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Old 10-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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Stocking a 10 gallon

As of tonight I will have a freed up 10 gallon. I have Juvie Black Convicts in it but am upgrading since they outgrew as babies.
My question is what other fish can I easily put into the 10 gallon that are as hardy and easy to care for a the Convicts are? Hoping something with a lot of color.
Oh and how many will be happy in a 10 gallon?
All suggestions are welcome.

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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Shell dwellers from Lake Tanganyika--check the sticky in this forum for links. They won't blow you over with color, but their behavior is wonderful. Stocking numbers would depend on the species. For fish besides cichlids post in the general FW forum.
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The american flag fish would work.
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I vote with Menagerie. The shell dwellers are an awesome fish!
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As of tonight I will have a freed up 10 gallon. I have Juvie Black Convicts in it but am upgrading since they outgrew as babies.
My question is what other fish can I easily put into the 10 gallon that are as hardy and easy to care for a the Convicts are? Hoping something with a lot of color.
Oh and how many will be happy in a 10 gallon?
All suggestions are welcome.

Thanks Sharon in Elk River MN
You might want to consider one of the apistogramma species. Some of them can be kept in a 10 gallon tank and most are very colorful. You would be limited to at most two or three though.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:18 PM   #6
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I vote with Menagerie. The shell dwellers are an awesome fish!
me too.
Lamprologus multifasciatus these are my fav. they only grow to about 1.5" it is beatuiful and Menagerie is the one who told me about shell dwellers awsume fish thanks Menagerie.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:31 PM   #7
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ok that would be something totally different then what I am used to. never even heard of the last 2 fish mention LOL. I will look them up online and see what they are and how to care for them.
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here is where i first saw the Lamprologus multifasciatus http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...cutter_10g.php go look.
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If you decide to go with apistos, a trio would be best. Make sure you have clay pot caves for them too.
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