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andie923 05-06-2007 08:08 PM

redid 10 gallon, now what should I stock it with?
 
what would look good?


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hamdogg08 05-06-2007 09:22 PM

Mollies and sword tails!

Lupin 05-06-2007 11:10 PM

There is a need for fry control if you want to keep livebearers. Babrs, danios, rasboras and tetras will do the job quite well.

Mr.Todd 05-07-2007 01:46 AM

Guppies! Really colorful guppies!

For some reason any time I see a 10 gallon tank my initial feeling is to fill it with guppies! I think this stems from my childhood... :-)

But only put males, you don't want a guppy farm. :lol: :lol:

Falina 05-07-2007 03:35 AM

Interesting choice of substrate. At first I didn't like it, but after coming back to this thread a few times it has grown on me and I quite like it now.

Anyway,

I wouldn't go for mollies and swordtails because they do get reasonably big, and as Lupid said you would need something for fry-control, and adding barbs and tetras etc would be likely to overcrowd it since they are shoaling fish.

Guppies would be an option, some tetras would be ncie - a shoal of neons or cardinals would be lovely and bright. You could also go a totally different route and get dwarf puffers, though bear in mind if you get the puffers, you couldn't really have any other fish in it. If you got puffers as well I would recommend adding a piece of bogwood or something so they have somewhere to hide.

andie923 05-07-2007 07:39 AM

Julie- are puffers hard to manage? That sounds like an interesting idea.




I was trying something new with this setup. I didn't like it at first either, but now I like it too :)

Falina 05-07-2007 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by andie923
Julie- are puffers hard to manage? That sounds like an interesting idea.

I was trying something new with this setup. I didn't like it at first either, but now I like it too :)

I haven't kept them before, but I am planning on getting some soon so have looked into them quite extensively:

They need different foods than most fish as they like to eat snails, and live/frozen bloodworm and brineshrimp etc. They need snails to keep their beaks down. They won't do well on flakes, or probably they won't even eat them. They are very difficult to keep with any other fish, but if you're happy just to have them, then there would be no problems there. They like to have hiding places, so if you added a piece of bogwood or something that would cover it. Once you get them sorted out initially, and are happy with theior feeding, they are easy to keep and tend to be quite hardy as far as I know. Many people here love them as they're really cute, but also have a lot of character.

Let us know what you decide on. :D

Kathryn 05-07-2007 10:26 AM

Dwarf Puffers would certainly be interesting!

The one type of fish I wouldn't go for in a tank llike this would be Corydoras or other catfish/bottom dwelling fish, because the substrate is very large and they could get their barbels trapped.

It's a very unique looking tank, so get some unique looking fish, in my poinion. :D

Good luck.

hamdogg08 05-07-2007 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Todd
Guppies! Really colorful guppies!

For some reason any time I see a 10 gallon tank my initial feeling is to fill it with guppies! I think this stems from my childhood... :-)

But only put males, you don't want a guppy farm. :lol: :lol:

A guppy farm could be fun too. Since they have so many offspring, you can select the coolest looking ones, and take the ugly ducklings and throw them into a different tank to be eaten if you have one (yet).

andie923 05-07-2007 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by hamdogg08
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Todd
Guppies! Really colorful guppies!

For some reason any time I see a 10 gallon tank my initial feeling is to fill it with guppies! I think this stems from my childhood... :-)

But only put males, you don't want a guppy farm. :lol: :lol:

A guppy farm could be fun too. Since they have so many offspring, you can select the coolest looking ones, and take the ugly ducklings and throw them into a different tank to be eaten if you have one (yet).

LOL!. What would eat them?




I am probably going to go with some puffers. How many should I get? Would three be an ok number?

Thanks for all the help!


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