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Hello all, I am still looking for tankmates for my firemouth in a 29 gallon. Somebody suggested perhaps an angelfish for me. My tank is 18" tall. I'd really like to get a little more activity in the tank, and I am open to suggestions. I am wary of adding something like a convict and I am limited in my choices because of the distance to the nearest real fish store (Petsmart and Petco, anyone?). So I am hoping there are some more common fish that one of those stores might have (and I don't trust the people that work there, who recently told me my firemouth would get to be a foot long, that a foot long is fine for my tank, and that a severum would fit nicely in there as well). Any advice would be very helpful! Thanks!
 

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Unfortunately there are not a lot of cichlids (if any) that will go well with a firemouth in a 29g. You could try to get a partner for you firemouth and have a pair or add something like giant danios but they might get a little large. You could also try a group of tiger barbs or some of the tougher loaches like yo yo's or clowns. That last option would give you a lot of movement and the firemouth would have a hard time picking on one fish enough to hurt it.
 

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nothing else will fit in a 29 gallon with the firemouth in there, they are territorial and that is a small tank without enough space for more than one territory.
 
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