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what are some good numbers for my 10 gallon?
Old 07-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
 
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theres not any centerpiece fish i could do? this is the tank. although the cabomba and rotala have been trimmed and the stargrass and that other plant have grown in wayyyy more than this picture.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
 
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That's quite lovely, a nice aquascape.

"Centerpiece" fish don't really work in small tanks, there just isn't space for a larger fish. Shoaling fish are usually best, the "dwarf" species. You can get a good bit of colour with some of them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
 
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so nothing like a peacocl gudgeon or honey gourami would work? thanks!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
 
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so nothing like a peacocl gudgeon or honey gourami would work? thanks!!
I wouldn't. The peacock gudgeon (presumably Tateurndina ocellicauda) attains 3 inches. And the CPD might get nippy with the fins of both this and the Honey. Which also needs more room, a group of the Honeys is nice.

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #15
 
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oh ok last fish im going to ask. one ive wanted for a while. will sparkling gouramis work? i was thinking a trio and this stock
6-cpds
3-sparkling gouramis
6-pygmy corys
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
 
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oh ok last fish im going to ask. one ive wanted for a while. will sparkling gouramis work? i was thinking a trio and this stock
6-cpds
3-sparkling gouramis
6-pygmy corys
Space-wise, yes. In fact I had thought of these previously, but didn't mention them because I would be unsure of the CPD and these together. I would probably try this myself, but then I have 7 tanks running and if a fish turns out to be problematic in one tank, I can usually find it another home without trouble. When one only has a single 10g, and this or that fish turns out to be a problem, your options are limited. But I would think this a better match with less risk than what was previously being considered.

I would add a couple more corys though. And probably a couple more CPD to spread the male's feistiness around more.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
 
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Space-wise, yes. In fact I had thought of these previously, but didn't mention them because I would be unsure of the CPD and these together. I would probably try this myself, but then I have 7 tanks running and if a fish turns out to be problematic in one tank, I can usually find it another home without trouble. When one only has a single 10g, and this or that fish turns out to be a problem, your options are limited. But I would think this a better match with less risk than what was previously being considered.

I would add a couple more corys though. And probably a couple more CPD to spread the male's feistiness around more.
so how many of each? i actually have 8 tanks and a quarentine. a 120-semi aggressive, a 55- angel tank, a 29- crayfish tank, a 30B-peaceful community, a 5 gallon that i might put a betta in, a 20- cutteri cichlid tank, this 10, and a 10-adf tank.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #18
 
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so how many of each? i actually have 8 tanks and a quarentine. a 120-semi aggressive, a 55- angel tank, a 29- crayfish tank, a 30B-peaceful community, a 5 gallon that i might put a betta in, a 20- cutteri cichlid tank, this 10, and a 10-adf tank.
Fine, go for it then.

The corys are best with 8-9. Probably same for CPD. Lots of plants (did i mention plants?) and no issues.

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #19
 
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And this wouldn't be overstocked?
8-cpds
3-sparkling gouramis
8-pygmy corys? I might eventually upgrade to a 20 high anyway.
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And this wouldn't be overstocked?
8-cpds
3-sparkling gouramis
8-pygmy corys? I might eventually upgrade to a 20 high anyway.
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No, not with lots of plants and weekly partial water change of half the tank.
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