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

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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?

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

  6. 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 -_-

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 😬😬😬

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 2 Iridescent or id sharks ,1 Angel fish, 2 gourami,
    1 Bolivian ram, with some Tetra's will these combination survive ??

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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!!!

  23. 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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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….

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. About male blue gouramis, you can keep them, more than one, as long if you give them proper space. So much so that with the proper room they would swim by with no response from any of them. That is, of course when a parasite murders them along with 3 other fish…

  31. I was to start a 10 gal community tank. I want to put in one mini gorumai, 3 khuli loches, and 6-8 of a small community fish probably some sort of tettras. Is this over stocked ? Do mini gorumias need to be gept in a group or can I just get one ?

  32. I have a 15 gallon cold water tank but none of these fish are cold water. I can’t find any centrepiece fish that could go in my tank 🙁 I have 5 platys

  33. I think it would be a very sharp tank if you just got one of each fish he said in this video! Lol.
    Those were some great choices man! Good job!!!

  34. I love bettas! I have 1 in a community of swordtails, platys, balloon mollies, bristlenose plecos! My other is in with kuhli loaches and 3 of my males are just bullies so they're on their own

  35. I HAD angelfish but while overseas my sisters overfed them so now I’m trying out new fish 91 litres 3 draws gouramis 10 neon tetras.

    I wanna get more I’m just building up so I’ll eventually have 25 neon tetras ; dwarf gouramis maybe 2 big gouramis

  36. My problem with Bettas in my community tank is that they overfeed, especially when the figure out the sinking pellets for the Corys I have. Then they get bloat and have an issue. Though this has been with female Bettas who seem to be more curious, maybe if I can find a less curious male I can make it work.

  37. I have one Angelfish in my 29 gallon and now my question is what other species to add. And this is probably going to be a challenge because he probably thinks the whole tank is his now.

  38. in my tank i have 9 guppies,6 coreys, 2 red fin sharks and 2 suckerfishes. im wanting a bigger fish to go with them. any recommendations? my tank is quite big

  39. I owned a betta with a few tetras a 2 corys and it KILLED One of my tetras !and the other one jumped out of the tank 🙁 (it does have a lid but their is a small gap) sadly I took it back and replaced it with 2 guppy’s everyone seems happy now lol

  40. Ya know. I have a German blue ram and hes soft lol. I actually had to move the goldfish out of there. He was picking on him. I had him with the guppies and all. I've never had one. I'm use to fish that eat other fish. But he was really the coolest looking fish I've ever seen. But, he was supposed to be and medium sgressive fish and he is not aggressive at all. he's very friendly which is very weird for a cichlid lol. But the Rams are so awesome. I have a green terror and they're the most amazing colorful fish I've ever seen but he has nothing on the ram other than being my best friend lol

  41. I’ve been keeping fish my whole life and I’ve never had luck with bettas They either jump out the back of the aquarium or they get dropsy and die💯😒

  42. I could use some help, so I have a 29 gallon aquarium and was wondering if I could do 1 angelfish,1 Bolivian ram,6 Cory cats most likely the albino's 1 bristlenose pleco and 16 neons. Like a South American biotope lots of plants like Amazon Swords, Java ferns and Anubis with a sand base and spider wood. With a sponge filter.

  43. I just get a 40 gallon tank, and I will move the fish from my old 20 gallon. I have guppies, neon tetra, corydoras, oto's and a honey gourami. Do you think I could add an angelfish or a betta?

  44. I'm new to this aquarium world, but that the Betta male can be with other fish on the same tank is shocking for me, I've been told that they're aggressive as hell

  45. I want to do a 35 gallon cube tank that's around 20"x20x20. Wanted some cherry Barb's or other red community fish and pearl gourami. Would these work ok together? Could I have more than 1 gourami?

  46. I tried a betta in my community 29g but my scissortails nipped at him really bad. I was under the impression they were docile fish but apparently not. My betta had to be removed.
    Also, my bristlenose pleco murdered my apple snail. What’s with all these supposed docile fish being so aggressive?
    Any tips or insight?

  47. Our betta was the centerpiece of our 75g… until we added dwarf puffers to control a snail outbreak. Now he has is own 29g and his fins are growing back nicely.

  48. Im currently cycling my juwel vision 180, I was thinking of 6 bosmani rainbow fish 4 male-2female with 5 dwarf gourami 3male-2female . Would this be ok for this tank or too much? Iv got gravel bottom with some live plants and plan on doing 25% weekly water changes and weekly water testing once cycled, if not would 6 dwarf gouramis be ok 2male to 4 female with some khuli loaches

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