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post #11 of 16 Old 05-05-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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COOL! Also I was looking at the different types of pencil fish and saw the Dwarf Pencils and fell in love.Would they do okay in my tank?Also I am soom upgrading to a 40 gal. and was wondering if I should Move my gourami and killi into the 40 and puth the pencil fish in the 10 or the other way around.

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COOL! Also I was looking at the different types of pencil fish and saw the Dwarf Pencils and fell in love.Would they do okay in my tank?Also I am soom upgrading to a 40 gal. and was wondering if I should Move my gourami and killi into the 40 and puth the pencil fish in the 10 or the other way around.
Given the size of the killies I would put them in the larger tank, with the gourami in this case. The 10g will accommodate a group of Nannostomus marginatus, I would get 9-10. Lots of plants, and some chunks of wood. Branches are ideal, this species loves browsing over wood for microscopic food. Some small peaceful substrate fish will match, one of the dwarf species of cory, or even a group of 4-5 of a nice "normal" cory. A single Twig Catfish, or a Whiptail Catfish will also work.

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COOL! Thanks! Also I was looking at the different types of pencilfish and saw the dwarf pencilfish and fell in love.I am soon getting a 40 gal. and was wondering if I should put my gourami and killi in the 40 and just put the pencilfish in the the 15,or the other way around.

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COOL! Thanks! Also I was looking at the different types of pencilfish and saw the dwarf pencilfish and fell in love.I am soon getting a 40 gal. and was wondering if I should put my gourami and killi in the 40 and just put the pencilfish in the the 15,or the other way around.
This is basically the same question as your previous post, and I responded. But here you mention a 15g, not a 10g...the 15g is even better for the pencils and substrate fish.

Nannostomus marginatus is the Dwarf Pencilfish in our profiles. And you know you can click the shaded names to see the profile.

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sorry I didn't know there was a second page so I thought it didn't post so i reposted it.the 15 was an error sorry again.

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sorry I didn't know there was a second page so I thought it didn't post so i reposted it.the 15 was an error sorry again.
That's OK. I've fallen into the second page trap myself.

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