one honey gourami as well would be overstocking? Could my shrimp survive? Otherwise what other pretty centrepiece can I add that's shrimp friendly? Thank you!! Please help!!!

  34. I have my 15 gallon tank set up and ready to add fish. I wanted 4 different fish that live well together.

    I already have:
    Amano shrimp x1
    Ramshorn snail x1

    What else can you recommend? Thanks

  35. had a beta for 3.5 year ! added guppy, tetras and danios. guppy lastest about a month…! tetras and danios out live the beta

  36. I've fallen in love with bettas. I think I'm gonna try to put a female in my community 20 gallon. I already have a rescued Male and I just love them now.

  37. Guaramies are related to betta fish. They are Labyrinth fish meaning they breathe with lungs. Same rule of thumb do not cohabits male gouramis as you wouldn't with betta fish. Sorority tanks are great for either kind. Meaning you have nothing but females in there. They will still have a pecking order and determine who is the alpha gal but otherwise, they we'll get along fine.

  38. Cory there are somw people slamming your bussiness saying your staff are rough handed with aquatic life animals left to die and apparently bags thrown on the floor….

  39. Had my Betta in my 20 gallon community for 2 weeks, with 10 cardinal tetras and 2 kuhli loaches. I did regular water changes (twice a week) and everything seemed fine. Today, he suddenly started attacking one of the cardinals and took a chunk out of the little guy's tail. The cardinal couldn't swim properly and didn't make it.
    When I bought the Betta, I was told he was 6 months old. My water parameters are fine so the only thing I can assume is that he matured and his breeding instincts, along with aggression, kicked in.
    Luckily, I have a spare 10 gallon I'll be moving him to. Such a pity, he was a beautiful feature fish.

  40. I used to have a betta who thought he was a neon. He would always swim with that school, got spooked when they got spooked, ate where they ate, ect

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