11-13-2008, 04:05 PM
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Ten gallon stocking question
I've currently got 6 smallish tiger barbs in my ten gallon tank, but after being advised elsewhere on these boards I'm thinking about buying a larger tank and moving them there. I'd been planning on doing this eventually when they started to grow larger (despite this being my first ever fishtank I'm planning on them living a full and long life
) but I'd kind of like an excuse to buy a new tank sooner rather than later. I'm sure most of you can relate.
The question then becomes, what do I do with the ten gallon I've already got? I'd like to get a pair of angels, but I know I can't keep them with the tigers. I've talked to some people at my lfs who seem to be a whole lot more knowledgeable than people working at chain pet stores, and they say that two angels in a tell gallon would be just fine, but in my other thread here I've been advised against it. Perhaps a betta and one or two other carefully chosen fish? How large do bettas get? My local water is fairly hard with a pH in the high sevens, which tempts me into considering african cichlids, but I'm not sure I'm experienced enough at this point to care for them.
Alternativly, I could use it as a quarantine tank I suppose. Anyway, any thoughts would be welcome. Thanks!