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post #21 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 01:47 AM
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Ramshorns do not grow big, usually reaching only 1-2 cm. I'd be careful with these snails. They had destroyed some of my plants and are quite frustrating to remove. These snails can be found hitchhiking among plants.

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post #22 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 09:09 AM
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Can't ignore the dreams. :) I just wish my LFS sold individual pieces of driftwood. :(
ooo a couple of my lfs' ( i live in a decently big city with about 5 or 6 fish stores) sell drift wood with a rock base to keep them held down, there kind of expensive but they look alot better and wont get duggin up by big fish.
My LFS does the same, however, you have to buy them with 3-6 pieces of driftwood attached and a large piece of slate. I think the cheapest one I saw was $35.
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post #23 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 11:06 AM
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I wouldn't put Tiger Barbs in a 10 Gallon; they don't like tanks any smaller than 30 Gallons, preferably more, as they can be very aggressive if in a shoal of under 8. If you like the look of Tiger Barbs, go for Pentazona (6 Banded) Barbs, as they a very similar in appearance, but are smaller and not aggressive.

I personally would have a nice community tank, with a small shoal of smallish Tetras, a few Cories and perhaps a female Betta. Males are too aggressive but you can get some non aggressive, yet beautiful, females.

Is your water hard/soft? Acidic/alkaline?

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post #24 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 12:38 PM
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I wouldn't put Tiger Barbs in a 10 Gallon; they don't like tanks any smaller than 30 Gallons, preferably more, as they can be very aggressive if in a shoal of under 8. If you like the look of Tiger Barbs, go for Pentazona (6 Banded) Barbs, as they a very similar in appearance, but are smaller and not aggressive.
kathryn is right. tiger barbs are too big for a 10g and have a tendancy to be nippy. go for 6 or 8 pentazona barbs instead if you like the look but be careful because they do look very simialr - make sure its pentazona youre buying, not tiger

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post #25 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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ahh but ive solved some more problems yet! i had 2 fire belly toads in a 20 gallon but one died and now the one in there has alot of extra space. i think ill take the frog out and put her in a small container, then clean the 20 reaaaalllly good. then ill put her in a new setup in the 10 gallon and maybe buy her a companion. but his way ill have that 20 gallon high there for the tiger barbs. 8x3=24 so thats 4 more inches then should be allowed but my friend is buying me a biowheel for a 30 gallon since he mows alot of lawns and lives in a rich neighborhood. does that sound good to everyone? i hope so because i really want to get tiger barbs.
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post #26 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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i really like the look of barbs especially the lateral look, they have really high backs and so far none of my fish have that look. so i dont really like Pentazona barbs.
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20g would be much better for tiger barbs
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post #28 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 11:18 PM
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Tigre Barbs are a bad idea in a 10 gallon. They get a bit too big, and they need to be in a larger group to spread the aggression around, and they're active enough that they really need a 30" tank. Rope fish get WAY TOO BIG for a 10. Basically, your maximum fish length in inches should be gallons/10. So a 50 gallon could have fish up to 5" and a 10 gallon shouldn't have fish over 1". You can stretch that a little, but not too much.

Howabout threadfin rainbowfish? Sparkling Gouramis? If you can find them and feel up to it, a couple of lake Tanganyika dwarf shell dwellers. Burmese Dwarf Moth Catfish. Scarlet Badis or Licorice Gouramis (Both absolutely require live food). Clown Killifish....

How's your German? If you sprechen, then this site, http://www.minifische.de/, is entirely devoted to fish for the small aquarium. My German is pretty limited to, "Ein Bier, bitte", but I still find this really useful. It' sbroken up by taxonomic family, so it's interesting to browse too.

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post #29 of 32 Old 03-27-2007, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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ok if youd please read everything else ive typed youll see i want barbs, i found rope fish are too big, and ive moved to a 20. ok? and i have no german experience at all lol
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If you like the look of Tiger Barbs, go for Pentazona (6 Banded) Barbs, as they a very similar in appearance, but are smaller and not aggressive..
YESSS. Noone believed me there was such thing (5 bands though), and now its proof!! As soon as I get a bigger tank im going into my LFS and telling my guy to order me some haha. He had never heard of the 5 banded barbs, but different places call them different things so who knows.

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