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29G Stocking Question

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Hi there -
I have a 29G that currently has 1 small Firemouth [< 2"], 3 panda cories and 3 tiger barbs.Everyone gets along great and my water parameters [nitrate, nitrite and ph] are all fine. I do regular water changes weekly and only feed about twice a week. I know that I will eventually need a larger tank for the Firemouth...but until then what do you think of my stocking? There's not much activity in my tank since there are so few fish, so I go back and forth about if I should add anything more to it.
Just looking for some second opinions.

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I've heard that one firemouth can live in a 29 gal, but if you are planning on a larger tank anyway, larger will of course be better.

As far as tank activity, I'd add a school of some sort of tetra. I tend to like them better than barbs. Danios are another option, and they are very active. My firemouth used to spend a lot of time hiding, but since I've added some floating cover he seems to venture out more. I use floating hornwort.
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