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post #1 of 20 Old 06-07-2011, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking 10 Gallon?

I have two basically empty 10 Gallon tanks that I shall be stocking soon(:
I have really hard water, so I know livebearers will do well :D I want some nice looking active tanks (who doesn't) that seem full but really aren't.

I was thinking:

-TANK ONE: (well planted with sand and driftwood)
2 BB Gobby -- (already have)
15 Endlers -- (eventual result)
7 pygmy corries
1 Mail swordtail (to eat fry)

Would this work out? I heard swortails can get pretty big according to their profile here. :C Could there be anything to replace him?

-TANK TWO: No live plants, but this tank could have 2-3 water changes a week since it will be nearer the kitchen.
4 platys
3 male guppies
1 female betta

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-07-2011, 06:53 PM
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I think that tank one looks over stocked, but I'm no expert. also, do you have a hospital tank already?

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post #3 of 20 Old 06-07-2011, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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I think that tank one looks over stocked, but I'm no expert. also, do you have a hospital tank already?
What would you suggest changing?(:
I can use a plastic tupperware box with a sponge filter if needed, or a 1 gall bowl. I don't have room/money to set up a hospital tank or quarantine :/

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post #4 of 20 Old 06-07-2011, 07:46 PM
Betas usually will attack guppy tails; I don't know if this is the case with the females, but just keep that in mind. I don't have personal experience, but this is what I have read.
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Betas usually will attack guppy tails; I don't know if this is the case with the females, but just keep that in mind. I don't have personal experience, but this is what I have read.
I've read it with males, but never with females, but just in case I am going to ad her last, and if there is still a problem I could move her into another tank(:

Other than that do the options look okay to you?

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I wouldn't add so many endlers. The profile also says 30 gallons is recommended for swordtail. A dwarf gourami or honey gourami would also eat fry and add color to the tank.

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I wouldn't add so many endlers. The profile also says 30 gallons is recommended for swordtail. A dwarf gourami or honey gourami would also eat fry and add color to the tank.
Alright, I'm going to repost this in the Freshwater Aquarium section and hope for some more suggestions(:
Thanks for the gourami idea! I've read about them but they tend to be quite frail :/ I'll check to see if they like hard water though!

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post #8 of 20 Old 06-08-2011, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Stocking 10 Gallon?

I have two basically empty 10 Gallon tanks that I shall be stocking soon(:
I have really hard water, so I know livebearers will do well :D I want some nice looking active tanks (who doesn't) that seem full but really aren't.

I was thinking:

-TANK ONE: (well planted with sand and driftwood)
2 BB Gobby -- (already have)
15 Endlers -- (eventual result)
7 pygmy corries
1 male betta

Would this work out? I heard swortails can get pretty big according to their profile here. :C Could there be anything to replace him?

-TANK TWO: No live plants, but this tank could have 2-3 water changes a week since it will be nearer the kitchen.
4 platys
3 male guppies
1 female betta

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post #9 of 20 Old 06-08-2011, 01:10 AM
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my most concern is those bb gobies. they tend to be happier in groups and are solitude. (groups but they live alone) and they WILL nip any fins. 50% of my feeder guppies usually die b/c of bb gobies. although i dont mind it.
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post #10 of 20 Old 06-08-2011, 01:12 AM
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i would suggest bb gobies be in a species tank. and your 2nd tank should have a community tank. endlers are too many. betta will nip long fins. benthic fish wont work together as they require a certain ammount of aquarium floor to survive. for your tank 2 i suggest adding 1 java fern, easy to care, easy to clean.
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