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Tank and Compatible Species
I'm very new to this bulletin (first post!), and I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to owning and caring for fish. I think they're interesting and colorful and am ready to take the responsibilities to care for them.
I plan on buying this aquarium:
and this Electric Blue Crayfish:
For starters I plan on getting a fine gravel for the crayfish and some plastic plants and probably a cave/rock for hiding.
Are there any species of (some colorful) smaller fish that I could have that swim above the crayfish that are compatible with eachother? Do I need to buy something like tank cleaning fish or anything else?
Basically the other fish are fitting around the aquarium and the crayfish. If it comes to it, I'd rather have that aquarium and the crayfish than that aquarium and other fish (but not the crayfish). So basically, fish that will fit in that aquarium and won't bother/be bothered by the crayfish.
For those of you who didn't click on the links,
one is for a self-filtering fishbowl aquarium (30L)
and the other is for a cobalt blue crayfish.
Thanks and hopefully good answers are to come.
Re: Tank and Compatible Species
Hi and welcome aboard, Zack.:wave:
There isn't a single invertebrate that can clean a fish except in marine.
I wouldn't get a fishbowl. It's far too small. A tank of 15 gallons is the minimum size I'd recommend.:) You need to cycle the tank first before getting new fish. You can start with male platies. I wouldn't recommend getting females as they tend to breed a lot and this can cause a strain to your biological filter.
If you have any more questions, feel free.:brow:
Oh Man!!! You have to admit that the crayfish looks really cool when it's blue like that.
Not trying to be pressing, but I have a friend who has the crayfish and 2 Bala sharks in a 10 gallon tank and they are doing fine.
My friend says:
I was asking if it was a really bad thing...
I won't do it, I'm a complete noob (as you have seen)
and I just wanted to know if it was a bad thing.
Is there a good (easy) set of compatible fish that I can have in this aquarium?
unless that aquarium is not sufficient for easy to keep fish
The bala sharks in your friends tank are fast swimmers, plus they are probably contained in a large tank. The bowl you want is too small for fish and a crayfish together. I would probably just go with a betta or make it a RCS (Red Cherry Shrimp) bowl.
thanks for all the help guys, i feel much more educated making my decision
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