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saglines 06-24-2009 03:49 PM

Recommendations for a 10g Single fish or species tank
I just got a ten gallon tank with some black skirt tetras from someone, but the fish did not survive the move. I am now looking to restock. I was thinking of a species tank of some sort, and I'm looking for suggestions. Some initial thoughts are an aggressive fish that can be kept solo (i.e. a butterfly fish) or a dwarf puffer tank. I guess what Iím looking for is something I could not keep in any of my other community tanks. I understand the restrictions due to size, just looking for some input. Thanks in advance for your time.

Arkamaic 06-24-2009 04:15 PM

Hmm, I recommend a dwarf puffer tank. Those little guys are amazing, tons of "personality". Always investigating what your doing. The ones I had always had their nose in whatever i was doing in the tank. You could probably do a couple in a 10g. Or you could also go with a betta.

Maybe a convict cichlid, or firemouth, but get more opinions on the last two, as I have never owned them.

Fishin Pole 06-24-2009 05:00 PM

i would probably go with the puffers also.......You could keep a convict or firemouth on a short term basis , if you planning on upgrading to a larger tank for them

saglines 06-24-2009 09:44 PM

Thanks, I think I may go with the Puffers

Arkamaic 06-24-2009 10:25 PM

I don't think you'd be disappointed. They are fun to watch, especially when they are going after snails. (that should be their main source of food.)

sean117Ply 06-25-2009 08:11 AM

Dwarf Gouramis

saglines 06-25-2009 08:14 AM

Thanks for the Suggestion, but ialready have a dwarf Gourami in my main tank. I like the puffer idea, but also considering a solo fish.

Arkamaic 06-25-2009 10:34 AM

Hmm, for solo, perhaps a Ram of some sorts? again, get more opinions, because I haven't owned them before.

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