Fish for nano tank... - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 01-10-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LyzzaRyzz's Avatar
 
Fish for nano tank...

I have a heavily planted 15 gallon, currently with four male endlers, five least killi fry, two ADF [which i do hand feed] and five otos.
The final stocking i have so far would be the five otos, three ADF, five least killies, and probably eight to ten endlers. Fry will be removed periodically, as i know the endlers give birth to five-seven fry at a time, and the least killies one at a time over two weeks or so. Ive tested my trap out on guppy fry, and it works!

I am looking for another nano fish to have a small group, 4-6, to add, though im not ssure what to go for.
Thats where you guys come in!
Im also researching, so lets get the suggestions rolling! =]

Lyzz.RI.23
RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
LyzzaRyzz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 12:36 AM
Member
 
Misomie's Avatar
 
I personally like the Glowlight Danio. :3
Misomie is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 05:03 PM
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
The thing about nano fish is they have pretty specific requirements as most are wild-caught. What are your water parameters in regards to hardness and pH?

What species of killifish do you plan on getting? They like to eat anything that can fit in their mouths, and nano fish would be a prime target.

And as far as the shoal size, most need groups larger than 10 or 15 if possible as they are very shy fish.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 05:14 PM
BWG
Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thekoimaiden View Post
The thing about nano fish is they have pretty specific requirements as most are wild-caught. What are your water parameters in regards to hardness and pH?

What species of killifish do you plan on getting? They like to eat anything that can fit in their mouths, and nano fish would be a prime target.

And as far as the shoal size, most need groups larger than 10 or 15 if possible as they are very shy fish.
Least killifish are actually livebearers in the Poeciliidae family (stupid common names), Heterandria formosa. They get to about 36 cm according to the Peterson Field Guide. Fishbase has that as the max length with 21 mm being the common length.
BWG is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 05:24 PM
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackwaterguy View Post
Least killifish are actually livebearers in the Poeciliidae family (stupid common names), Heterandria formosa. They get to about 36 cm according to the Peterson Field Guide. Fishbase has that as the max length with 21 mm being the common length.
Oh my gosh! I read that as "at least five killis!" Silly me!! I thought she was going for something like the golden wonder killi!! Opps! I'm hungry and reading through this fast to get it done before dinner. Disregard my comments on the killis!

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 01-17-2013, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LyzzaRyzz's Avatar
 
Haha! its okay koimaiden! Things happen when your hungry! =]
But you are right to ask for my Params, so here goes.
PH: 6.4-6.5
KH: 1 dkh
GH: 4-5dgh

My stocking has changed a bit, so here it is again:
13 endlers [five adult males, two adult females, six unsexed juvies]
5 least killis [i believe three, males two females][hope to bump this number to eight or nine]
5 otos [shouldent be changing this number anytime soon]
2 ADF [keepig just the two for the moment, hope to maybe add one more.]
handful of RCS

The fish on my lists of 'might be getting' are as follows:
Sparkling gourami
boraras naevus
celestial pearl danio
scarlet badis [dario dario]
ember tetra

Thanks for the help guys!

Lyzz.RI.23
RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
LyzzaRyzz is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 01-17-2013, 05:45 PM
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Lol thanks for understanding.

Oh! That is nice soft water! Perfect for those dwarf fish. If you go with one of the shoaling species, do go for like 10-15. You'd want less with the gourami. My favorite is the celestial pearl danio.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
Reply

Tags
adf , african dwarf frog , endler's livebearer , least killifish , otos

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nano Fish Mo Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 02-04-2013 06:48 PM
Fish for 10g nano tank CottonDandyBubbleFun Saltwater Fish 13 08-15-2011 01:42 AM
Nano fish Mikaila31 Freshwater Journals 5 07-19-2011 05:37 AM
Saltwater Fish 1.5 ft. nano tank lighting jumpman23 Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 20 01-30-2011 07:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome