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Need an oddball fish suggestion, please.

I have been thi k about adding an oddball/uncommon fish to my 29g, but I don't know what would work? My first thought is an upside down catfish, maybe?
What ever the fish is I don't want it to eat my current fish or have it only feed on live food.

My current stock list is-
Breeding pair of Kribs
2 Angles
4 scissor tailed rasboras ( these and redtailed rasboras are the best schooling fish I have ever seen.)
2 Gold barbs
1 VERY moody female bristlenose pleco.
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I would up the number of gold barbs and rasboras to at least 6 of each species
as far as an "oddball" I am not overly sure what would work best in this scenario, but I would avoid the cat since it would eat all of your smaller fish

may I suggest looking along the lines of small oddball fish? I'm rather partial to the idea of licorice gouramis (not sure if that is "oddball" enough for you)
climbing perch are pretty odd as well, alongside african leaf fish (the ones that look kinda like gouramis)
I have a friend with a tank this size as well, perhaps a group of glass cats could be something to look into

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Two angels in a 29G, plus kribs? At best, your tank is at capacity; at worst, it is or will shortly be massively overstocked.

I do not recommend adding any fish at all.
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totally forgot about the cichlids, my mind lately tends to gravitate towards the schools first

are the angels a pair? If so they will probably demand the tank to themselves. Not sure about the kribs but they are cichlids and I'd imagine they'd be similar. Perhaps decide to keep only one of the cichlid species, remove the other cichlid species, then do what I mentioned with the schools. While it definitely would be heavily stocked, there wouldn't be the same territorial demands as with two competing cichlid species

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Two angels in a 29G, plus kribs? At best, your tank is at capacity; at worst, it is or will shortly be massively overstocked.

I do not recommend adding any fish at all.

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Two angels in a 29G, plus kribs? At best, your tank is at capacity; at worst, it is or will shortly be massively overstocked.

I do not recommend adding any fish at all.
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My feeling is that 29 g is not big enough for a pair of adult angels.
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i'd definitely take the angels out, and add four gold barbs and two rasboras.
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The two Angles are not a pair they are still half dollar size. As fait would have it, the breeding Kribs have turnEd on each other. Yet this is after their third bunch of babies. Tomorrow the female and babies will be move to a 16g bow front tomorrow.
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