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PLECO 07-29-2007 01:09 PM

silver dollar
i was wonder ing if i can put 2 silver dollars,clown pleco, gold gourmi, in my ten gallon withe my betta and 3 ghoust shrimp. the shrimp are being moved though to another tank also how long to the shrimp live 4

JouteiMike 07-29-2007 01:47 PM

In my opinion, everything mentioned will be too big for the ten gallon tank.

Silver dollars can get up to 8 inches, and the gourami and clown pleco can both get up to 6 inches.

I think ghost shrimp live for 1-2 years.

PLECO 07-29-2007 03:48 PM

everyone said that a fish can only grow to be as big as the enviroment lets them but thats not true i thought that the silver dollars will only grow to be 5 inch

PLECO 07-29-2007 04:33 PM

nvm the silver dollers and stuff i will try putting 3 tiger barbs, 1-2 yoyo louch and maybe a few tetras

JouteiMike 07-29-2007 04:49 PM

I hate to be annoying, but I think you're still pushing it.

Tiger barbs are a schooling fish, and 3 isn't enough, you'll need at least 5 if you want them to be peaceful. Also the yo-yo loach is the same way, they like to school, and needs at least 3. These loaches require a MUCH bigger tank with at LEAST three feet of horizontal swimming space, hence they are active swimmers. They also get 6 inches!

leifthebunny 07-29-2007 04:50 PM

I would not recommend tiger barbs for a 10g, they require a lot of moving room. Also, in groups of 3, they tend to get aggressive against other occupants.

Likewise, yoyo loaches get to 6" in size, too big for a 10g. I would stick with tetras or rasboras, but stick with slower moving fish as faster fish such as penguin tetras will eat the food before your betta gets a chance.

PLECO 07-29-2007 06:19 PM

alright u all have perswadede me to get some tetras 4 now and fishfan4 i now u use 2 work at the store i worked with u

alright do u guys think these would be ok and how many can i put in
Congo tetra
bleeding heart tetra
siccor tail rasbora

Lupin 07-29-2007 06:20 PM

What size is the tank they are going to be in?

PLECO 07-29-2007 07:30 PM

10 gallon i just want to now how many of each i can fit in it with my betta

fishfan4 07-29-2007 07:35 PM

hey tim
hey tim i think u should get 2 platys 1 dalmation maolly and 2 guppies

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