01-29-2009, 03:28 AM
| || | brand new to fish, can't have bigger than 10g tank
Hi there, Being that I live in a dorm room about 8 months out of the year, I can't have any larger than a ten gallon tank, but I really want to get started on having my own aquarium. I am super excited and so far all I have gotten is a book (Animal Planet's Freshwater Aquariums) but it seems to have really good information in it.
I've been looking around, and what I was thinking was maybe just a pair of Dwarf Gourami, a few platies, and some Zebra Danios. I know from searching that they're all compatible, I'm just not sure if a ten gallon tank would be enough room for them, and how many of the platies and Danios I should get. The book has some suggestions for first tanks, but I wasn't totally crazy about any of the combinations.
I have read all about cycling the tank first and such, but if you have any advice you think would be helpful that isn't likely to come up anywhere else would be great.