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post #1 of 15 Old 04-16-2009, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Question 10g

Hey, I am going to bring my 10g tank to school next semester... and i dont know what i really want to stock it with... what would be something you guys have found is interesting to look at but still hardy.

i was thinking i may try starting a planted tank with very small cardinal tetras. I'd love for them to breed is that normal in such a small tank? or even in captivity?

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- Red Bellied Pacu (El Cid Campeador/Omega 3)
- Yellow Bellied Catfish (Cat Stevens)
- Jack Dempsey (Jack Bauer)
- Plecostomus (Paul)
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-16-2009, 05:38 PM
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My upcoming 10G will hold:

-7 Cardinal Tetras
-1 Female Betta
-3 Cories
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-10 Cardinal Tetras
-1 Female Betta
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-16-2009, 07:58 PM
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cory cats definately, cardinal tets definately, but i would replace a female betta with 2-3 platies.
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-16-2009, 09:29 PM
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That would be overstocked, and I'm done with livebearers. This is upgrading my 5G with 7 Cardinals and my sisters 2.5G with a female betta.

And this is not my thread.
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-16-2009, 10:08 PM
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I went to Petco in my area and they had this small 10 gal. set up like a 2 zone enviorment. It had a plastic thing in the background that had a cascading water fall from the water coming out of the filter and it was filled about 1/4 full of water. In the water they had little fish swimming in it. They had plants that came out of the water and an other zone for maybe frogs I think. I thought that it was very interesting to look at. It's just a cool idea that was interesting. I've seen stuff like this at a local fish store in a tiny nano tank it was very neat lookng with moss and a big peice of wood coming out of the water and a waterfall and a few neon tetras in the bottom half of the water.
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-19-2009, 02:38 PM
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Sluzer, if the tetras do breed, what are you planning on doing with the fry?
(Must think far far ahead).

I vote for some african dwarf frogs. as I always do....odd though I have none.
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post #7 of 15 Old 04-19-2009, 10:16 PM
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id add mickey mouse platies, a pleco and maybe a frog.
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-23-2009, 09:37 AM
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id add mickey mouse platies, a pleco and maybe a frog.
what kind of pleco do you mean? a common pleco would never work in a 10G tank. mickey mouse platies are nice, but like cody said....i'm done with livebearers too.
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-23-2009, 10:25 AM
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I'd do a planted tank w/ black substrate with at least seven cardinals and some red cherry shrimp. This type of set up has been mentioned numerous times by a certain member as his favorite set up and I'm going to try it, eventually.

PS. Ditto on the pleco! Even a smaller sized pleco species shouldn't be housed in a10 g, IMHO.

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-24-2009, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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i love cories... they are so awesome and pretty hardy.. i used to have some in my last tank actually i really liked them a lot of personality. i am not sure how to do plants though...? is that a worthy endeavor? i feel like a tank that small wont be able to do much.

55 Gallon Show Tank
- Red Bellied Pacu (El Cid Campeador/Omega 3)
- Yellow Bellied Catfish (Cat Stevens)
- Jack Dempsey (Jack Bauer)
- Plecostomus (Paul)
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