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post #1 of 22 Old 09-12-2008, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Leaf fish?

idk the class of this so sorry if its in the wrong forum or thread but umm okay what is the care for a leaf fish a 4inch leaf fish like can it go in a 10 gallon well planted tank? with a clawless crayfish (uhhh it has no claws except small feeder)
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post #2 of 22 Old 09-12-2008, 02:57 PM
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If you're talking about the spotted African Leaf Fish, it would need a tank 29g or more since it gets to be about 6" in size. It also prefers a densely planted aquarium as it can be shy, and shouldn't be kept with any fish smaller than itself. I think it might eat the crayfish.

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If you're talking about the spotted African Leaf Fish, it would need a tank 29g or more since it gets to be about 6" in size. It also prefers a densely planted aquarium as it can be shy, and shouldn't be kept with any fish smaller than itself. I think it might eat the crayfish.
well i was talking about the amazonian one and south american one ><
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how about one to two muddskippers?
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African mudskippers get very large. Indian mudskippers might be a possibility, but a larger tank would still be much better. They need low water levels, brackish water, and usually live food. They also would do best with a land area for them to walk around on, but a turtle dock or something similar would also work.

The South American Leaf Fish stays a bit smaller than the African version, but it requires live foods in its diet and would be better in a 20g or larger tank. Also, I've never seen one for sale in a store and I believe they're quite expensive on Aquabid.

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I keep indian mudskippers and I can tell you that a 10G tank will not be sufficient they need to stake out their territories but also are social and best kept in groups. A 10G is not large enough to create individual land and underwater territories. They are very easy to feed (mine will even eat flake), but that's about the only easy thing. You need to keep the air in the tank very humid, keep them from escaping, etc.

Also, when your crayfish sheds his exoskeleton he will grow his claws back- keep this in mind for any fish you add to the tank.
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I keep indian mudskippers and I can tell you that a 10G tank will not be sufficient they need to stake out their territories but also are social and best kept in groups. A 10G is not large enough to create individual land and underwater territories. They are very easy to feed (mine will even eat flake), but that's about the only easy thing. You need to keep the air in the tank very humid, keep them from escaping, etc.

Also, when your crayfish sheds his exoskeleton he will grow his claws back- keep this in mind for any fish you add to the tank.
uhh well since winters comming i put my african clawed frog in my 10g tank with my moms pleco (she hasnt have a heater) its temporairly but after we get her a heater what could i put with the frog? could i do a gourami?(hes already at max size)
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African clawed frog?

can i put a acf with a fish in a ten gallon tank? some sources said i can house up to four of these in a 10gallon with a fish but i just want another frog for mine and a fish (gourami maybe)
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post #10 of 22 Old 09-13-2008, 12:18 AM
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do u mean the dwarf variety or the regular ones...yes the dwarfs you can fit up to 4 in a ten gallon but for the regular ones you can only house one in a ten gallon and depending on the size of guorami he may try to eat him...i have had quite a bit of these in the past and one of mine almost ate a full grown betta
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