Firstly, I can't believe it took until yesterday to see someone post a link to AqAdvisor.com. Awesome reference site and it helped me do some additional planning.
That's the good news, the bad news is I've run into a bit of an issue. While I was reviewing things yesterday I found out my silver tipped shark is actually a Pictus Catfish (hooray Petco!). This is a problem because there are many reports of the active Pictus having no regard for plants as it actively swims about and as such can't move into the new tank. This couples with the fact that I've become more hesitant to move the Red Tailed Shark as they can be finnicky with certain fish and he currently gets along famously with my barbs. Unlike the Pictus though his size should never be an issue.
So this doesn't negatively affect this tank as much as it does create a problem for me as the Pictus continues to grow. I suppose worst case scenario I offer him up for people if he outgrows his castle, but he is the fish I've had the longest (over 4 years) and would hate to see him go. I suppose I can just hope he stays relatively shorter for his kind for now.
Anyway, back to the advisor. It did get me thinking about my gouramis, and to keep the stock lighter and keep just one species I think I'm going to cut back to 3 pearls. Will offset this by keeping a larger school of Roseline's probably. I also will probably cave and just spend the money on the Dwarf Chain Loaches I want (Probably over or around$100 shipped for 6). I will be letting the tank go at least a month though before I pick them up. So now my newer stock looks something like this...
Transfer from 29g tank:
Red Tailed Shark
9 Blue Tetras
6 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Bristlenose Plecos
6 Roseline Sharks
3 Pearl Gouramis
Last edited by Rush3737; 03-07-2013 at 03:46 AM.