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I want to start a 29 g planted tank, and I was wondering about two types of fish.
First, Bosemani Rainbows. Can 3 go in a 29g? And do they eat plants?

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And, glass catfish. I have 4 now in my 55g, but are they plant eaters? Mine are very hardy, I laugh when i come across articles of their being hard to feed (Not that dying fish are funny, but the ease with which mine eat is funny)

And would either of these be ok with inverts?

I would plan on a school of 3 rainbows or 4 glass cats, plus a SAE or the likes, depending on what info you all give me.
 

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How fun, to set up a new tank. The bosemani rainbows are one of my favorite rainbows. They get 3-4 inches as adults with the male being the most colorful. They are quite active fish and like to swim in mid water colum. The glass cats are a lot more reclusive and like to hide and school in the plants. Both will leave your plants alone and both will eat inverts that are small enough. I hope this helps.
 

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I want to start a 29 g planted tank, and I was wondering about two types of fish.
First, Bosemani Rainbows. Can 3 go in a 29g? And do they eat plants?

OKAY

And, glass catfish. I have 4 now in my 55g, but are they plant eaters? Mine are very hardy, I laugh when i come across articles of their being hard to feed (Not that dying fish are funny, but the ease with which mine eat is funny)

And would either of these be ok with inverts?

I would plan on a school of 3 rainbows or 4 glass cats, plus a SAE or the likes, depending on what info you all give me.
I really like this combo of fish- so unlike most peoples' selections and very much like what I'd want!

The bosemani will eat inverts like shrimp, but if the tank is well planted and you do an easy species such as cherry shrimp, you're likely to have a few survivors. Don't spend much $ on trying though! Glass cats will also find them delectable.

You could do a few SAEs in there too if you wanted. Or otos. HTH!
GL! :)
 

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How fun, to set up a new tank. The bosemani rainbows are one of my favorite rainbows. They get 3-4 inches as adults with the male being the most colorful. They are quite active fish and like to swim in mid water column. The glass cats are a lot more reclusive and like to hide and school in the plants. Both will leave your plants alone and both will eat inverts that are small enough. I hope this helps.
Thanks Karebear, I am very excited to set up another aquarium! I will post pics asap

I really like this combo of fish- so unlike most peoples' selections and very much like what I'd want!

The bosemani will eat inverts like shrimp, but if the tank is well planted and you do an easy species such as cherry shrimp, you're likely to have a few survivors. Don't spend much $ on trying though! Glass cats will also find them delectable.

You could do a few SAEs in there too if you wanted. Or otos. HTH!
GL! :)
Thanks to you also Six, I will definitely look into getting some shrimp, and pricing them and so on!

You guys are better than many other plant/aquarium/fish forums!
 

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Okay my seemingly final plan for my 29 g. I want to make a boulder-type base with large rocks, and I want to have, as my livestock, 3 bosemanis, at least 2 bamboo shrimp, and a couple of otos.
Can anyone suggest plants for this set-up?
I am going to use a powerhead because I know bamboo shrimp appreciate the current, and rainbows are adapted to it due to their laterally compressed bodies. Thanks!
 

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I think I'd go with some cherry shrimp first as they are cheap and multiply rapidly. I started with about 20 a couple months ago and now have at least 60 in a 50 g tank with loaches, swordtails, mollies, ottos, bristlenosed cats and corys. Never seen any fish bother them. Also stuck one in a betta tank and he even leaves it alone. Lots of stem plants that are fast growing will get your tank off to good start and a little moss for the shrimp.
 

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Okay my seemingly final plan for my 29 g. I want to make a boulder-type base with large rocks, and I want to have, as my livestock, 3 bosemanis, at least 2 bamboo shrimp, and a couple of otos.
Can anyone suggest plants for this set-up?
You started me thinking about my tank I hope to set up this weekend. There are some melon swords called ruby red that look like they will stay really small. I think that they would look nice nestled at the base of a large rock. Be careful about the large rocks putting a pressure point on the bottom glass of the tank and cracking it, dosn't happen often but it is a possibility. Have you looked up the blue wood shrimp? They are quite large and when they get in the water stream and feed they are so awsome looking, I prefer them over the brown wood shrimp.
 

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When you mentioned them I tried some research. Is it a blue morph of Atya gabonensis? They are very cool looking, but it seems that they are hard to find in the hobby. They would probably be a worthy find though. I think I might make the boulders not so big, as they are flat, and maybe longer if I can find them. I want to have some kind of plant fertilizer as my main base, so hopefully it will cushion the rocks a bit.
 

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That looks like them. When we get them at the store we only get the commen name "blue woodshrimp" They are not bright blue like the pictures but they are fun, they sell around $13. In the tank they sit in the current and wave the feeding feet around, I always do a double check when I walk by them.
 
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