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Sugestions on species suitibility for a 10 gallon?
Old 08-14-2007, 01:13 AM   #11
 
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nvm i have reserched more and found out that a male with them is a bad idea until they are ready to spawn. but 2 females would be nice still

im undcided on 2 female bettas or 2 sparkling goramis

i would probably add a few cories and an otto aswell.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:14 AM   #12
 
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Based on researching just this (what to do with a 10 gallon tank), I have found that it's best to keep female bettas alone or in groups of 6 or more. 6 would fit in a 10 gallon tank with a pair of ottos.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:36 PM   #13
 
This is not a fish, but you could get a newt. I have a paddletail newt, and he does just fine in his 10 gallon tank. He is a great pet to me, because he's entertaining but relaxing at the same time. However, with paddletail newts, I wouldn't suggest putting two in a 10 gallon tank, because they are very terretorial. If you do want to get some kind of newt, this is a good site to go to for info: http://www.caudata.org
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:00 PM   #14
 
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Wow now there is something I did not know, 6? that could make for a beautiful tank!

then maybe a pair ottos for the bottom?
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:50 PM   #15
 
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The otos would be fine but make sure the tank is very well cycled and preferably has some algae growing first. They are very picky eaters right after you get them and often times they starve to death before they realize an algae wafer is food. I would also provide them with some sort of cave or small tunnel to hide in as they like to utilize these places to congregate.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:21 PM   #16
 
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If it helps for suggestions heres some pictures of the Tank.




And the little one in there now :)

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Old 08-14-2007, 07:50 PM   #17
 
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Once you move that wee guy out like you were saying, I'd put in a betta and some snails. That's what I've got in my 8g and I love watching them.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:20 PM   #18
 
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With a really tall tank like that, a male beta is probably your best bet, maybe with a Mystery Snail or two. Based on the surface area, I don't know if you would have swimming space for 6 females, and maybe not oxygen for 2 ottos.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #19
 
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yeah, sucks to get stuff as a present. its a nice tank! but its just awkward for fish.

I think i will probably just put a sponge over the filter intake and use it as a fry tank/ breeding tank.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #20
 
Celestial pearl danios. A bunch of them.
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